Cape Times

By IndepthAfrica
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May 28th, 2013
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On Monday night, foreign-owned stores in Diepsloot were once again looted. Police were deployed to halt the attacks, but fears remain of a further spike in violence against foreign nationals in South Africa. KHADIJA PATEL parsed through some of the literature on the rise of xenophobia in South Africa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 27th, 2012
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The chief executive of private-equity group Basileus Capital was shot dead in his Cape Town office, it was reported on Friday. Moneyweb online reported that Julian Williams was shot in his office on Lower Long street on Thursday. His shooter then apparently turned the gun on himself and was declared ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 25th, 2012
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Two men accused of killing honeymoon bride Anni Dewani are expected to appear in the Western Cape High Court today for a pre-trial conference to assess readiness ahead of the trial. Xolile Mngeni and Mzwamadoda Qwabe allegedly killed the bride in Khayelitsha in November 2010. Her body was found in a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Eight suspects, including a 14-year-old boy, will appear in a South African court on Thursday for the rape of a 17-year-old girl whose attack was filmed and has gone viral. “Eight suspects, aged between 14 and 37, will appear at the Roodepoort magistrate’s court today,” said police ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2012
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Cape Town – Somali pirates have acquired sophisticated Libyan weaponry for bolder attacks on ships, it was reported on Friday. Weapons like mines and shoulder-held missile launchers were being acquired in one of the biggest black markets for illegal gun smugglers, security analyst Judith van de...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2012
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A Cape Town man has received counselling after he was apparently raped by a man dressed as a woman, it was reported on Friday. Lt-Col Andrè Traut told the Cape Times the man, 26, was walking to the Groote Schuur hospital on Wednesday morning when someone who appeared to be a woman approached him in [...
By benim
In Botswana
Nov 24th, 2011
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Cape Town – An estate agent from Knysna has described how her husband was killed by an elephant cow, which she had been photographing only minutes earlier, at a watering hole on a game farm in Botswana. Ling Dobson told the Cape Times newspaper on Thursday that her husband Mike, 67, had been ki...
By benim
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Sep 19th, 2011
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A Cape Town woman who was gang-raped after responding to a job advert on Gumtree has died, a report said. According to the Cape Times, a friend and former colleague sent out an SMS on Sunday saying her “dear friend passed away peacefully today at 5pm. Thanks for all your prayers and support, may God ...
By benim
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Mar 4th, 2011
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Sex workers from around the province marched to the premier’s office on Thursday and handed over a memorandum demanding the decriminalisation of sex work, because they say the current laws keep them oppressed and stigmatised. Thursday marked International Sex Worker Rights Day and members of associat...
By benim
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Nov 1st, 2010
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“Today I will start with a three-part sermon on: Jesus was HIV-positive,” South African Pastor Xola Skosana recently said in a Sunday church service. The words initially stunned his congregation in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township into silence, and then set tongues wagging in church...