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Interesting history of Mowbray maqbara revealed

The  Observatory Civic Association plans to host a community-wide vigil to highlight the need for the protection of constitutional rights in South Africa. The Association has added its voice to the chorus of anger around the desecration of Mowbray maqbara, where 80 headstones were removed and placed in cult symbols[…]

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MJC Zandvliet land claim battle continues today

The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC)’s protracted battle to secure and preserve what’s known as the Zandvliet farm in Macassar – which holds the heritage of Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar – continues today. Many regard Zandvliet as the birthplace of Islam in Southern Africa, but the MJC’s battle[…]

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12 people back in court for Verulam mosque attack

Terror accused Farhad Hoomer is on Thursday due back in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court north of Durban. Hoomer and 11 others are accused of being involved in last year’s Verulam mosque attack and planting incendiary devices at malls across KwaZulu-Natal. On Thursday the state is expected to file two affidavits in response[…]

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MJC raises concerns over proposed single Marriage Act

South Africans can expect new marriage legislation to come into effect by the year 2021 as the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has been consulting with various stakeholders – including religious groups and leaders – across the country with the intent to enact a new, single consolidated Marriages[…]

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