South Africa’s civil society is intensifying calls for the government to take a firm stand against Israel, in the wake of a deadly offensive against Gaza. On Thursday, trade federation Cosatu and several other pro-Palestinian organisations called for the South African government to recall the South African ambassador to Israel[…]
The community of Klapmuts in Paarl are calling on residents to assist in the search for a young man who went missing last week. 22 year old Abduraghiem Diedricks was last seen on Klapmuts train station after work on the 3rd of July. ‘Puna’ as he is affectionately known was[…]
Following on from last year’s ground breaking seminar on organ donations, Masjidul Quds in Gatesville will be hosting a seminar on the equally controversial issue of euthanasia. The event, which takes place this coming Sunday, will look at various aspects of the topic, including the legal, ethical, as well as[…]
Pick ‘n Pay Kenilworth Centre was abuzz with shoppers and onlookers on Wednesday as the VOC OB team joined staff to surprise unsuspecting people with hampers and shopping vouchers. Wednesday was the second round of the Make A Difference campaign, a corporate social initiative, in which Pick ‘n Pay partners[…]
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Western Cape has called upon the South African government to recall the South African ambassador to Israel and to expel the Israeli ambassador from South Africa. The party has added its voice to growing outrage over the Israeli military’s offensive against Gaza, which[…]
In a bid to educate the Muslim community around the importance and process surrounding Zakah, the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) will be hosting a seminar at the Madinah Institute this coming weekend. The seminar will cover various aspects of Zakah, from the calculation, business aspect, and on the[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks has made an impassioned appeal on South African Muslims to remain firm in their resolve in the Palestinian struggle. Hendricks was commenting on a deadly offensive by Israel, which has resulted in 160 airstrikes overnight, killing more than 45 Palestinians, and[…]
Members of the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) expressed their relief on Wednesday, after a criminal charge against a Pagad leader in was taken under review by the investigating officers. Pagad member Mogammad Kieraan was charged with malicious damage to property, after the windows of a known drug merchant’s[…]
The South African Palestinian solidarity movement has unequivocally denounced the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) “campaign of brutalisation and murder” of the Palestinian population of Gaza. In the past 24 hours the IDF has murdered 27 Palestinians and injured scores more. On Wednesday, pro-Palestinian activists from the anti-war lobby group War[…]
Muslims burying their loved ones will not need to worry about the financial stress of arranging the burial, with the launch of a new janazah plan. Al Hadiyyatul-Matloob, launched its janazah plan on Tuesday, said to be the first and only underwritten and sharī‘ah compliant janāzah plan. It is a[…]
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