Judge Siraj Desai

Top honours for leading judge

Judge Siraj Desai from University Estate received the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Life Achievement Award at their 75th anniversary celebration in the St George’s Cathedral hall in Cape Town on Wednesday 12 February. Chief Mandla Mandela, a member of the national assembly, was also in attendance. “Desai has a longstanding[…]

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MJC honours 75 years worth of leadership

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) had on Wednesday held an auspicious event at the iconic Saint Georges Cathedral to commemorate 75 years since its inception. The venue played a significant role as it was the place where at least 62 Islamic scholars and academics had gathered for the first time[…]

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‘We lost one of our mothers’: Faieza Desai

“We lost one of our mothers today”. That’s how Palestine solidarity and human rights organisation, BDS South Africa described political and social activist Faieza Desai, who died on Thursday at the age of 58. Faieza succumbed to lymphoma, a cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system. She[…]

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Tributes pour in for community activist Faieza Desai

After more than 30 years of service to her community, struggle stalwart and community activist, Faieza Desai, has passed away. Desai the wife of high court judge, Siraj Desai, passed away on Thursday morning at the Melomed Hospital in Tokai, after succumbing to her battle with cancer. Desai (51) has[…]

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