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Vandals stripping local sports complex

The Hoosain Parker Sports Field has been a constant target of theft and vandalism, which is adversely affecting the Parkwood community that makes use of the facility. Although it is an open public space, its primary purpose is to serve as an amenity for soccer and netball matches. Recreational activity[…]

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MP schools hosts charity golf day

A group of Mitchell’s Plain schools kicked off their first annual charity golf day at the Rondebosch Golf Club on Thursday in the hope of assisting all schools in the area that bear the brunt of poverty. Called “Golf for Education”, the event was organized by the Progressive Principals Association[…]

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Masjidul Aqsa attacks denounced

The Muslim Judicial Council and the Al Quds Foundation have condemned the recent attacks in the compound of Masjidul Aqsa in the occupied East Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the groups have expressed their dismay at the continuous disregard by Israeli occupation forces for the sanctity of Masjidul Aqsa, the[…]

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UUCSA: where it all began

Representatives of the various bodies that make up the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), took part in a panel discussion on Wednesday to discuss the alleged ‘fraudulent usurping’ of the UUCSA brand. The discussion also highlighted the origins of the organization, its goals, and its role in the[…]

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Ulema break silence on UUCSA debacle

The secetary general of the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), has noted his shock at learning of a bid by various groups to ‘hijack’ the organizations name. Speaking during a national live panel discussion hosted by Radio Islam, Maulana Yusuf Patel questioned whether those impersonating UUCSA, were seeking[…]

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Activists vow to continue Woolies pickets

Demonstrators on the front line at the Woolworths pickets have added their voice to allegations of violent behaviour some stories, instead claiming the company is guilty of intimidation. Woolworths has expressed concern about the safety of its customers and employees, accusing activists Boycott, Divest and Sanctions in SA (BDS) of[…]

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Police resources overstretched: Plato

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato, has responded to renewed concerns over the safety of Bonteheuwel residents, who have been witness to a string of violent gang-related shootings in the area over the past few months. Plato has insisted that police continue to be visible and operational within the[…]

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Missing children cases worries parents

A recent spike in missing children on the Cape Flats has raised concern amongst parents. In the last week alone as many as five youngsters have gone missing in and around Hanover Park, a worrisome trend during the school holidays. In one particular case, 19 year old Zunaid Begg from[…]

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