Second annual Shamima Shaikh lecture

The Muslim Youth Movement (MYM) Gender Desk will commemorate and celebrate the life of the late Shamima Shaikh, one of South Africa’s most prominent Muslim gender rights’ activists. Shaikh died of cancer in 1998, at the age of 38. Shaikh is remembered as a feisty journalist, media activist and Islamic[…]

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SFONSA lecture to address xenophobia

The Artscape Theatre is to play host on Wednesday to a public lecture on xenophobia, hosted by the Skilled Foreign Nationals in South Africa (SFONSA). The event will be attended by several top government officials, as well as other notable speakers. On the agenda will be topics around pan-Africanism, globalization[…]

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Ulema to focus on xenophobia in Jumuah

Ulema in Cape Town have been urged to pray for peace and tolerance during the Friday Jumuah khutbah, as South Africa faces another xenophobic crisis, a stark reminder of 2008. Increased attacks on foreign nationals in Durban have sparked widespread condemnation across the country, with President Jacob Zuma on Thursday[…]

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Manuel to deliver Imam Haron lecture

Former minister Trevor Manuel will deliver the 7th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture on Monday evening. The commemorative lecture follows the anniversary of Imam Haron’s death in police detention on 27 September 1969. The memorial lecture is organised by the Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust (IAHET) and will take place[…]

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