As the Muslim community in Cape Town sees a surge in coronavirus related deaths and with the expected peak of the virus, the Muslim Judicial Council has trained 40 new toekamanies/ undertakers to assist families during this time. The group had attended specialized workshops on how to safely handle the[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHCR) has once again locked horns with the City of Cape Town over its treatment of poor and vulnerable communities. It comes as the SAHRC and the Legal Resources Centre filed a court application to obtain an interdict against all evictions during the lockdown,[…]
Another community doctor within the Muslim community has succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. On Monday, well known Salt River doctor Ebrahim Kahn, 70, passed away of COVID-19, following weeks of hospitalisation. Dr Kahn had been placed on a ventilator but his health deteriorated about a week after he was admitted[…]
The body of the 8-year-old girl that fell into the canal at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in Athlone has not yet been retrieved, despite an extensive search over the past few days. It has been just under a week since little Abieda Steenkamp was washed away in the canal under[…]
As of today, a cumulative total of 238 339 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been reported with 13 674 new cases identified. Gauteng has surpassed the Western Cape as the epicentre and now has the most infections with 81 546, followed by the Western Cape with 74 815.[…]
“South Africa has lost an intellectual jewel”. This was how family, friends, colleagues and students have described the demise of erudite scholar of Islam, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, whose soul departed on Wednesday. Shaykh Seraj died aged 63 following a long battle against the coronavirus and spending weeks in hospital in[…]
The frantic search for a missing eight-year-old girl and a man continues at the canal in Belgravia Estate in Athlone on Friday. There’s a sense of anxiety as community members help in the search for the two. The girl had been playing with friends on the bank of the ‘vlei’[…]
As the world come to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic and its adverse effects, many families in low-income households have noticed a steep price hike on everyday grocery items even while many have faced retrenchment packages or been unfairly dismissed. Programme Coordinator at the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group,[…]
South Africa has a lost a luminary of the Islamic world. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks of the Azzawia Institute passed away on Thursday following his recent battle with COVID-19. Shaykh Siraj had spent the past few weeks in critical condition in hospital. Shaykh Seraj is an internationally recognized leading scholar of[…]
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