Voice of the Cape

August2016

South Africans to conquer Kilimanjaro for charity

This year, five South Africans will be participating in the Muslim Hands charity trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek, which takes place annually, attracts foreigners from all over the globe to help raise funds for the children of Sub-Saharan Africa. Muslim Hands, which is an international aid agency and NGO,[…]

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Principals concerned over Eid al-Adha matric paper

School principals and community members have raised concerns after a matric maths paper was scheduled to be written on the same day as Eid al-Adha. The paper and Eid al-Adha coincide on September 12, 2016. According to principals, the matter was raised with district officers in their areas but no[…]

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SJC March for Youth and Learner Safety

Thursday, August 25, 2016, marked the second anniversary of the release of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry’s final report. The Commission sat in 2014 in what many describe as a ground-breaking process in which it uncovered systemic issues with policing not only within Khayelitsha, but across the country. The inquiry’s[…]

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‘Thulsie twins in poor condition’

While Muslims around the world have condemned the actions and ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL), the South African community has to a large extent remained unscathed by the group’s presence. In recent months, however, South Africa’s role in the fight against ISIS has been called[…]

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Manenberg residents call for an end to gang violence

As Cape Town residents battle against the scourge of gansterism and drugs, recent events in Manenberg have once again ignited resident’s pleas to create a safe environment for their children. Following the surge of gang violence and the consequent s injury of a nine-year old child and 34- year old[…]

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