A 24-year-old man lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in Athlone, Belgravia on Monday night, in what is possibly a drunken driving incident. The deceased, Yusuf Sedick, was on his motorcycle on the way from work when he collided with a vehicle. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the suspects[…]
Scholar drivers in the Mitchells Plain region have vowed to not transport learners until they receive aid from the state. This comes after schools in the province were instructed to open their doors and accept students despite Covid-19 not having reached its peak yet. Member of the Mitchells Plain Scholar[…]
by Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Education Department’s decision to reopen schools on June 1st has received heavy criticism from teacher unions, with the SA Human Rights Commission threatening legal action. It follows a postponement of a press briefing by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga at the weekend, who had[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) have made a decisive move to keep masajid closed for the time being, amid fears that opening places of worship could fast-track the spread of the coronavirus. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the epidemic in South Africa and to date has the largest[…]
A handful of masajid in Cape Town have decided to remain closed, despite the easing of restrictions on congregational religious activity. On Tuesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that places of worship will be reopened from the 1 June, as part of level 3 of lockdown regulations. However, he said[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged citizens to join in a national day of prayer and meditation on Sunday. This comes as places of worship can now open under level three lockdown subject to strict restrictions. Ramaphosa says it is important for citizens to once again come together and pray for[…]
Ramadan 1441 will be a month etched in the minds of the Muslim ummah across the globe, as Muslims navigated this strange time of fasting under lockdown. With the masjid as the hub of spiritual activity during Ramadan, Muslims had to adapt to fasting and praying while social distancing –[…]
There was cautious optimism on Wednesday as religious leaders welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that places of worship can open under level three of the national lockdown. Ramaphosa addressed the nation after consulting with religious leaders last week and called on the country to join in a national[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the weekend announced that the whole of South Africa will move to lockdown Level 3 on 1 June. Ramaphosa also announced the selling of alcohol would be allowed under strict rules, however the ban on tobacco products will remain under lockdown level 3. The continued ban[…]
Muslim schools in the Western Cape are positive that they can adhere to government COVID-19 safety protocol, but have called for the support of parents. With educators poised to return to school next week to prepare for the first intake of learners in Grade 7 and Grade 12, schools are[…]
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