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Quds Day rally draws 5000

An estimated 5000 pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Cape Town at the International Al Quds Day March on Friday, braving the cold and wet weather to show their support for the people of Palestine. The crowd moved from Keizergracht Street in District Six and proceeded to Parliament where[…]

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Eid gift drive for Red Cross patients

The chaplain at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has announced an Eid gift drive set to take place this coming Saturday, directed at the hospitals more than 300 patients. The drive, initiated by the hospital’s first ever Muslim chaplain, is the first of its kind and will also[…]

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Children pay the price in Gaza

With seemingly no end in sight for the Israeli government’s Operation Protective Edge, children’s humanitarian organisation UNICEF has estimated that one in every three civilian casualties of the two week long offensive, have been children under the age of 18. Latest statistics put the current death toll in the Gaza[…]

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GOTG making diplomatic progress

Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says things are moving fast in their diplomatic efforts to get into Gaza via the Rafah border in Egypt and a medical mission could leave soon. The humanitarian relief NGO has received support from the Presidency and the Department of International Relations[…]

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Eid moon-sighting on Sunday

With Muslims in the final phase of Ramadan, VOC now prepares for the annual moon sighting on Sunday 27th July at Three Anchor Bay. VOC is the official broadcaster, after having received a special events license to broadcast from the iconic viewing point in Sea Point. Hundreds of Capetonians will[…]

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20 nationwide protests for Gaza

Friday will see the start  of over 20 nationwide Palestine protests against Israeli attacks on Gaza.  Various civil society organizations, political groups, human rights organizations, trade unions and other South African organizations will be hosting over 20 major protest actions, rallies and events within the next seven days, in all[…]

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Africa 2 Aid convoy launched

Following the resounding success of the Africa 1 Aid convoy in 2011, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and Al Quds Foundation have announced the launch of a follow up initiative. The Africa 2 Aid convoy will see the collection of much needed aid to those affected by the conflict in[…]

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Heideveld unites through iftar

The community of Heideveld have been hosting a mass iftar everyday during the month of Ramdan to cater for Muslim families in the area who do not have any food to break their fast. A recently established organisation, Heideveld Community Care sets up tables and a kitchen in a open[…]

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Prof Ilan Pappe in SA

South Africa will play host to a distinguished Israeli historian and social activist in the form of Prof. Ilan Pappe who will be conducting a national public tour between the 31st July and 7th August. The tour is being organised by Muslim Views and will include a live debate on[…]

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Gaza’s doctors are heros: Dr Gilbert

A Norwegian doctor currently assisting in the war stricken Gaza Strip has penned a moving letter to the world’s most influential leaders, describing the awful conditions caused by a 17 day Israeli bombardment on the region. Since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began just over two weeks ago, more[…]

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