civil society

Valuable lessons of 2016

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,[…]

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ASRI conference gives voice to diverse views

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[…]

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Muslim civil society conference to launch

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[…]

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Civil society must fight corruption: Madonsela

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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