South Africa Women Fight Back has roped in police stations in key cities in South Africa, during the launch of its campaign in commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) which runs from 25 November to 10 December. Founder Bronwyn Litkey spoke to VOC’s Breakfast[…]
Inside the city clerk’s office here, college student Mohammed Harb filled out a voter registration form. He will be voting for the first time in Michigan after moving from Florida, and plans to vote for Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. “It’s mostly the socialism aspect of it, how we’re[…]
An online petition started in support of the athaan to be broadcasted over the loudspeakers at the Zeenatul Islam masjid in Muir street in District Six has garnered more than 40 000 signatures in 48 hours. The petition was started by Kyle Hicks for South Africans to stand in solidarity[…]
The African National Congress is likely to face tougher challenges in the 2019 elections if it does not restore support among supporters, according to research by the University of Johannesburg released on Thursday. The ruling party was still enjoying substantial support from the older generation, while younger people were split[…]
Due to the swift response from the Muslim community, a Cape Town burial society says they were able to give two ‘John Does’ a dignified burial. On Thursday, surial services put out a call to the public for assistance in the burial of Amien Saeedi, a foreign national who passed[…]
There’s been outpouring of support for popular VOC presenter Adiela Fortune, after a sudden blaze completely gutted her home in Wynberg on Saturday evening. On Monday, Fortune said was “overwhelmed” by the flooding of support from family, friends and VOC listeners. Fortune and her family tragically lost everything in the[…]
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has underlined its full support for Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup and has encouraged media in the region to counter those questioning its right to stage the event. The GCC information ministers, meeting in Doha on Wednesday, agreed on a strategic campaign to[…]
The Australian community is still reeling after Monday’s incident in which a lone gunman, identified as Iranian born refugee and self-style ‘imam’ Man Haron Monis, held up more than a dozen hostages in a cafe in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Monis was killed after a successful rescue offensive[…]
“In dealing with my cancer, I know that I am not alone. It is not a cul-de-sac because there are other people living with it and it is a curable disease.” These were the words of Masoeda Abass, just one of many cancer patients sharing their words of motivation and[…]
The pursuit of justice for the people of Palestine is a righteous cause that the people of Israel should support, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Friday. “Recent weeks had witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to[…]
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