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Woolies National Day of Action this Saturday

Acitvists from the Palestine solidarity organization, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) are keeping the pressure on Woolworths with another National Day of Action this Saturday. The lobby groups has earmarked the ‘payday weekend’ of every month for its national pickets, when stores countrywide[…]

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Plaque for Gaza victims unveiled

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Thursday unveiled a plaque in Tamboerskloof dedicated to the memory of the people who perished in the most recent offensive on Gaza by the Israeli military. The event, organized by the South African Jewish Voices for a Just Peace, a recent creation of South African[…]

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Businesses crippled by electricity tariffs

Small businesses in Kensington’s Bunney Street are facing an uphill battle to keep up with high electricity tariffs. After an increase in tariffs across the City of Cape Town, business owners here say they can barely make ends meet with the exorbitant amount of funds they have to put into[…]

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Possible tax increase next year: Analyst

Analysts have been divided on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday, with some commending the tough stance taken against government spending. Others have expressed concern at the possibility of tax policy changes taking place during the next Budget Speech, which could see South Africans[…]

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Maties students launch ‘halal’ petition

Muslims students at Stellenbosch University (SU) were last week dealt a blow to their hopes of expanding the availability of halal foods on campus, when the student center management issued King Pie with a notice to vacate the premises by the end of the month. King Pie is the only[…]

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BMCS unhappy with rezoning ruling

The Bothasig Muslim and Cultural Society (BMCS) are seeking answers from City of Cape Town on why their appeal to overturn a ruling against the rezoning of their property was rejected. The area’s Muslim minority has faced several challenges in their attempts to establish a place of worship, in what[…]

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Sheikh Ninowy to host Shama’il seminar

Renowned Syrian born scholar, Sheikh Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, will be hosting a unique seminar as part of the Madina Institute this coming Saturday. The seminar will center around the Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi, and will seek to enlighten the community about the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).[…]

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DA takes on councillor for Open Mosque comments

Al Jam-ah political party leader and councillor, Ganief Hendricks has once again come under fire for allegedly contravening the City of Cape Town’s code of conduct by forcing City officials to act against the Open Mosque. Hendricks is accused of portraying the Open Mosque founder, Dr Taj Hargey in a[…]

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