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Two Leading Cape Town Mosques Given Top Awards

Gatesville Mosque was awarded “South Africa’s Most Inclusive Mosque”, while Quloobul Moe’mieneen Mosque in Goodwood received the “Best Centre for Educational Projects” and “Best Youth Service” awards.

Radio Islam International launched the Radio Islam Masjid Awards this year, inviting mosques from across the country to participate.

Over three …

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Illegal Trade Still A Major Concern, Says Cites

Following the conclusion of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Geneva at the weekend, there will be greater support to enable CITES Management Authorities to ensure that wildlife trade is sustainable, legal and traceable, according to CITES secretary-general, Ivonne Higuero …

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Uwc Launches Water-Saving ‘Game Changers’ For Sustainability

First, the university has installed the UWC Borehole Water Purification Plant that treats and purifies underground water from an aquifer on its campus.

The second initiative is the installation of an atmospheric water generator to harvest water from the atmosphere.

The institution’s director of infrastructure and engineering Jairaj Ramchander …

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Seven Held After Trying To Free Drivers Arrested At Cape Roadblock

Cape Town – Combined operations by the City’s Traffic Service and Metro Police saw more than 4 000 fines issued for various offences during the past week.

The Traffic Service also arrested 125 suspects, impounded 70 vehicles and issued more than 370 warrants, the City said on Monday.

While officers …

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Uct Vice-Chancellor 'Shocked To Core' By Uyinene'S Death, Counselling Offered

Cape Town – UCT vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and the university's executive has highlighted the fact that the "horrible incident" in which Uyinene Mrwetyana lost her life "is one of many where women – young and old, and even girls – are ripped from our communities in such a violent manner".

After a …

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Strand Family, Neighbour Killed In Shack Fire

City Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermain Carelse said the fire broke out in Vulindlela Street, Lwandle, on Saturday night, killing an 8-month-old baby, a 13-year-old boy, a man and a woman.

The blaze destroyed 28 shacks, leaving 44 people destitute.

“Just after 11.30pm the City’s Fire and …

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Several Freeways Blocked In Cape Town Due To Truck Drivers' Protest

Cape Town – Several freeways in the Cape Town metro have been closed due to a national protest by truck drivers, Western Cape traffic officials said on Monday.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said the N2 and N7 have been affected, including a number of passes, asking motorists to use alternative …

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More Than 150 Dead Fish Found In Touw River Estuary Over 10 Days

Since August 20, 159 dead fish have been recorded, with SANParks recommending that until more is known about the cause of the deaths, precautions should be taken and the public should refrain from eating fish with abnormal looking lesions on their skin and avoid collecting dead fish for consumption from …

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Truck Drivers Offload Sand On M9 During Protest In Cape Town Metro

Cape Town – Trucks have offloaded sand on the M9 between the N2 and Baden Powell Road, Western Cape traffic officials said on Monday.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said a truck was impounded for blocking the N2 from Somerset West to Cape Town during a nationwide truck drivers' strike, the …

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Slain Courtney Pieters' Sister Latest Cape Woman To Go Missing

“She waited almost two hours and then my mother came through to look for her."

The 3-year-old Courtney disappeared in May 2017 and her body was found nine days later in Epping Industria. Mortimer Saunders, 42, who rented a room in the Pieters household, was sentenced to 50 years' jail …

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Da Western Cape Chairperson Slams 'Instigators' Of Heated Knysna Caucas Spat

This followed a spat between DA constituency head Dion George and Myers after the recent by-election where the party experienced a major decline in support and the axing of former mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies, among other issues. Myers and Willemse had supported the ANC’s motion to remove Bouw-Spies.

Myers returned …

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Post Office Worker Charged With Uyinene Mrwetyana'S Rape, Murder

Cape Town – A 42-year-old man has been charged with the alleged rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana as well as defeating the ends of justice.

The Clareinch Post Office employee, where first-year film and media studies student Mrwetyana was last seen around lunchtime on August 24, appeared in …

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Langa Ward Councillor Flees ‘Petrol Bombed’ House

His house was gutted and he was forced to seek safety at his neighbour’s house. The group was allegedly unhappy with John’s performance.

Speaking to the Cape Times yesterday, John said the attack was politically motivated.

“My house was petrol-bombed. I suspect two petrol bombs were used. It …

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Sa Man Wins R1M In Compensation Over Uk Colleagues' Racial Abuse

London – A steelworker who was mocked in vile Snapchat images has won a massive payout for racial abuse – even though he is white.

Wayne Hoch, 35, was driven to mental collapse after being taunted over his South African nationality by colleagues at UK firm Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd.

A …

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