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Thousands march against Brazil’s president

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians marched peacefully Sunday in more than 150 cities around the country to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticize government corruption amid a sprawling graft inquiry at state-run oil firm Petrobras. The biggest of the protests, held on the 30th anniversary of Brazil’s return[…]

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Mthethwa appointed acting minister

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has been appointed as the acting minister of public service and administration, the Presidency said on Monday. This followed the death of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane on Sunday. Chabane and his bodyguards Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane were[…]

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DA to challenge use of police in Parly

The DA was expected to appear in the Cape Town High Court on Monday to challenge the legislation which allows for the arrest and removal of people who create a disturbance in the National Assembly. The DA filed papers in the Western Cape High Court following the removal of Economic[…]

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Malema’s sequestration case in court

Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema’s sequestration case is expected to be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. The provisional sequestration order against Malema regarding his outstanding tax bill was extended in December. “The court order was granted today by mutual agreement between Sars and the taxpayer[…]

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Police probing Chabane crash

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, through the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the police, is investigating the cause of the crash in which Public Service Minister Collins Chabane was killed, her office said on Sunday. “[The minister] is saddened by the untimely death of the Minister of Public Services and Administration,[…]

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Sahuc roadshow draws crowd

About 800 prospective pilgrims gathered at the Athlone Civic Centre on Saturday morning for the South African Haj and Umrah Council’s (Sahuc) annual road show, eager for better insight into the logistics and processes involved in the annual haj journey. In a programme that spanned several hours from 9am onwards, a[…]

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Delft mosque construction begins

The Delft community came out in their numbers on Saturday morning for a milestone event – the trench digging of a new mosque. With the commencement of the construction process for the mosque, the organising committee said the project aimed to unite the Muslim community. “The idea of the trench digging is[…]

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Alleged drug lord opens case against residents

As the Lentegeur community continue in their plight to have alleged drug kingpin Fadwaan “Vet” Murphy removed from the area, residents say Murphy has hindered their efforts by opening a case of malicious damage to his property, at the local police station. According to one of the four residents implicated,[…]

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D6WC holds public meeting

Former residents who were evicted from District Six during the apartheid Group Areas Act will gather for a meeting in Salt River on Saturday to discuss the shortcomings of land restitution. The meeting is being organised by the District Six Working Committee (D6WC), an organisation formed to assist late claimants,[…]

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Islam alive in Chile

This article is the first in a series focusing on Muslim minorities around the world. There are few places and communities in the world where Islam has yet to permeate; a sure sign of the growing influence of the religion at a time where global perceptions of Muslims are at[…]

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