With different sets of challenges of Muslims in small towns and rural areas, a senior delegation of ulema from the Muslim Judicial Council set off on a journey this week to foster a relationship with shuyookh in the Garden Route. The Da’wah Caravan trip, which started last weekend, was a[…]
Cape Town – A day after the Western Cape town of Montagu endured heavy rain and freak hail the size of golf balls, another hail storm caused a collision between several vehicles outside Knysna on Tuesday. Severe damage to cars, windows, roofs and solar panels, among others, had been reported[…]
A 12-year-old girl and her 46-year-old father sustained serious injuries after a bus collided with their car as they were turning into the Garden Route Mall on the Knysna Road, George, on Sunday. ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said paramedics and other services, including George Fire and Rescue Services arrived on[…]
The Knysna Muslim Council has commenced with the construction work of a long-awaited masjid in the area. The development follows approval by the Knysna Municipality for building plans submitted earlier this year. Around 14 years ago, the first masjid facility in the form of a garage was used for Jumu’ah.[…]
A spark was all that was needed for a massive fire which left seven people dead in Knysna to rage out of control as conditions were ideal, said Knysna chief fire services officer Colin Manuel on Monday. Presenting his investigation into the causes of the fire that led to the[…]
Not entirely satisfied with tackling the gravity of the human impact of last week’s disastrous fires in Knysna, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) will now work towards rehabilitating the Cape Bee. The massive fires in the Southern Cape wrecked claimed the lives of seven people, and destroyed homes, businesses,[…]
“Our hearts are broken. We never expected to see such devastation. Hundreds are homeless and their lives have been torn apart.” This is how social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, described the disaster in Knysna shortly after arriving in the area on a humanitarian mission. #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation launched an[…]
Between 3 000 to 4 000 people are still displaced in Knysna after being evacuated from a fire that threatened to engulf the town this week, local authorities said on Friday. “Some areas that were evacuated have been declared safe and people from those areas have been allowed to return[…]
After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]
Following devastating scenes of Knysna residents watching their town be engulfed in raging flames and the town being officially declared a disaster zone, the fire is yet to be contained. This while helicopters are preparing to start water bombing hot spots in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and other Garden Route areas.[…]
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