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COSAS apologises for pig’s head

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has apologized for an incident that took place on Saturday, in which a pig’s head was placed in the halal food section of a Woolworth’s store in Sea Point. The act, seen as a form of protest for the retailers continued stocking of[…]

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New book on GOTG to launch

The official Cape Town launch of a new book detailing the work of South African humanitarian agency Gift of the Givers will take place on Tuesday 28th October. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only[…]

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Lentegeur man gunned down

Just after a week of gang violence subsiding in Lentegeur, a 40 year old man was gunned down on Monday morning. Muhammad Adnaan Pedro was on his way to work, when two armed men shot and killed him on the corner of Papierblom and Nerine roads, Lentegeur, Mitchell’s plain. Pedro’s[…]

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Beitul Aman launches revamped male wing

Through the continued support and assistance from a group called Friends of Beitul Aman, the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged (BUA) in Wynberg was able to open their new and improved male wing section on Saturday. To mark the milestone, the facility invited some guests to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony.[…]

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“Die in” at Woolies stops trading

While 60 pro-Palestinian activists were arrested and detained in Johannesburg on Saturday, another 13 demonstrators were locked in at Woolworths in Blue Route Mall in Tokai for similar protest action. The group were participating in the National Day of Action against Woolworths, which forms part of a national boycott against the[…]

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Al Imdaad throws life line to Syria

The Al Imdaad Foundation is continuing its efforts to assist thousands of Syrians who have been left destitute due to the conflict between loyalists to President Bashar al Assad, rebels and now with the Islamic State’s territorial gain. While fighting continues, Syrian citizens are fleeing for survival and some thousands[…]

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Jewish activism important for Palestinian struggle

Organisations such as Jewish Voices for a Just Peace are an important start to the conscientizing of South African Jewry on the suffering of the Palestinian people, according to local cleric Imam Rashid Omar. The alim on Thursday assisted in unveiling a plaque dedicated to the lives lost in the[…]

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Pig head placed at Woolies store

Pro-Palestine lobby group Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa have condemned an incident in which a pig head was placed at a Woolworths store in Cape Town. Pro Palestinian activists nationally have been engaging in a boycott campaign against the company since the military assault on Gaza in July.[…]

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‘Bonteheuwel will take its own action’

Residents of Bonteheuwel convened for an urgent meeting on Thursday evening, in a bid to address the ongoing spate of gang related violence in the area. Many residents have been left fearing for their lives, as the area continues to be plagued by an increasing number of gang shootings. The[…]

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