The Cape Town grain elevator, originally built by the government in Table Bay Harbour over 90 years ago, reopened as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in 2017. Over R500 million was spent on renovating the space which opened with 80 gallery spaces. In 1995, the last[…]
AWQAF SA, an NGO which contributes toward growth and development in post-apartheid South Africa, launched former Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty’s memoirs, “In Pursuit of Dignity”, at the Old Assembly Chambers in Parliament on Wednesday (18 Sept). Surty, who has served the ANC at various levels for more than 30[…]
The Mother City is a beautiful place and has always been. Granted, in times past it was a little easier to see the mountains and a little less crowded on the beach, but Cape Town will always hold the top spot in the hearts of all Capetonians. While we still[…]
Makkah summit aims to build on highlighting Palestinian issue and unifying Islamic position on key issues The OIC first met after an arson attack inside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in 1969 JEDDAH: From defending Palestinian rights to taking a unified stand on threats against member states, the Organization of Islamic[…]
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris weathered over 850 years, enduring multiple wars, religious strife, anti-religious sentiment of the French Revolution and decades of neglect, before a rooftop blaze severely damaged it. When King Louis VII of France sought to build a church on the central island of Paris, Bishop[…]
Egyptian archaeologists have unveiled an incredibly detailed and decorative tomb in the Giza Governorate. The 4,400-year-old site belonged to a Fifth Dynasty nobleman called ‘Khuwy’. The L-shaped tomb’s chambers bear inscriptions and colorful reliefs that are so well preserved that the experts excavating the site were able to discern the[…]
A newly discovered distant cousin to modern humans may have trekked across oceans far earlier than scientists once thought. The find present challenges for researchers looking to understand mankind’s origins. The species, given the name Homo luzonensis, was discovered in a cave on Luzon island in the northern Philippines. The[…]
“Tuan Guru was a sophisticated and educated human being. He is a legend that must be remembered.” That’s how VOC presenter, journalist and author Shafiq Morton described the personality of Imam ‘Abdullah bin Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, affectionately known as Tuan Guru, considered a father figure of Islam in South Africa.[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Imam Abdullah bin Qadi Abdus Salam, affectionately known as Tuan Guru, described by his 5th generation descendent Shaykh Luqman Rakiep as ‘an immortal soul’, was a pioneer of Islam in the public life of Muslims in the Cape Colony during the 18th century. But if it were[…]
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