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Muslim Hands deny pamphlet allegations

Trustees of the relief organisation Muslim Hands have rejected several allegations made against some of its members in a controversial pamphlet, purported to be written by the Muslim Views. The pamphlet follows a feature story written in the popular local newspaper, which reported that a number of Muslim charities, including[…]

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Govt urges citizens to ‘clean up for Madiba’

South Africans are urged to clean up their cities, towns, neighbourhoods, villages and schools on Nelson Mandela International Day, government said on Wednesday. “Government encourages all South Africans to work together and dedicate 67 minutes of their time to clean up South Africa on July 18 [Friday], Nelson Mandela International[…]

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Numsa to intensify strike

The national strike committee (NSC) of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has resolved to intensify its metals and engineering strike, the union said on Wednesday. “The NSC, as duly mandated by the national executive committee, has developed a maximum programme of action to intensify and accelerate the[…]

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Lenk to inform Israel of SA’s stance

Israel’s ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk has been asked to inform his government about South Africa’s stance regarding the Israel-Palestine unrest, the department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) said on Wednesday. After being earlier summoned by Dirco, Lenk met with the department’s deputy minister, Nomaindia Mfeketo, said Dirco[…]

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SAJBD lodges complaint over Jew comment

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]

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Zille must apologise: Lili

Western Cape premier Helen Zille must apologise to those she has “targeted” in poo-throwing campaigns, Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement leader Andile Lili said on Wednesday. “Within seven days, Helen Zille must go public and apologise to Ses’Khona as well as apologise to the informal settlements of Cape Town,” he told[…]

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Sanef pleads for Al Jazeera journalists’ release

The SA National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists. “After looking at reports of the trial and pursuing the documentation sent by your office, it is our view that the conduct of the journalists… was the normal[…]

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+-10 000 at CT Gaza march

Masses of people descended on the CBD today for a protest to Parliament in solidarity with Gaza.  VOC News reporters estimate that more than 20 000 people are participating in the march and there is a sense of organised chaos.   At Parliament, Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels; the Palestinian ambassador to[…]

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Lenk to be summoned to dept: report

Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk will be summoned to the department of international relations to explain his country’s bombardment of the Gaza strip, the SABC reported on Wednesday. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the broadcaster on the sidelines of the Brics summit in Brazil, that Lenk would[…]

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Lwandle enquiry like a “hit squad”: Zille

A committee probing the evictions of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle has all the hallmarks of a “political hit squad”, Western Cape premier Helen Zille said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “Its terms of reference are primarily framed to look at whether the city of Cape Town and the Western[…]

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