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Dr Achmat Davids bestowed with National Order award

In what is a proud moment for the Cape Muslim community, the late Dr Achmat Davids has been conferred with a posthumous National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver 2019 by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The National Orders are the highest awards that the state president bestows on citizens and eminent foreign[…]

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Tuan Guru symposium promises new insights

By Yaseen Kippie With the recent revival of research into the contribution of Tuan Guru at the Cape, the descendents of the scholar and prince, known for establishing Islam in the public life of Muslims in South Africa, will host a symposium on his life, legacy and family reconnection. The[…]

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Pappe inspired by SA

“Post-Apartheid South Africa was an inspiration for me and an inspiration for many activists like myself.” These were the words of prominent Israeli historian and social activist, Professor Ilan Pappe during a visit to Cape Town this past weekend. Pappe is visiting the country in a nationwide tour to raise[…]

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