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Anti-semitism nonsense: BDS

The Boycott Divestment and South African Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS SA) movement has brushed off claims that it was advocating anti-semitism, in the midst of an uproar over its protests held recently. “This is absolute nonsense, that the BDS is spreading anti-semitism in South Africa. If anything the Palestinian[…]

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Abu Dhabi pushing halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority has launched a unique Halal Tourism drive aimed at positioning the destination as the leading destination for Halal tourism. South Africa’s Muslim travellers will now be able to benefit from a range of holiday packages adhering to Islamic beliefs and practices. The emirate’s presented[…]

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Department of Women launches equality dialogues

The Department of Women are to host a series of dialogues across the country between March and June this year, in a bid to assess and potentially better the current state of women in South Africa. Despite the institution of various governmental policies and acts to female empowerment and gender[…]

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Dompas should be challenged: legal expert

A law professor from the University of the Western Cape’s Community Law Centre says a Boland town’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) forcing workers to apply for a so-called ‘green card’ is discriminatory and should be challenged. This comes after news reports this week that Worcester’s CPF is forcing workers in[…]

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Lentegeur residents warn drug dealer

The community of Lentegeur are fed-up with an alleged drug dealer whom they claim has taken over their streets and turned the area into a war zone. The community has been picketing in front of Fadwaan ‘Vet’ Murphy’s house since Sunday in a bid to peacefully communicate with the suspected[…]

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Boko Harams’ ISIS ‘pledge’ a sign of weakness

Despite the fear that has emanated from Boko Haram’s apparent “pledge of allegiance” to the radical Islamic State (ISIS), an analyst has suggested the move shows weakness on the part of the Nigerian-based group. Boko Haram unsurprisingly announced its support for the extremist entity, commonly called ISIS, after months of[…]

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Saudi Arabia becomes biggest importer of arms

As Israel intensifies its attempts to curb the nuclear operations of Iran, Saudi Arabia has surprisingly crept up the ladder in terms of arms imports. A 2014 study listed the gulf nation as the world’s top importer of arms, above second place India; a country with a population 40 times[…]

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‘Women still underpaid’

Despite being one of the highest ranked countries in the world according to women in positions of political sway, Lisa Vetten, an academic at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research believes South African women are still far away from being equal to their male counterparts in the workplace.[…]

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IAW makes impact: BDS

Representatives from the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) have hailed the response of South Africans, to what is being described as the most successful Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) to date. The 2015 campaign, which came to a conclusion on Sunday, was endorsed by more than 85 organizations. There[…]

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