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Fans around the world mourn Johnny Clegg’s passing

Cities around the globe are mourning the passing of musician Johnny Clegg who for decades became a reliable export of South African musical culture to the rest of the world. Clegg died in his Johannesburg home after battling with pancreatic cancer since 2015. He was 66. Independent New York-based South African entertainment[…]

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Beware of unregistered Muslim undertakers

The Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum has sent out a stern warning to the public to be cautious of individuals posing as undertakers. Spokesperson Ebrahim Solomon says these individuals make promises to the family members to ensure they secure the Janaaza as their job opportunity from another undertaker but are[…]

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Man dies on Table Mountain

The Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by a caller requesting urgent assistance for a hiker on Table Mountain who was experiencing medical complications. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians and Logistical support crew responded. The incident occurred on the Cecelia Ridge path close to the SANParks Overseer’s Hut, on[…]

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Woman dies after house catches fire

A woman has died after a house caught alight in Bonteheuwel in Cape Town in the early hours of Monday morning. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says the cause of the fire is being investigated. “Three fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members were in[…]

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Muslim organisations unpack burial challenges

Pertinent issues relating to Muslim death and burial challenges were raised at a broad stakeholders meeting hosted by the Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum at the weekend. Held at the Darul Islam Boys campus in Surrey Estate, the conference brought together Muslim cemetery boards, undertakers, death registrars, burial societies, ghasiels[…]

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1 killed, another injured in Mayfair mosque shooting

A 40-year-old man has been shot dead outside the Mayfair Jummah Masjid in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told News24 the incident occurred at about 19:00. He said two unknown suspects are believed to have shot a man who was leaving the mosque. “When he[…]

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At least 88 motorists arrested in the past week

With the excitement and preparation for the festive season, comes numerous arrests and deaths in Cape Town. In the past week, traffic officers arrested some 88 motorists and issued over 2000 fines. 71 of these were arrested for drunken driving. A roadblock in Wynberg on Friday saw 27 arrests. Western[…]

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