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MSA president passes away

Young, inspiring leader Yusuf Talia, the president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) Union passed away on Monday morning. Wheelchair bound Talia died at the age of 25 years, after living with a degenerative disease. Talia battled with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an illness which caused his muscles to degenerate. He[…]

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Gauteng advocate challenges Hargey

Legal entity The Society for the Protection of Our Constitution plans on investigating the intentions of Dr Taj Hargey, a self-styled imam who recently launched a so-called Open Mosque in Wynberg amid great controversy. The Society’s Advocate Zehir Omar says it is investigating Hargey’s intentions, as it recognizes the style[…]

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MPlain cluster commander meets with Lentegeur residents

Petrol bomb attacks which left gangsters’ dens in ruins in Lentegeur Mitchell’s Plain this weekend could signal the end of gangsterism or could worsen ongoing gangster feuds. The devices were detonated in Magnolia Street and Linara Street in Lentegeur leaving the residences in ruins. The area is notoriously known for[…]

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MJC marks Heritage Day at Kramat

“There has been a systematic degree of usurping the rights of the Muslims in the area of the Kramat Faure.” This is according to local researcher Nazeem Braaf, who addressed the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) continued attempts to have the iconic piece of land declared a Muslim Heritage Site. The[…]

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Tana Baru Trust to hold open day

The Tana Baru Trust will mark National Heritage Day by hosting an open day at one of Cape Town’s most iconic Islamic landmarks. They will be providing free guided tours to the Tana Baru cemetery, with the hope of educating the community to its historical significance. Situated at the top[…]

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Allow space to answer questions: Mantashe

Parliament should allow leaders to answer questions without shouting, and insults being hurled, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. “Parliament must do its work and not allow deviant behaviour,” Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg. “How can they [questions] be answered when we are all singing and shouting? Space[…]

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ANCYL sends condolences to Nigeria victims

The ANC Youth League on Monday sent condolences to the people who died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria. “The ANC Youth League, on behalf of the progressive young people of South Africa, passes its heartfelt condolences to all families and friends of people who lost their lives at[…]

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WHO experts advise against Ebola travel ban

There should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, independent health advisers to the World Health Organisation (WHO) have assessed. Some airlines have stopped flights to affected areas and WHO and other agencies have said on Monday that this[…]

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Hong Kong students on strike for democracy

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to demand greater democracy as they started a week-long boycott of classes. They are protesting against Beijing’s decision to reject fully democratic elections in the former British colony. Students from more than 20 universities and colleges gathered for[…]

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Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan poll

Afghanistan’s election commission has declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election. The commission’s announcement on Sunday came hours after Ghani signed a power sharing agreement with rival Abdullah Abdullah, who will fill the newly created position of government chief executive. The final vote tally from a[…]

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