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MJC ushers “change” with advisory panel

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced the launch of a new Independent Advisory Panel, in what is considered the most progessive move for the ulema body in its 70 year history. MJC president Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks said the panel is one the most significant developments for the ulema body and[…]

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VOC Bursary project launched

After much public interest, VOC has officially opened the applications process for the 2014 Bursary Fund. Every year the station hands out up to R10 000 each to needy students, with the goal of helping them meet the often hefty tuition fees for tertiary institutions. 2014/2015 marks the 9th consecutive[…]

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Authorities conduct oversight visit of Canal Walk

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato on Tuesday visited Canal Walk shopping centre, one of the hardest hit in a recent spate of mall robberies plaguing the Western Cape and Gauteng. Plato and Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member JP Smith met with the centre’s management to discuss the[…]

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Uitsig hosts mass meeting after hacking death

The Uitsig community has called a mass meeting following the vicious hacking to death of a teenager in the area at the weekend. Community worker Denise Simpson told VOC’s Breakfast Beat that she along with colleagues in community police forum spent the evening with the distraught family of the grade[…]

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Clamp down on mosques employing illegal foreigners

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a strong appeal to masajid and other Muslim organizations, to avoid employing foreign nationals who do not have the appropriate work permits or documentation. This comes after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that a meeting would be scheduled between the department[…]

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RAF bill up for public comment

The Department of Transport has announced that a draft for the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill will be made available for public comment this week. The proposed new regulations will seek to speed up the process in which claimants are paid out after an accident. Amongst the introductions is a[…]

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Strikers were not killed lawfully: Lawyer

Striking miners shot dead by police on August 13 and 16, 2012, at Marikana were not killed lawfully, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday. Before beginning his final arguments to the commission in Pretoria, Dumisa Ntsebeza, for the families of miners killed in the 2012 unprotected strike, read[…]

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Dlamini takes swipe at former Cosatu leaders

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini on Tuesday took a swipe at former leaders of the trade union federation who criticised it for expelling Numsa. “Get off Cosatu, stay away from Cosatu,” he said during a briefing in Johannesburg. Dlamini was referring to former Cosatu general secretaries Mbhazima Shilowa and Jay Naidoo.[…]

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Anni Dewani e-mails read in court

Emotional e-mails from slain honeymooner Anni Dewani to her husband Shrien were retrieved from her phone in 2011, an investigating officer told the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Captain Paul Hendrikse, the State’s 15th witness, said they recovered her BlackBerry phone and sent it to the United Kingdom in[…]

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Pakistani schools hold ‘anti-Malala’ day

A network of private schools in Pakistan has announced an anti-Malala day, condemning young Nobel peace laureate for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie. “We are all for education and women’s empowerment,” Mirza Kashif Ali, the organization’s president, told New York Time on Tuesday, November 11.[…]

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