activism

‘We must carry on the baton of Dr Nagia’

Judge Siraj Desai says South Africa must carry on the baton of Dr Anwah Nagia and continue the fight for social and economic equality. He was addressing mourners at a tribute programme in honour of Dr Nagia at the Zeenatul Islam masjid on Tuesday before he was laid to rest[…]

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CT remembers Nakba Day

Palestinians around the world commemorated Nakba Day (The Catastrophe) on Wednesday – regarded as the most pivotal day in the history of Palestine. On the 15 May 1948, Zionist militias forced more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homeland. This started a chain of events that left more than eight[…]

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Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring[…]

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‘We need an independent probe into hajj’

By Anees Teladia The issues of regulation, exorbitant prices and paid trips that don’t materialise are rife in the South African Hajj travel industry. Many prospective hujaaj struggle with the travel process and many hujaaj come back with complaints about their experiences. The recent escalation in the prices of Hajj[…]

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‘Realign Islam with youth of 1976’

The following is the pre-Jumuah Khutbah delivered by Minhaj Jeenah at Claremont Main Road mosque on Friday, ahead of Youth Day. Jeenah is the chairperson of the Muslim Youth Movement. He is also the son of well known political analyst Naeem Jeenah and the late gender activist Shamima Shaikh.  His[…]

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