Voice of the Cape

April2015

Green light for CT Palestinian museum

The Kaaf Trust has finally received approval from the City of Cape Town to continue construction on the Al Kaaf Human Rights Centre, after the building was put on hold for nearly three years due to several objections. This includes complaints over the height of the proposed development, with the[…]

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Muslink highlights Muslim achievement

When entering the set of new Muslim TV talk show, Muslink, one gets a sense of what most Muslim households offer – that warm, welcoming and hospitable feeling, much like the feeling one gets when you go to visit your family. And that’s exactly what the Muslink show is built[…]

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Parkwood in need of immediate lock-down: CPF

The continuous shooting and killing of innocent people has become the order of the day for the community of Parkwood Estate and Ottery. According to the Community Policing Forum, the free flow of illegal firearms are to blame for the bloodbath that claimed the lives of four people in Parkwood[…]

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Hui in imperial and modern day China

The northwest part of the world’s most populous country, China has earned itself the moniker of ‘the Quran Belt’ for its abundance and variety in Muslim communities. China itself has an official 10 recognised historical Muslim minorities, ranging from the Chinese Tartars in the north, to the more centrally situated[…]

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Hlophe: Much ado about nothing?

“Now the Muslims will milk this”, read one comment posted online shortly after news that Cape Judge president John Hlophe had embraced Islam before marriage to a fellow judge on Freedom Day. The story made headlines on the front page of the Sunday Times and Cape Argus and has sparked[…]

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Blade and Bassiouni: Tale of diplomatic no go?

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat – The dawn of winter in South Africa marks a drop in temperature as is nature’s norm. However, in direct contrast, temperatures are rising in the country’s diplomatic arena. Thanks to Israel and Egypt, heat generated by their foolish actions may offset some of South Africa’s[…]

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Zwelithini remains mum on ICC complaint

A spokesperson for the Royal Zulu household said on Thursday that the monarch would not be drawn to comment on a complaint of hate speech laid against King Goodwill Zwelithini by a Nigerian human rights organisation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). “We will only respond once we have received[…]

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NPA to appeal ‘right to die’ ruling

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would appeal a precedent-setting court ruling giving a terminally ill Cape Town man the right to end his own life with the help of a doctor. “We are disappointed with the judgment and will take it on appeal… because it has far-reaching implications from a[…]

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Close relative of murdered PE teacher arrested

Jayde Panayitou’s abduction and murder appears to have been deliberate, with details emerging that a substantial amount of money was paid to kill her. Earlier on Thursday, provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills announced that two men had been arrested and that detectives had ruled out robbery as the motive.[…]

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Youth groups want Wits SRC president removed

Some youth organisations are supporting a call by the SA Union of Jewish Students for Wits University to remove its SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, following remarks he made about German dictator Adolf Hitler. AfriForum Youth said it supported SAUJS in its demand as Dlamini’s comments were racist. “We are glad[…]

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