The City of Cape Town has apparently issued the Open Mosque with a compliance notice after it had failed to meet certain regulations. Al Jama-ah party whip, councillor Wasfie Hassiem, visited the mosque and found workers picking up the carpets late on Friday afternoon. According to Al Jama-ah party leader[…]
A group of volunteers have come together to form the Hospital Angel Network (HAN) to assist the vulnerable at hospitals in the city. The Discover Islam Centre’s Hospital Angel launch on Saturday saw a full house at Islamia College’s auditorium where a committee of medical professionals spoke about their new[…]
Harold Cressy High School is to be declared a provincial heritage site on Wednesday, another landmark moment in its more than 60 year history. The school will receive a heritage plaque on National Heritage Day on September 24th, in a special event at the school. The heritage status pays homage[…]
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) in association with the Kensington Factreton Ratepayers and Residents Association (KFRRA) has urged the public to engage in peace building through an interactive discussion on International Peace Day on Sunday, 21 September 2014. The discussion revolves around the violence that is taking place[…]
Imagine your daughter is a South African woman living in a remote village in strictly Shariah governed Yemen, with no access to the outside world besides a small prepaid cell phone which she secretly uses to contact family back home. Imagine your daughter is subjected to physical and mental abuse[…]
The launch of the highly controversial Open Mosque went ahead on Friday, but not without drama. A group of angry protesters gathered outside the green painted building, shouting strong words of condemnation, while surrounded by a heavy police presence. Inside the place of worship, a few congregants sat during the sermon,[…]
A group of 43 military reservists from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) elite Intel wing, Unit 8200, are likely to face disciplinary action after signing an open letter highlighting the extent of spying on Palestinian citizens. The group has refused to continue serving as part of the controversial unit, in[…]
The Durbanville Islamic Society are to host an evening of discussions and debates on Saturday, with the aim of providing insight on the humanitarian tragedy that is the Palestine/Israel conflict. The talks will be the first of what organizers hope to make a quarterly event. Speakers will include UCT Department[…]
The chairperson of the South African branch of Israel’s right-wing Likud political party has risked the ire of the local community, with an op-ed in which he compares Archbishop Desmond Tutu to 20th century tyrants Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. The comments from Likud SA’s Leon Reich have also provoked[…]
The Muslim Youth Movement’s Gender Desk will commemorate the life of the late Shamima Shaikh, South Africa’s most prominent Muslim gender rights’ activists. As a proponent for gender justice within the South African Muslim community, Shaikh championed the causes of women’s access and inclusion in sacred spaces, a just Muslim[…]
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