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Israeli minister vows to expand settlements

Israeli far-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman challenged the European Union on Sunday, November 16, asserting that Israel will never limit its construction activity in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem). “We will not accept any restrictions on building in Jewish communities in Jerusalem – there will be no compromise on the matter,” Foreign[…]

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Kenfac association to re-launch

In a bid to re-energise itself, the Kensington Factreton Residents and Ratepayers Association (KFRRA) plans to re-launch the association on Monday. It has urged residents to attend a public meeting to elect members of the public in representative positions. The association’s chairperson Dawood Esack called for residents “committed to serving[…]

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SA huffath pass 1st round of Quran competition

Three South African students have passed preliminary tests and now begin their recitation of the Holy Quran in the King Abdul Aziz International Quran Memorisation Competition. Set in the magnificant Haram Al-Sharif in Makkah, the students will participate in three of the four categories. In the Full Quran category is[…]

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Imam Rashied Omar steps down as WCRLF chairperson

The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) successfully convened its 4th Annual General Meeting at its Zonnebloem headquarters on Thursday 13 November 2014. Established in 2007 under the patronship of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Dr.Thabo Makgoba, the WCRLF brings together representatives of the Jewish, Muslim,[…]

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BDS survey to measure boycott effectiveness

After three months of spearheading a national campaign to boycott Woolworths retail stores, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement of South Africa has released a survey to test the effect their drive has had on ordinary South Africans. The 21 part, 4 minute long, questionnaire explains to the survey taker[…]

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Free Abdullah Ocalan, call activists

Activists from the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group came together for an information session in the city on Thursday, aimed at discussing the politicials situation in Kurdistan, Iraq, and Syria. Kurdish Human Rights Action Group chairperson Judge Essa Moosa expressed the hope that the Kurdish freedom fighter Abdullah Ocalan, the[…]

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SADA urges SAfricans to get tested for diabetes

With World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the South African Diabetes Association (SADA) is spreading awareness about diabetes with their #ShowYourNumberCampaign, assisting people to know their status by getting tested and sharing it with others via social media. The campaign involves the participant going to get their blood sugar tested.[…]

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‘Misinformation’ about crisis in Cosatu: Dlamini

There has been a “misinformation campaign” about what constitutes the real crisis in Cosatu aimed at defocusing it, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said on Friday. “There has been an attempt to steal Cosatu away from its course… by deliberate misinterpretation or selective implementation of its policies to suit an agenda[…]

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Charities lament post office strike

The ongoing postal strike could cost charities millions in donations, the South African Institute of Fundraising said on Saturday. “The postal strike action over the past six months could mean a loss of R55 million to non-profit organisations delivering essential social services across the country,” said SAIF president Ann Brown[…]

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Repatriation team to arrive in Nigeria

A team appointed to expedite the repatriation of the remains of 85 people from South Africa who died when a church building collapsed in Lagos will leave for Nigeria on Friday, government said. “A mass body repatriation team consisting of 80 specialist members from the department of health, the SA[…]

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