Voice of the Cape


SANDF preliminary investigation concludes

By Anees Teladia The battle to wear the hijab in the SANDF continued today with Major Fatima Isaacs making an appearance at the preliminary investigation hearing at the Cape Town Castle of Good Hope. The hearing was scheduled to begin at 8am but commenced at least 15-20 minutes later. Major[…]

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‘SANDF headscarf issue is Islamophobia’

UPDATED: A Muslim female member of the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) has been formally charged with disobeying a lawful instruction for refusing to remove her headscarf.  Major Fatima Isaacs appeared in a closed military court at the Castle of Good Hope on Tuesday morning. The case has been[…]

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Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges on Friday. In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst[…]

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