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Peace activists meet in CT

Cape Town’s City Hall will host an international conference gathering voices and movements standing against violence and conflict from July 4 to 8. London-based War Resisters International (WRI), founded in 1921 by conscientious objectors to the First World War, will host the conference with local partner Ceasefire Campaign. Other local[…]

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Police monitor Manenberg

Police in Manenberg say the area is now saturated with policemen, metro police, law enforcement officers as well as other crime prevention units. Visibility has been beefed up after a deadly wave of gang related murders two weeks, which has forced many Muslim residents to stay home for Taraweeh. Manenberg[…]

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Boko Haram remarks 'outrageous'

Statements by deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Luwellyn Landers, suggested that Boko Haram splinter groups may be operating in the country have caused controversy. The minister’s made the remarks this week, saying South Africans would never know whether the person sitting next to them was a member[…]

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Police constable kills girlfriend

A police constable allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend on Thursday at their house in Delft, Cape Town, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate said. “It is alleged the couple was returning from Bellville court over a domestic violence case against the police officer,” Ipid acting spokeswoman Grace Langa said in[…]

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Gang war impacts taraweeh

With the sacred month of Ramadan in full swing this week, some Muslims living in the Cape Flats suburb of Manenberg have been unable to attend taraweeh prayers at night for fear of being affected by gang violence flaring up in the area. Safe Manenberg Campaign’s spokesperson Waheed Sookool says[…]

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No rush for Smart ID's

With the Department of Home Affairs currently in the process of rolling out the new smart ID cards, many elder citizens have been rushing to home affairs, out of fear that not having the new ID may hamper the payout of their pension. The roll out process sees the elderly[…]

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Crossbow accused under observation

A Benoni man accused of murdering his wife with a cross bow has been ordered to stay in prison but under strict observation. Thirty-nine year old Shameema Moghammad Shamoon was found in a pool of blood in the home she shared with her husband on the East Rand in April[…]

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Land restitution bill hailed

The signing into law of the Land Restitution and Amendment Bill by President Jacob Zuma has been hailed as a victory. This means that the restitution claims process will now be re-opened and offers claimants five years to lodge land claims. This development will now have a major impact on[…]

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Omar Barghouti in CT

Capetonians will be have a chance to engage with well known Palestinian human rights activist and author, Omar Barghouti, when he arrives in South Africa between the 4th and 8th of July. Barghouti is one of the founding members of the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel movement.[…]

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Support Muslim ‘touch’ players

Nine Muslim players are poised to be part of the national team taking part in the Touch Rugby World Cup 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Teams from around the globe will make their way to Coffs Harbour for the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup taking place from[…]

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