Mashatile urges motorists to exercise caution during festive season

In his Christmas message Deputy President Paul Mashatile has urged motorists to exercise caution during the festive season. With numerous reported collisions, 719 fatalities were recorded in the first three weeks of December. Whilst, this is a decline from the previous period last year, authorities expressed concern over the conduct of motorists. Mashatile called[…]

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Feeding scheme aims to treat community to Christmas lunch

By Ragheema Mclean Each day thousands in South Africa face hunger, prompting compassionate individuals to establish feeding schemes aimed at alleviating food scarcity in their communities. As the festive season unfolds the spirit of giving drives these initiatives forward. One such effort is ‘Project Feeding Our Village’ in Eerste River,[…]

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Celebrating the universal truths

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Christmas, like any great anniversary, should be of good cheer. And, while Scrooge, the Grinch, the Kranks and other killjoys have done their best to spoil Christmas, its generosity of spirit has endured. For Muslims, who have lived cheek-by-jowl with Christians and Jews for more than[…]

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Busy Christmas weekend for NSRI

From shark sightings to false reports of a body floating at sea, and a “missing” woman, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) had a busy Christmas weekend. A sea rescue craft was sent out to Klein River, Hermanus, on Sunday following reports that a woman was missing from a boat,[…]

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Celebrating the happy coincidence of Mawlid and Xmas

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Christmas on Friday 25th December.  This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”,[…]

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Masjidul Quds to focus on Jesus during Jumuah

Jumuah prayers at the Gatesville Mosque this Friday – which coincides with the day of Christmas – will be dedicated to the person and personality of Jesus Christ. The sermon will be delivered by the Imaam of the mosque – the largest in the country accommodating over 5 000 worshippers[…]

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Christmas, Mawlid al-Nabi, and Arab uprisings

In a few days, Christians following the Gregorian calendar will greet Christmas Eve – the 24th of December. But on Christmas Eve this year, there is another, different date that will be marked – the day of the birth, according to many Muslim historians, of the seal of Prophets, Muhammad.[…]

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Christmas feast for Cape Town’s homeless

What started out as a plan to feed five needy people for Christmas ended up with almost 100 hungry tummies filled as three organisations joined forces to bring smiles to Cape Town’s homeless. Cape Town Help the Homeless (CTHTH), the Marcus Garvey Foundation and the Red, Gold and Green Creche[…]

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