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Al Quds, MJC hosts Nakba Day commemoration on Sunday

by Tauhierah Salie The Al Quds Foundation and the MJC will be commemorating Nakbah day on Sunday at the Hifth Academy Hall in Surrey Estate. Nakbah day refers to the ‘great catastrophe’ in the history of Palestine. On the 15th of May 1948, Apartheid Israel declared independence and dispossessed and[…]

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Sporting Federations in Cape Metro receive funding

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais yesterday handed over funding amounting to a total of R4 172 000 to affiliated sporting federations in the Cape Metro district. The funding will support these federations with their administration, development, capacity building support and adhoc funding as well as major[…]

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SASSA announced payment changes to grant beneficiaries

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert SASSA is urging grant beneficiaries to refrain from collecting their monthly grants from the South African Post offices (SAPO). The agency made the announcement on Thursday, a few days after SAPO said it would no longer be paying out the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant[…]

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Little warrior, Ali Kamaldien ends cancer treatment

By: Aneeqa du Plessis Emotions were overflowing in the Oncology Centre at Rondebosch Medical Centre Private Hospital (RMCPH) where Ali Kamaldien, 7, celebrated the end of his cancer treatment after three grueling years yesterday. Little Ali was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) days after his 4th birthday. Leukemias, which[…]

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Dis-Chem warns customers of data breech

LOCAL Pharmacy retail and healthcare group Dis-Chem has alerted its customers that one of its service providers has suffered a data compromise. The hackers were able to gain access to the names, email addresses and cellphone numbers of over 3.68 million affected customers. Dis-Chem says there is a possibility personal[…]

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UK’s charity regulator urged to investigate Policy Exchange over ‘anti-Muslim agenda’

INTERNATIONAL The UK’s charities regulator is being urged to investigate the Policy Exchange think tank for alleged racism and Islamophobia, over a report in which it accused Muslim critics of the government’s Prevent strategy of “enabling terrorism”. In a letter to the Charity Commission, the authors of a critical review of the UK government’s controversial[…]

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Action must be taken against SOEs that owe SIU money: Breytenbach

LOCAL Democratic Alliance  MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, says action must be taken against government departments and state-owned entities which owe the Special Investigating Unit large sums of money. Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Wednesday, the head of the SIU revealed that over half-a-billion rand in[…]

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Eskom urges public to use electricity sparingly

LOCAL Eskom has reiterated a call for the public to use electricity sparingly during peak hours by switching off non-essential items. It follows Wednesday’s implementation of Stage 2 rolling blackouts, which ended at 10pm. Eskom has apologised to the public for the recent power cuts – saying management is working on[…]

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