French Muslim activists debate licences for imams

France’s leading Islamic body has called for imams to be licensed before being allowed to preach, a move that has prompted criticism from voices within the country’s Muslim community. Anouar Kbibech, the president of the French Council for the Muslim Religion, known as the CFCM, has called for imams to[…]

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4 CT clerks in dock for fraudulent taxi licences

Four council officials are expected to appear in court on Wednesday after reportedly being arrested on charges relating to fraud and corruption. Three clerks were arrested on Tuesday at the City of Cape Town’s Civic Centre offices while a fourth official, who had been on sick leave, was arrested at[…]

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SAHRC approached over Motsoeneng statements

The SA Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) will approach the SA Human Rights Commission regarding a proposal to “license” journalists, the organisation said on Wednesday. Safrea chairman Clive Lotter said the statements made by SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in this regard were “an assault on South African democracy”. The Safrea[…]

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