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Gangs taking over Hout Bay, say residents

Over the past few weeks the Imizamo Yethu community in Hout Bay has been plagued by an upsurge in violence where several murders have already been reported over the past few weeks. Mzi Nyaki from the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says that things are improving however the situation is[…]

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VOC to kick off new early morning show

With the aim of motivating listeners through positive and inspirational on-air content, VOC will next week launch a new pre-dawn magazine show that will hopefully make early mornings a bit easier to bear. AM Inspirations, as the programme has been christened, will broadcast every weekday between 5am and 6:30am, preceding[…]

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PCRF to host gala dinner for Gaza

The South African chapter of the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF) are to host a gala dinner on the 5th September in a bid to raise funds towards the construction of a new hospital in the Gaza Strip. The project is fronted by the main body of the organisation in[…]

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Tough times ahead, warns economist

South Africans are facing tough economic times ahead as the country faces the biggest currency decline in years. The rand hit a new low earlier this week coming in at R14 to the dollar, a result of a stock market crisis that is threatening to cripple the Chinese economy. China’s[…]

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Qaris to test their skills at IQRA competition

Aspiring young qaris from across the country will get an opportunity to showcase their talents against international opposition between the 10th and 13th September, when the 10th edition of the International Quran Recital Award (IQRA) competition makes its way to the city. The event is hosted by the South Africa[…]

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Govt support services launched at Saartjie Baartman

With the last few days of Women’s Month, the Department of Social Development (DSD) has launched the Khuseleka One Stop Centre at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women & Children in Athlone. The Khuseleka Model is an initiative of the DSD that provides support services to women and children who[…]

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IRSA launches global Qurbani project

International humanitarian organisation Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is calling on the broader community to help them feed a family on Eid ul-Adha in South Africa, India, Palestine and Syria amongst other impoverished countries. In an attempt to try and mitigate poverty within the Southern African region, Islamic Relief SA[…]

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More hujaaj affected by glitch

About twelve more local hujaaj are still waiting for their haj visas from the Saudi Haj Ministry. Just over twenty local hujaaj have already been affected by a glitch in the new integrated system software with local operators that resulted in some South African passports being unreadable. However, Sedick Steenkamp[…]

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Dispute over Crystal Valley halal status creates confusion

Muslim consumers have been left with more questions than answers on the halal status of Crystal Valley Full Cream Milk, as two leading halal authorities investigating the matter continue to differ on the products permissibility for consumption. The issue centres on a brand of Crystal Valley milk imported from Poland[…]

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GOTG negotiator speaks on Korkie, Yemen

Fearless and tenacious Anas Al-Hamati, who led attempts to secure the release of al-Qaeda captive, Pierre Korkie has recounted the tragic ending to the South African teacher’s life. Korkie was killed during a failed attempt by U.S. forces to free British-born photojournalist, Luke Sommers who was also being held by[…]

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