Major Fatima Isaacs

Interim relief announced for Muslim women in SANDF

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[…]

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SANDF preliminary investigation concludes

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[…]

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‘We have one culture, a military culture’: SANDF

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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