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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged to begin a new era of economic cooperation Saturday, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani saying three days of talks had ended 13 years of differences. Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said collaboration on economic and energy issues would form the basis of better security[…]
Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza “indefinitely” by Israeli authorities. Gilbert told Al Jazeera on Friday that he was turned away from the Erez border crossing[…]
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