On the day South Africa commemorated its one year anniversary of the hard lockdown that was put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, the death toll from the virus had reached 52 602. According to the National Health Ministry, the total number of Covid-19 cases for[…]
After nine years, the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has claimed victory after the Western Cape High Court ordered the Labia Theatre to screen the film The Roadmap To Apartheid within 60 days. “The whole saga started in 2012, when we tried to book the labia theatre for a screening of[…]
With the holy month of Ramadan less than a month away and a possible third wave of COVID-19 around the corner, concern has once again been raised over religious gatherings turning into “super spreader events”. How masajid will be handling taraweeg prayers in particular has been placed under the spotlight,[…]
Cape flats mothers stood united at the Philippi police station yesterday as they handed over a memorandum to the newly elected station commander calling for an end to violence that has been plaquing their communities in recent days. “Forward we shall march to a drug and gun free Hanover park,”[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security directorate has defended Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, amid calls for him to step down over an altercation with an Ocean View resident on Friday. According to the City, the footage was distributed by the Cape Coloured Congress (CCC) as a means[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah council said that while Saudi authorities have not issued directives regarding Hajj 1442, their plans for South Africa’s participation has been put on hold. Despite Covid-19 restrictions being eased across many countries globally, international hujaaj including South African’s are unsure about the hajj season[…]
Concern has been raised that burial societies would cripple under the pressure of an expected third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa. Co-chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has warned that the severity of the predicted influx in Covid 19 cases depends on the[…]
Veteran journalist and political commentator Karima Brown passed away due to COVID-19 complications on Thursday. Brown had been in hospital for several weeks and was on a ventilator. She was 53 years old. She was a seasoned journalist, broadcaster and media executive and had worked for SABC, Independent Group, Primedia[…]
Two weeks ago, a fire ravaged through the Hadji Ebrahim informal settlement in Belgravia, Athlone. The fire believed to have been started by a candle, killed one person and displaced over 120. However, since then, occupants have not received starter-kits to help rebuild their homes. This is due to the[…]
“It is a terrible time in the healthcare system. We are making a strong appeal to everybody in society: please help us to protect our health care system. Everybody must work together. This is real.” This was the stark warning by the head of the Western Cape health department, Dr[…]
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