apology

Maulana Dawood takes sabbatical

PRESS RELEASE Letter of Apology TO: All Islamic Bodies, Respected Uluma, woman’s rights groups, my community, family, friends, and all concerned citizens. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu I address you in the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. It is with deep regret and humility that I address[…]

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CT activist apologises for comments on Mufti AK

By Tasneem Adams Elsies River community activist Imraahn Mukaddam has issued an apology to Johannesburg based Mufti AK Hoosen, after he accused the alim of “having blood on his hands” in relation to last year’s attack at the Malmesbury masjid. Mukaddam, whose cousin’s husband was killed inside the masjid, made[…]

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‘Muhammad’ shoes recalled after complaints

A local shoe retailer has recalled a line of shoes with the name ‘Muhammad’ on its sole, following complaints from members of the Muslim community. A post doing the rounds on social media at the weekend showed a box of shoes from Shoe City, which displayed a price tag with[…]

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Summons served on Ramaphosa

Miners arrested and injured at Marikana want Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to apologise and compensate all those who were affected, their lawyer said on Thursday. Lawyer Andries Nkome confirmed to News24 that a summons was served on Ramaphosa at the end of October. “The summons was served two weeks ago[…]

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Virgin Active apology a ‘victory for freedom of expression’

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa on Saturday hailed Virgin Active’s apology to member Mohammed Desai as a victory for freedom of expression. BDS spokesperson Kwara Kekana in a statement said the move was also a victory “against the Israeli lobby and its supporters’ consistent pressuring and harassing of[…]

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The day Eugene de Kock said sorry

She had not yet turned a year old when Eugene de Kock emptied a gun magazine into her father and set him alight, Candice Mama said candidly at a dialogue on trauma and healing hosted by the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation on Thursday night. But when the communications and[…]

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Sunday Times ordered to publish poster apology

The appeals panel of the Press Council of SA on Tuesday set aside a ruling by the Press Ombudsman that the Sunday Times was not compelled to publish posters containing an apology to former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. “The appeal succeeds, and the Ombudsman’s ruling not to order the publication[…]

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EFF accepts Mbete apology

The Economic Freedom Fighters on Wednesday welcomed an apology to its leader Julius Malema by National Assembly Speaker and ANC chairwoman Baleka Mbete. “The EFF welcomes this apology as a step forward and hopes indeed that the unfortunate events of the 12 February 2015 will be reviewed with the same[…]

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COSAS apologises for pig’s head

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has apologized for an incident that took place on Saturday, in which a pig’s head was placed in the halal food section of a Woolworth’s store in Sea Point. The act, seen as a form of protest for the retailers continued stocking of[…]

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Taiwan airline sorry for crash

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather. It came as airline chairman Vincent Lin was confronted by grieving relatives as he was paying[…]

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