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D6 Trust withdraws from phase 3

The District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust (D6 Trust) has announced their withdrawal from the Phase 3 of the redevelopment process in the District Six area, citing the fact that claimants were being “seduced by the promise of a free house”. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast Beat, the D6 Trust’s chief[…]

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Muslims observe Rua

Muslims around the world will observe Lailatul Bara’at on Friday night, which marks the two week countdown to the sacred month of fasting, Ramadan. Best known locally as Rua, Muslims will retreat to their local mosques or tune in to their local Muslim community radio station for spiritual guidance on[…]

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Nominations for Muslim 500

There are just two days left to nominate individuals making an outstanding impact in their field for the annual book The Muslim 500. Researchers are preparing the 2014/15 edition and are in the process of wrapping up nominations from the public. They have already received over 6000 nominations. Nominations will[…]

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Dr Fowzia Siddiqui to visit CTown

Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, the sister of famed political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, will be visiting the mother city on the 19th and 20th June to raise awareness to the detention and torture of her sister at the hands of US authorities. The visit is part of a countrywide tour of[…]

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Often overlooked in favour of other major human rights issues, the persecution of the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, has rarely received the type of media coverage befitting of such a gross violation of human rights. But on June 13th, Twitter users are set to use the powerful[…]

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Football?! Yawn….

While people are still deciding to watch the 2014 Fifa World Cup hosted in Brazil there does not appear to be much hype in the air, amongst Capetonians. Most people will not be watching the matches and find following football a waste of time. Daily routines will not be disturbed[…]

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‘Green’ Ramadan tips

A local group from the Claremont Main Road mosque are currently working on a three year pilot project amongst Muslim faith communities, in the hopes of raising awareness on environmental eco justice issues. Working under the flag ‘Muslims for Eco-Justice’, they recently held a workshop for madrassa teachers, in the[…]

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Series dissects extremism

The Arabic Studies Institute is set to embark on a bold series of lectures, which will try to dissect and address the persistent issue of extremism that has plagued the world’s perception of Islam. Recent radical activity by groups such as Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda have further[…]

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Muslim activist represents SA

Islam teaches that Muslims have a responsibility to protect the environment and with this in mind, a young Muslim environmentalist has been inspired to conserve the earth. Durban based environmental activist Nazeer Riaz Jamal is heading to Philippines and Australia to represent South Africa. Jamal was selected to attend the[…]

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Korkie seen again

Kidnapped South African teacher Pierre Korkie has been spotted for the third time in the ongoing war between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda in Yemen. On Tuesday, humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers said they received confirmation from tribal leaders on the ground that Korkie was seen alive, this[…]

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