COMMUNITY On Monday, 02 August, the Voice of the Cape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, launched the Young Cape Muslim Cultural Showcase. The showcase is aimed at providing the Capetonian youth with a platform to flaunt their talent and display the rich culture and heritage the Cape[…]
New research found that that the activity of making sand images in the Cape South Coast can be dated back over 70 000 years ago. The findings suggest that the Western Cape is the Cradle of Human Culture. Dr Charles Helm, a research associate at the African Centre for Coastal[…]
In 2011, Liana Barciela Hassim’s father had a heart attack while she was studying in the US. She had five flights ahead of her to make her way home to SA. Walking on to the second flight, she got the news that her father had died. Hassim “crumpled” in the queue.[…]
Despite drawing strong criticism from some quarters, organisers of the inaugural Black Muslim Conference in South Africa have described the event as historic and ground-breaking. The conference, which took place in Mayfair in Johannesburg over the weekend, aimed to outline issues facing black Muslims in South Africa and to foster[…]
“It is said that people without a history are people without a future”. These are the words of Dr Adiel Bassier from the Boorhaanal Movement ahead of Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September, in urging South Africans to dig deeper in understanding their social and cultural identities. While Heritage Day[…]
The South African government needs to put laws in place to stop the sale of homes in Bokaap. That was the view of Cape historian Ebrahim Roode, commenting on the preservation of the area’s heritage. The area is at risk of losing its culture and heritage, according to a recent[…]
The following sermon was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Eid-ul-Adha, which also coincided with Heritage Day. The khutbah is focused on ‘Fostering Inclusive Muslim Cultural Traditions and Practices.’ We express our thanks and gratitude to Allah, the Lord of Wisdom, that this year[…]
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