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Mandela day picket for Palestine

The ANC Youth League Western Cape (ANCYL) has condemned the City of Cape Town refusal to grant it permission to protest on Mandela Day on Friday. Given this, the ANCYL Western Cape has postponed it’s planned protest, until next week where they will gather in protest outside the South African[…]

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SA should better foreign policy: IRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) has suggested the South African government take an alternate approach to the crisis in Gaza, by adopting a better foreign policy towards Israel. According to the SAIRR, this would allow the country a better chance of brokering settlements in conflict situations between[…]

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Support final AWS on Sunday

After a phenomenal turnout over the past three Sundays, VOC rounds up its annual Ramadan Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) outreach programme at Masjid Al Markaz in Kalksteenfontein on Sunday 20th July. AWS programme had its largest attendance of 700 people at last week’s outreach at Masjid ul Nasriellah in Belhar.[…]

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MAD support grows

The Make A Difference (MAD) Campaign with VOC and Pick ‘n Pay continued to brighten up the lives of the less fortunate as they ventured on through into the third week of the MAD campaign. On Wednesday, the MAD campaign set off to Liberty Promenade in Mitchell’s Plain, where more[…]

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Protesters hail Gaza March

“We need to take a stand and lead the international community into showing support for Palestine and boycotting Israel”. This impassioned call by a teenager named Waseef summed up the public sentiment at the epic Gaza support march in Cape Town on Wednesday. The mass march is considered one of[…]

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SANZAF launches Gaza appeal

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has been inundated with requests from community members on how they can help the people of Gaza. The organisation has now launched a Gaza appeal to assist Palestinians suffering under Israel siege. Muslims can now not only pay their Zakah to but they[…]

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March only small step: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a heartfelt appreciation to Cape Town for the massive turnout for Wednesday’s march to Parliament, in support of the people of Gaza. The march, which is being regarded as the biggest pro-Palestinian event of its nature for many years, attracted a nearly 40[…]

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3 Israeli products to boycott

The South African chapter of the international Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movements is calling for South Africans of all walks of life to strengthen their campaign against products produced by Israel. BDS SA co-ordinator Muhammed Desai says now that the world has seen the overwhelming amount of support for[…]

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Gaza march: together in unity

A crowd of epic proportion gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday in a solidarity march for Palestine. Capetonians from across the city, some people trekking as far as Johannesburg, draped themselves in red, green, black and white – the colours of the Palestinian flag. From afar it seemed as though the[…]

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Mother of all marches in CT

The Cape Town CBD came to a standstill on Wednesday as 40 000 people set foot through the streets in support of Palestine. Many say it was the largest pro-Palestinian march the city has seen in years. Carrying Palestinian flags and banners, protestors marched peacefully, calling for end to Zionism[…]

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