As the world marks a year since the Covid-19 pandemic altering life as we know it, an institution, the masjid, vital to the Muslim community has also been affected by the challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. Many of the masajid have weathered the storms brought about by the pandemic but[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah council said that while Saudi authorities have not issued directives regarding Hajj 1442, their plans for South Africa’s participation has been put on hold. Despite Covid-19 restrictions being eased across many countries globally, international hujaaj including South African’s are unsure about the hajj season[…]
The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]
The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyolwethu Zungula in February, before the COVID-19 lockdown began. It is linked to the allegations that Ramaphosa misled Parliament about donations made to his CR17 campaign for the position of African National Congress (ANC) president. National Assembly Speaker Thandi[…]
The Right to Know Campaign maintains that letters of redundancy should not have been issued by the SABC until the public broadcaster had engaged in a thorough consultative process. Earlier today the Labour Court in Johannesburg said it could find no illegality in the manner in which the SABC has[…]
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to report any school that withholds students reports cards due to school fees that are not paid up. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast on Tuesday, department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond labelled it “unacceptable” and encouraged parents to be open with schools about their[…]
The tough economic climate that many South Africans find themselves submerged in amid the 2020 pandemic will not be easier this festive season. This is according to new data which revealed that the price of basic goods could increase during the festive season. The financial impact was felt across the[…]
By Tauhierah Salie As the festive season makes its appearance alongside fears of a second covid-19 wave in South Africa, the City of Cape Town launched its Safer festive Season campaign in Phillipi at the weekend. A particular focus will be placed on Covid-19 compliance and roadblocks, to ensure drunk[…]
Cape Town will join numerous cities around the world in cancelling mass events this festive season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations are among those that have been postponed to 2021, as a result of an increase in infections recently. Held annually on the second day of[…]
A former Camps Bay police station commander will be back in court in January next year. The 65-year-old man appeared in court after being found in possession of child pornography. His son says it took 30 years for him to be able to expose his father. This after he discovered[…]
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