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Supporting BRICS, the only way to economic progress

OPINION – Shafiq Morton In a world fast being polarised by rich-poor divides and Trumpism, South Africa hosts the 11th BRICS summit at a critical juncture in our history. A Sufi sage once proclaimed that Creation was perfect, but man wasn’t. The world of people, he said, was not faultless.[…]

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Obama – an antithesis of Mandela’s values

By Aayesha Soni and Ebrahim Fakir As South Africans, we are ashamed that the war mongering human rights abuser Barack Obama has been called upon to honour a man whose struggles have contributed to allowing us to live freely in South Africa today. Whenever visiting a foreign country, upon enquiry[…]

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Bo-Kaap: Political Awakening for Muslim Community

OPINION by Kareem Maliki One might say there is nothing new in the Bo-Kaap residents protests: at the end of the day, all of us are used to seeing South Africans always protesting somewhere about something. However, there is something important about the struggle of Bo-Kaap community that must not[…]

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Recognition of Religious Marriages in South Africa

OPINION by Waheeda Amien To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition. On 30 May 2018, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in Cape Town hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa at a community iftar (Muslim breaking of the fast).[…]

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Is it Recall or Playing Games?

OPINON by Iqbal Jassat Recalling South Africa’s ambassador to Israel as has been announced by the Department of International Relations (DIRCO), will qualify as an important decision if it is part of a strategy to break all ties. If not, then for all intents and purposes, the recall will be[…]

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No place in Islam for triumphalism

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Social media for us journalists is like the street. On a daily basis, we have to stroll through it. It’s a gossip shop, but we have to deal with it, sifting out the fake news and other stuff in the coffee shops of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp[…]

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Why Russia did not respond to the US strikes on Syria

OPINION by Leonid Issaev After a week of rhetorical escalation between the US and Russia – much of it conducted on Twitter – missile strikes on Syria were finally carried out on Saturday. US, UK and French forces launched attacks on three sites allegedly linked to the production of chemical[…]

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