Voice of the Cape


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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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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More cases of discrimination in SANDF surfaces

More cases of discrimination against Muslim women in the South African military are now beginning to surface, in the wake of Major Fatima Isaacs’s struggle to wear her headscarf. That’s according to her advisor Nazeema Mohamed, who has taken on the case of the forensic pathologist, who has waged a[…]

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Shaykh Muneer Abdurouf elected to CRL Commission

Shaykh Dr. Muneer Abduroaf, one of the most dynamic young legal minds in South Africa, has been elected on the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL). The CRL Rights Commission, a constitutional body, was established to promote and protect cultural,[…]

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