Voice of the Cape


Why the DA won the Western Cape

By Anees Teladia The sociopolitical landscape in the Western Cape is a complex one and an activist from Bishop Lavis has argued that the province remains in the hands of the Democratic Alliance (DA) because of the “politics of race”. In a post that went viral on instant messaging application,[…]

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DA’s Kohler Barnard to appear before Equality Court

Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard is expected to appear in the Equality Court, sitting in the Cape Town Regional Court building on Friday morning over alleged racist and discriminatory complaints made at a staff workshop. Magistrate Daniel Thulare is expected to set a date for the hearing after determining in[…]

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Authors retract Stellenbosch University study on coloured women’s ‘low thinking function’

The publishers and authors of a study on the thinking ability of coloured women on Thursday retracted the controversial article. The Stellenbosch University study found that the women presented with “low cognitive function and which is significantly influenced by education”. The highly-criticised study, titled “Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in[…]

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Ban SA’s apartheid flag? Court case starts today

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and AfriForum will head to the Equality Court on Monday and Tuesday to argue for and against whether the display of the old South African flag constitutes hate speech. In February last year, the foundation announced that it had made an application to the Equality Court[…]

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Stellenbosch University responds to furore over coloured women ‘low cognitive’ risk study

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article that claimed that coloured women in South Africa have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, owing to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, are those of the authors alone, Stellenbosch University said on Wednesday. The highly criticised study, titled Age-[…]

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‘Nazis would approve!’ Bizarre IDF meme depicting ‘Iranian woman breeding terrorism’ backfires

An IDF tweet that appears to show a silhouette of a woman pregnant with ‘terror’ with a slogan accusing Iran of ‘breeding’ terrorism, has triggered uproar, with some accusing Israel of hitting rock-bottom with Nazi-style rhetoric. Israel, infamous for its overly simplistic ways of describing the perceived Iranian threat, has[…]

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Malema: ‘We are not scared of you, Trevor Manuel’

EFF leader Julius Malema has dared former finance minister Trevor Manuel to take him or his party to court over remarks he has made on the appointment of news SARS commissioner, Edward Kieswetter. The EFF insinuated that Manuel had chose Kieswetter in a flawed process, going further to label him[…]

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EFF stoking racial division – Dr Faisal Suliman

By Anees Teladia With the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party leader, Julius Malema being cleared of accusations of “hate speech” by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), some argue that there is a dangerous precedent being set in the country. The complaints relate to five statements made by[…]

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UK Islamophobic incidents soar 600% in week after Christchurch terrorist attacks

Anti-Muslim hate incidents reported across the UK have increased by nearly 600%, in the week following the New Zealand mosque attacks that saw 50 Muslim worshippers killed by a white supremacist. Tell MAMA, a British organization that monitors Islamophobic incidents, revealed that nearly all cases that have been recorded comprised of “language, symbols[…]

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