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‘Qurbani with kindness and care’

With Muslims across the globe preparing themselves for the religious practice of Qurbani over Eid al-Adha celebrations this weekend, Islamic scholars and animal rights activists, have appealed for slaughtering to be conducted with ‘kindness and mercy for the animal’. In an in-depth discussion on the conditions of Qurbani on Tuesday[…]

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Muslims object to casinos in shopping malls

The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) has strongly opposed the introduction of Electronic Bingo Terminals (EBTs) at multiple shopping malls in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN). The organisation has undertaken a campaign to mobilise all concerned parties into voicing their opposition to the installation of the new gambling stations. With hearings set to[…]

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VOC shifts gears to haj

As Muslims around the world mark the month of Dhul Hijjah, one of the most sacred months of the Islamic year, all roads lead to the holy cities in the Saudi Kingdom for the annual haj pilgrimage on Thursday. Millions of pilgrims will don the ihram on the eighth day[…]

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Hopelessness and despair in Bonteheuwel

The community of Bontheuwel say gang violence in the area has made living conditions unbearable. On Tuesday, VOC News did a walkabout in the area and spoke to some residents about their views on gang related violence. Respondents varied in age and backgrounds yet they all shared the same concerns[…]

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Pilgrims in good spirits ahead of Haj

As Hujaaj in the Saudi Kingdom anxiously await the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, tour operators have been conducting revisions with their respective pilgrims, reminding them of the protocol and movements for the journey ahead. Amongst the operators currently in Makkah are the Dhuyufullah Hajj and Umrah Group, who[…]

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Residents bemoan Council flats upgrade

The City of Cape Town says the completion of the community residential unit refurbishment programme in Hanover Park completed six months ahead of time is a breakthrough. The refurbished units form part of the Hanover Park A Upgrade project and it has been completed six months ahead of schedule. The[…]

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Manuel delivers Imam Haron lecture

The following is transcript of the Imam Haron Memorial Lecture delivered by Trevor Manuel at CPUT in Bellville on Monday evening.  Saturday, 27 September marked 45 calendar years since the brutal murder of Imam Abdullah Haron during his detention at Maitland police station. September 1969 was actually also an important formative[…]

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Violent protests in Hangberg

A violent service delivery protest erupted in Hangberg overnight after the arrest of three residents. Three cars were reportedly torched, buildings were set alight and the Hout Bay market was also targeted. No injuries were reported.  While things remain calm at present, Hout Bay police are monitoring the situation. “Cars[…]

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