High Cost of PCR Tests Affects SA’s Covid Management
Covid PCR testing is being scrutinised. This after South Africa’s competition authority is ridiculing the price of Covid PCR testing, which they say has failed to come down. The Polymerase chain reaction test is the gold standard of covid-19 testing and is required for international travel and hospital procedures. The price as it has been …

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14-Year-Old Found Half Naked With Throat Slit In Strandfontein
A 14-year-old girl has been found half-naked with her throat slit on the side of the road near Strandfontein. It’s understood that a passer-by was strolling near the dunes when he spotted the girl’s body and informed police. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is being treated. A case of attempted …

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Poor Prospects for Independent Candidates
The fate of most of the independent candidates standing for local government looks dim. Independent election analyst, Dawie Scholtz says that this is the struggle for many as they cannot afford to sustain a campaign. He says that the expense of branding like posters and radio and television ads often sink independents’ campaigns as they …

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SA Political Landscape has Space for All
The Democratic Alliance (DA) must realise that South Africa is a multiparty democracy state. Angelo Fick, director of research at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) says that the DA needs this reminder, as its rhetoric about voting for smaller political parties shows that it believes that there are only a few choices for South …

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Prosecutor Billy Downer Going Nowhere in Zuma Case
Former President Jacob Zuma’s legal woes continue as he has lost another court battle. His special plea to have senior prosecutor Billy Downer rescued from his corruption case has been dismissed in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Judge Piet Koen says Zuma’s recusal attempt is largely speculative, and based on hearsay evidence. Zuma had accused Downer …

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Load Shedding to Stay Until Saturday Early Morning
Load Shedding to Stay Until Saturday Early Morning There is no improvement in South Africa’s energy supply as households and businesses will need to contend with power cuts for the rest of the week. Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load shedding will start at 9am today and continue until 5am on Saturday. The utility …

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El-Kurd: Palestine will be Free
Palestine cannot be shared with the occupation regime. This is the assertion of Palestinian activist, Muna El Kurd. She is wrapping up her tour of South Africa in Cape Town. Speaking to students at Stellenbosch University, El Kurd noted that the violence of the occupation is gripping every aspect of Palestinian existence.  
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Is Political Diversity Killing Democracy?
How different would Cape Town’s political landscape be after the municipal elections? For the first time since the advent of democracy, the array of parties vying for support is at its highest. But with the DA-led City of Cape Town having more opposition parties in this election, could the next leadership change the colours of …

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Where Did Political Parties Go Wrong in their Election Campaigns?
Are political parties missing the plot in their election campaigns? Due to the short notice of the election day announcement for November 1st, parties have had a rather rushed campaign. Since then, parties like the DA have come under fire for racism and encouraging criminal behaviour, while the ANC has been accused of bringing nothing …

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Mazibuko: The DA Doesn’t Understand SA’s Oppressive History
White privilege and racism in politics have struck again. In the latest saga, radio personality Gareth Cliff came drew criticism for undermining the racism faced by people of colour daily. The comments were made during a panel discussion in Cliff’s ‘Burning Platform’ programme. Guests included community activist Mudzuli Rakhivhane and DA leader John Steenhuisen. The …

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Security Assessments Have Been Made For Election Day
Security threat assessments had revealed that South Africa was relatively stable and a conducive environment for free and fair elections. Briefing the nation in Tshwane this morning, Defense Minister Thandi Modise emphasised that all forms of violence would not be tolerated, and issued a stern warning to South Africans not to incite violence ahead of …

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DA’s Hands Stained by Racism
The Democratic Alliance keeps getting involved and dirtying its hands on issues of racism. Anti-Apartheid activist, Seth Mazibuko made this comment as this was once again evident in DA leader, John Steenhuisen’s gleeful expressions as Gareth Cliff brutally disregarded the pain of black people on his programme, the Burning Platform. The public was outraged last …

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Columbia’s Most Wanted Drug Trafficker Busted
Columbia’s most-wanted drug trafficker has been arrested. Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as Otoniel headed the South American country’s largest narco-trafficking gang called the Gulf Clan. He was nabbed near one of his main outposts in Necocli. Columbian President Ivan Duque welcomed the arrest noting it was the hardest strike to drug traffickers in the …

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Nandos Ends Sponsorship Of Gareth Cliff’s Burning Platform
Popular take-out chain, Nandos, has ended its sponsorship of Gareth Cliff’s Burning Platform programme. It follows a panel he hosted in which he claimed that racism is not as big a problem as service delivery. Guests included community activist, Mudzuli Rakhivhane and DA leader John Steenhuisen. The latter appeared almost delighted as Cliff spoke over …

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Palestinian Rights Groups Marked ‘Terrorist’ by Tel Aviv
The Zionist Israeli regime has labelled six Palestinian rights groups as terrorist organisations, raising the ire of Hamas. The Palestinian resistance movement says that this amounts to an act of war against the Palestinian existence. The groups include Addameer, al-Haq, Defense for Children Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Bisan Center for Research and …

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‘SA Unemployment Key Driver in Party Formations’
The country’s high unemployment rate has given rise to several political parties cropping up. Political analyst, Professor Bheki Mngomezulu says that people are seeing politics as the only option to ensure an income. He says however, that this is affecting service delivery. Mngomezulu has also noted that some of the larger parties do not offer …

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Battle For Cape Town: DA, ANC, ACDP, Good, CCC
Decent housing remains a serious concern for poor and working-class communities in Cape Town. The delivery of affordable housing has been a tedious process. Ordinary citizens are often left on the wayside as government spheres battle it out over what land should be used for these developments. In recent years housing activists have pushed for …

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Search Continues for Kidnapped Moti Brothers
Additional police investigators have been called in to help find the four kidnapped Moti brothers in Polokwane. The siblings aged six, 11, 13, and 15 were abducted while en route to school. Armed suspects accosted the BMW they were travelling in and then fled with the boys in two vehicles towards the N1 north. Police …

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Promises & Politics – PAC, UDM, Land Party, EFF
Those that contribute to the informal economy in Cape Town often feel that they are left on the margins and not taken as seriously as traditional businesses. A case in point is the continued harassment and confiscation of goods of informal traders by the City law enforcement officers during operations. They are also easily shoved …

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South Africa shares a long history of struggle with Palestine and its people. Palestinian activist, Muna el Kurd, is in Cape Town as part of her tour of South Africa to raise awareness about the Israeli aggression and occupation of her land. She reiterates that there are many people who are battling the Israeli occupation …

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From Palestine to SA – the Struggle Continues
Palestine is part of a bigger struggle against oppression. This was the assertion of Palestinian activist, Muna el-Kurd while on her tour of South Africa. Speaking in Sea Point this morning, el-Kurd drew comparisons between the anti-Apartheid struggle, and the enduring battle in Palestine against Israeli occupation. She says that her community in Sheikh Jarrah …

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Former Suidooster Actress Nominated for Royalty Soapie Awards 2021
Born and bred in Athlone in Cape Town, Na-aymah Ally Samaai is an actress and radio personality in Cape Town. She is a beloved former Radio 786 presenter who was active during the years 2002 – 2016, and is fondly remembered on many programs, such as Tiny Tots, What’s Cooking, various outside broadcasts and she was …

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