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ASRI leaves Muslims pondering serious questions

The Muslim Civil Society Conference (MCSC) held in Johannesburg over the weekend by the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) was conceived to bring the South African Muslim community to the table on matters of national policy. It was endorsed, supported and attended by an extensive list of Muslim organisations and[…]

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Femicide: get to know your partner

South Africa has suddenly come under the radar for an increase in spousal violence and in recent cases, murder. Recently, South Africans have been watching the heart breaking tale of Jayde Paniyoutou who was abducted outside her home and found dead in a nearby township. The accused in this case[…]

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Cape Flats residents want inquiry into organised crime

President Jacob Zuma should deploy the military or other official forces to stabilise Hanover Park, Cape Flats residents demanded on Tuesday. In a memorandum of demands handed over to a representative of the presidency, the residents also asked that a commission of inquiry to investigate organised crime in the Western[…]

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Cape Flats residents cry for help

Dozens of residents from across the Cape Flats were seen outside of Parliament on Tuesday, in a protest against gang violence that has had communities under siege. The group, a collective of concerned parents and community activists, stood in unison braving the cold, wet weather, to show their dissatisfaction with[…]

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Muslim doctors get global recognition for medical app

The founders of The Open Medicine Project South Africa (TOMPSA) received much needed exposure after being amongst 100 finalists given the opportunity to participate in the Echoing Green Global Fellowship contest, in New York City last week. Winners of the Global Fellowship are awarded special financial allowances from Echoing Green,[…]

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Morsi verdict a “miscarriage of justice”

With the chorus of international condemnation growing, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has rejected the death sentence of former president Muhammad Morsi, calling it an “unjust verdict”. Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, and 106 Muslim Brotherhood members were handed down the death penalty in an Egyptian court[…]

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Morsi death sentence a “lesson”: analyst

A South African political analyst is not convinced that former Eqyptian President, Mohammed Morsi will be executed, saying it would be in the best interest of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to be seen as compassionate and to pardon the Muslim Brotherhood leader. Morsi was sentenced to death on Saturday over a[…]

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PnP to blame for labelling mistake

Another image of halal labelling gone wrong took social media by storm at the weekend. The item, a pack of Pick ‘n Pay russians and chips, was seen labelled with halal certification from the MJC Halal Trust (MJCHT) but upon further inspection, the ingredients stated that it included pork. But[…]

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Mustadafin launches teen pregnancy campaign

The Mustadafin Foundation launched its first teenage pregnancy awareness campaign its community centres in Tafelsig and Delft last week,  which will run throughout the month. It is estimated that one in three girls in South Africa have given birth by the age of 20 and with the high rate of[…]

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“Halal friendly” not recognised in Shariah: MJCHT

As South Africa looks to boost its appeal as a halal tourism destination, the recent debate around the popularity of “halal friendly” food outlets in the Western Cape has resurfaced. Once a restaurant has attained halal certification for its kitchen, there is a concern that some restaurants revert back to[…]

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