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UK Muslims condemn journo beheading

Shocked by the barbaric murder of James Foley, British Muslims have vowed to work with police and security services to root out radicals for betraying Islam teachings. “As Muslims we reject terrorism and the evil ISIS – they do not act in our name and we abhor anyone who supports[…]

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Communities must fight crime: Minister Nhleko

The fight against crime is the responsibility of all South Africans it affects, Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko told Cosatu’s crime conference at the Cape Town City Hall on Tuesday. Nhleko said communities and individuals living in crime ridden areas all have a responsibility to aid authorities in uprooting crime.[…]

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Minister to meet with D6 claimants

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, is set to host a feedback meeting with District Six claimants this coming weekend. The meeting, which is directed at those who have issued claims before the first cut off date on 31st December 1998, will address the progress made[…]

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SA citizens killed in IS: Ambassador

EXCLUSIVE – The Iraqi ambassador to South Africa, Dr Hisham al-Alawi says he has received “credible reports” that several South African citizens have been killed while fighting for the Islamic State (IS). The reports come as the region struggles to come to grips with the radical groups rise in northern[…]

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Russell Tribunal reconvenes on Gaza

In the wake of allegations of war crimes committed by the Israeli military during its brutal campaign on the Gaza Strip, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) are set to reconvene for a session on the issue within the coming weeks. More than 2000 Gazans, the majority of which are[…]

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Israel kills three top Hamas commanders

Israeli aircraft have killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement’s armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief. Thursday’s attack, on a day when a total of 26 people were reported killed in Gaza, came a day after the Israeli[…]

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Appeal filed over jailed Al Jazeera staff

Lawyers for three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have filed appeals against their convictions. The case will now be heard before the Court of Cassation, which will examine the grounds for a full hearing, for which a date has not been set. Thursday’s announcement by the lawyers for[…]

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MJC president addresses IUMS gathering

The president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks addressed an audience of 100 Muslim scholars, politicians and intellectuals from across the globe in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday night. The occasion marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), launched on[…]

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GOTG gets green light for Gaza

Humanitarian relief agency Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has been given the green light to enter Gaza through the Rafah border. After more than a month long negotiation with authorities, GOTG founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said they finally received word from South African Department of International Relations on Thursday morning.[…]

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NC4P meets Zuma on Palestine

Representatives from the Palestinian solidarity movement in South Africa met with President Jacob Zuma at his official residence in Cape Town, Genadendal on Wednesday. The 90 minute meeting on Palestine was convened in response to growing protests by South African civil society across the country. There has been stronger pressure[…]

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