Voice of the Cape

November2015

MJC meets with Manenberg religious leadership

The religious leadership in Manenberg, including local imams were afforded the opportunity to provide their input as to the situation on the ground within the crime and gang ridden community, in an information gathering dialogue hosted by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). On Saturday the respective parties met in a[…]

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Karaan, Strand muslims honoured

The leadership of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) gathered at the Jamiah Masjid on Saturday in a bid to honour religious stalwarts within the historic Islamic community in Strand, amongst them the late Sheikh Yusuf Karaan. The event, which also doubled as a community outreach initiative, sought to recognise the[…]

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Religion, the scapegoat of the Israel-Palestine crisis

OPINION by Megan Hanna – The sirens had barely stopped wailing before commentators started exploiting the terror attacks in Paris on 13 November, twisting the horrific event to serve a range of varying political agendas. While most of the world mourned in respectful grief, an opportunistic few used the event[…]

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CMRM supports 16 Days of Activism

BY Imam Dr. Rashied Omar –  Gender Justice is an integral part of the vision and mission of Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM). To this end, we are committed to upholding the struggle for the full dignity, honour and equality of women in our country, our communities, our workplaces, our[…]

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ANC set on impeaching Zille

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape wants Premier Helen Zille out and hopes a motion to impeach her, to be debated in the provincial legislature on Tuesday, will pave the way. ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman gave notice on Monday of the intention to impeach Zille.[…]

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WC Cosatu throws weight behind strikers at Parliament

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Western Cape has thrown its weight behind the striking parliamentary workers. A thinly veiled threat to those wanting to return to work has also been sent by National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) branch chairperson Sthembiso Tembe, who urged protesters[…]

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Criminal charges laid against Phiyega

A case of defeating the ends of justice has been registered against suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. National police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the case had been registered, but would not be drawn on the details. “We can confirm a case was registered, but are unable to provide[…]

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World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with French President Francois Hollande saying the world was at a “breaking point” in the fight against global warming. Some 150 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping,[…]

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2 Israelis convicted of Abu Khdeir killing

Israel’s Jerusalem District Court on Monday convicted two Israelis for the murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir last summer, with a third suspect who admitted to the killing escaping conviction on the grounds of his mental health. The conviction of Yosef Ben David, the ringleader of the gang that[…]

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