Study reveals shack fires move at devastating speed

A research experiment has been conducted by the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University (FireSUN) in collaboration with the Western Cape Disaster Management, Fire and Rescue Services and the Breede Valley Municipality (BVM) fire department in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh to determine how to reduce the impact[…]

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Thousands head to Al-Aqsa for Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip headed to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first Friday of Ramadan, passing into Jerusalem with permits issued by Israel during the holy month. As worshipers made their way to the holy site, Palestinian police[…]

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Ramadan moonsighting tonight

Members of the Cresent Observers Society of South Africa and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will gather at Three Anchor Bay in Sea Point on Saturday evening for the sighting of the moon for the month of Ramadhan 1435. The sighting will take place immediately after Maghrib, with the announcement[…]

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Britons to fast 19 hours

Muslims in Britain will fast for 19 hours a day during the holy month of Ramadan which is considered the most difficult one in years as this year it falls during the summer. Muslims will therefore only have five hours between iftar (the breaking fast meal at sunset) and suhur[…]

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