Voice of the Cape


MJC says no insight into desecration motives yet

While many Muslims in Cape Town have been eagerly awaiting an update from the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC) on the status of their investigation into the symbols left at the Mowbray Maqbara after the desecration which took place there recently, they might be disappointed with the outcomes[…]

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Africa partners with Malaysia’s leading halal tech firm

Following a successful Africa Halal Week 2019, Malaysia’s biggest halal certifying body has partnered with local organisations to launch the “Halal Centre of Excellence” digital platform in South Africa. Africa Halal Week, hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 7-9 October 2019, explored the economic potential of the[…]

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Islamic school teacher under police investigation

A teacher at the Ieglaasi Nieyah primary school in Beacon Valley is under police investigation for charges of common assault and has been suspended from the school. Parents of the learners laid charges at the local police station after they received reports of alleged corporal punishment. The incident came to[…]

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MJC likens India’s Kashmir occupation to Israel

The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC) says while it condemns India’s recent occupation of Kashmir in the strongest terms, the challenges faced by the people of Kashmir today are merely another chapter in its long history of imperial oppression, which pre-dates 1947. The MJC is expected to engage[…]

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MJC weights into Arafat fasting debate

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a statement on the question of fasting on the 9th Dhu al-Hijjah. It comes on the back of reignited debate on social media on whether South Africans should fast on the Day of Arafat, which will be marked on Saturday in Saudi Arabia,[…]

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