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Grieving Gaza awaits Eid of martyrs

Amidst the bombs, blood and deaths, Gaza residents have been observing the last days of the holy month of Ramadan by praying inside a Christian church, awaiting an `Eid for martyrs. “They let us pray. It’s changed my view of Christians — I didn’t really know any before, but they’ve[…]

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DA is funded by Israel: Malema

The Democratic Alliance must be rejected at all costs as it is funded by people from Israel, Julius Malema told supporters on Saturday. “All of us must reject the DA. The DA gets money from Israel,” he said. Malema told supporters who had gathered at Thokoza Park in Soweto for[…]

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Gazans survey devastation as truce broken

The bodies of dozens of Palestinians were pulled from the ruins of bombed-out homes in Gaza on Saturday during a brief humanitarian truce that top diplomats meeting in Paris urged Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas to extend. The death toll from the 19-day Israeli offensive on Gaza reached 1,032 on[…]

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Local NGO’s deliver aid to Palestine

The Friends of Al Aqsa South Africa in conjunction with Nakhlistan chanced their way through and managed to distribute numerous food parcels in Gaza. The organisations recognise the difficulty of getting into Palestine during this time, however, they have already managed to feed hundreds of families. Nakhlistan public relations officer[…]

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Moon unlikely to be sighted: COS

Sunday 27th July may mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Cape Town Muslims. And while the Crescent Observers Society prepares to sight the moon at Three Anchor Bay in Sea Point they say conditions must be just right to judge the end of Ramadan and the[…]

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MAD campaign concludes

There was much hype at Ottery Hypermarket on Friday as VOC bid farewell to its annual Make A Difference (MAD) campaign. It was the grand finale to four weeks of heartfelt letters and emotional surprises on air, for the string of beneficiaries who formed part of the project this year.[…]

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Quds Day rally draws 5000

An estimated 5000 pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Cape Town at the International Al Quds Day March on Friday, braving the cold and wet weather to show their support for the people of Palestine. The crowd moved from Keizergracht Street in District Six and proceeded to Parliament where[…]

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Eid gift drive for Red Cross patients

The chaplain at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has announced an Eid gift drive set to take place this coming Saturday, directed at the hospitals more than 300 patients. The drive, initiated by the hospital’s first ever Muslim chaplain, is the first of its kind and will also[…]

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Delegations depart for MEast

Two delegations appointed by President Jacob Zuma will depart for the Middle East on Friday, the international relations department said. They would leave for Israel and Palestine on Friday, carrying the president’s messages to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, spokesman Clayson Monyela said in a[…]

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