In what is a remarkable feat, the South African Muslim community collectively raised more than R7 million in donations in week one of the national lockdown. The campaign is being spearheaded by the SA Muslims COVID-19 Response Task Team – which consists of various theological, civil society, and community organisations[…]
Civil society organisation, Gatvol Capetonian has vowed to fight tooth and nail until the Department of Labour is held accountable for its alleged failure to employ coloured people in the Western Cape. The movement has plans to launch a class action lawsuit against the state after the South African Human[…]
Cape Town is bracing itself for a mass march to Parliament on Monday, organised by a wide spectrum of civil society and faith based organisations under the banner of the #UniteBehind coalition. The demonstration comes before the crucial vote of no-confidence in President Zuma is due to be held in[…]
As we look back at 2016, Dr Imam Rashied Omar discusses the main events of this year in a Jumuah khutbah delivered today at the Claremont Main road masjid We have reached the final jumu`ah service of the Gregorian Year 2016 and as we ready ourselves for the coming year,[…]
Civil society representatives, government officials and business leaders were out in their numbers in Johannesburg this past weekend, as the Auwal Socio-economic Research Institute (ASRI) held the country’s first Muslim Civil Society conference. The event brought together South Africans from all sectors of society, with the aim of discourse on[…]
The ASRI Institute, a new public policy group, is set to launch in May with the objective of giving the local Muslim community a focal point through which to engage with broader civil society. The institute will have a core focus on domestic policy issues, and will seek to provide[…]
More action was needed from civil society to fight corruption, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office said on Monday. Speaking during the international civil society week conference in Johannesburg on Sunday, Madonsela asked civil society to go beyond just complaining about was wrong, acting spokesman Oupa Segalwe said in a statement.[…]
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