Voice of the Cape

February2017

Madrassa On-Air Part 1: Knowing my Lord

الحمد لله وحده و الصلاة و السلام على من لا نبي بعده Theme: Developing Islam in me Topics: Knowing my lord I am a Muslim, so what is expected of me Leadership in Islam and its progression ________________________________________________________ Knowing my lord What is a Lord? Somebody or something that man[…]

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Ml Ihsaan Hendricks honored for Palestinian activism

Al Quds Foundation SA director Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks was awarded on Saturday evening with the International Palestinian Award for his work and dedication to the Palestinian struggle for freedom and liberation. Hendricks, the former president of the MJC and an executive member of the International union of Muslim Scholars, was[…]

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Five drug suspects due in Cape Town courts

At least five suspects allegedly linked to gang violence and drugs in Cape Town are set to appear in various courts on Monday following their arrest over the weekend. In Bishop Lavis and Bonteheuwel, three suspects, aged 17, 37 and 47 were arrested in separate incidents during an operation focusing[…]

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Parliament rejects Sona R11 million cost claim

Parliament on Sunday rejected as “selective analysis, one-sided, and misleading allegations” that the institution spent over R11 million in organising and staging President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation (Sona) address on February 9. “Premier annual events held in Cape Town like Sona pump millions of rands into the economy of the City[…]

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Fee Commission commences with last public hearings

The Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training commences with its last set of public hearings on Monday. Its focus will be on the broader social, economic and financial implications of implementing a fee-free higher education and training in South Africa. Last year President Jacob Zuma extended the deadline[…]

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World Bank pledges $60m in support for Gambia

The Gambia is set tor receive $60 million in budget support from the World Bank. This was revealed on Saturday by the Bank’s president for Africa, Makhtar Diop, during a meeting with the newly installed government. Diop told journalists after the meeting that he had pledged to give $40 million[…]

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Palestinians abroad create new political entity

After two days of meetings in the Turkish city of Istanbul, the organisers of the Palestinians Abroad Conference have established a new political entity to represent Palestinian diaspora communities and strive for greater Palestinian rights. Palestinian factions to form unity government Conference leaders said on Sunday that they aspired to[…]

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Judge Moosa, ‘the people’s lawyer’

After decades of fighting for equality and justice, Judge Essa Moosa gave up his own battle on Sunday as he took his last breath. The 81 year old high court judge and anti-apartheid activist died at his home in Lansdowne after a long term illness. Hundreds of people from all[…]

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VOC correspondent: Syrian’s call for normality

As the Muslim Judicial Council’s journey to Syria comes to a close, VOC’s correspondent, Yaseen Kippie provides the latest on the delegations interaction with Syrian civilians, who continue to call for an end to six-year war. The delegation is travelling to the Turkish-Syrian border to deliver humanitarian aid with the[…]

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