Voice of the Cape

December2016

Top 10 developments for Cape Muslims in 2016

2016 has definitely been a year of many up’s and even more downs. Rafieka Williams has a look at the 10 most significant developments in the Cape Muslim community. New MJC President In April, the Muslim Judicial Council announced Shaykh Irfaan Abrahams as the new president following a vote taken at the[…]

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Pollsmoor inmates being transferred

The influx of prisoners continues to be a problem at the notorious Pollsmoor Correctional Services prison. The prison is currently holding almost double the amount of inmates than it can accommodate. Pollsmoor is currently housing 7,477 inmates, but it only has bed space for 4,336 people. After many long meetings[…]

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Valuable lessons of 2016

As we look back at 2016, Dr Imam Rashied Omar discusses the main events of this year in a Jumuah khutbah delivered today at the Claremont Main road masjid  We have reached the final jumu`ah service of the Gregorian Year 2016 and as we ready ourselves for the coming year,[…]

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Illegal liquor confiscated in Mitchell’s Plain

Police in Cape Town have confiscated illegal liquor at a house in Mitchell’s Plain. More than 63 litres of mainly beer were taken by Designated Firearm and Liquor Control Officers at a house in Siberian Way. A 61-year-old woman was arrested. She faces a charge of dealing in liquor without a valid[…]

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Private schools boast 98% pass rate

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) is boasting a matric pass rate of 98.67% this year, up from the 98.30% in 2015. The results enable 87.61% of those who passed to go on to study for a degree if they want to, up from the 85.26% in 2015. And 9.83% qualified[…]

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Almost zero progress in maths results : Umalusi

There has been almost no progress in learner performance in mathematics in recent years, said Umalusi chairperson Professor John Volmink on Thursday. He also said the performance in mathematical literacy – considered the “soft option” – was almost as “critically low” as in mathematics. Volmink added that, while there were[…]

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Russia vows ‘reprisals’ over US sanctions

Russia has pledged “adequate reprisals” over US sanctions and accused Washington of trying to destroy ties by making “unfounded” allegations of interference in the US election. The United States wants to “definitively destroy US-Russia relations which have already reached a low,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, adding that[…]

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Iraq resumes Mosul operation after a two-week lull

Iraqi troops backed by US-led air strikes have pushed deeper into eastern Mosul after a two-week lull in the operation to retake the city held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. Staff Lieutenant-General Abdulghani al-Assadi, a senior officer in Iraq’s counterterrorism[…]

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