The headscarf dispute between Major Fatima Isaacs and the SANDF has been postponed to 22 January 2020, following a brief appearance at the Military Court at the Cape Town Castle on Friday morning. READ MORE: SANDF still to act on hijab ruling – military case due to continue on Wednesday[…]
By Anees Teladia With Major Fatima Isaacs due to appear in Military Court today for the purposes of establishing a trial date, it is necessary to highlight the legality of the case against Major Isaacs and the impossible choice she has been commanded to make by the South African National[…]
THE SANDF has yet to act on an agreement allowing Muslim women serving in the armed forces to wear headscarves under their uniforms, in line with religious principles, as it awaits the outcome of a court case with a female Muslim employee. Fatima Isaacs, who works as a clinical forensic[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The legal team of Major Fatima Isaacs has indicated their intention to have the charges against her withdrawn. It comes after a joint press briefing by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) was held at the Castle of Good Hope[…]
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has announced that there will be interim relief for Muslim women to wear the headscarf while serving in the military. This follows a marathon discussion between the two parties on Tuesday, to resolve the fracas around Cape[…]
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[…]
Chief Mandla Mandela has called on the SANDF to stop what he called a “witchhunt” against Major Fatima Isaacs, over her refusal to remove her headscarf. On his Instagram page yesterday, Mandela said it was “inconceivable” that the SANDF would deny an employee the right to pursue her religious freedom[…]
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is governed by a strict dress code which regulates and dictates how the military uniform should be worn. In a strongly worded statement on Wednesday, the SANDF said its regulatory framework states that no clothing should be worn with official uniform, so all[…]
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