Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Simon’s Town

September commemorates the annual Heritage Month in South Africa. The premise for this year’s Heritage Month is ‘Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage’. Heritage Month recognizes aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible. For 84-year-old, Zainab Davidson nee Amlay or ‘Aunty Patty’, as she is[…]

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New heritage museum in CT

With the start of Heritage Month, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the Department of Transport and Public Works have launched the brand new Cape Town Museum, located in the old Standard Bank building in Adderley Street. This 1880s heritage building is known to many as “the[…]

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IS claims responsibility for Tunis attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack that killed 21 people at a museum. But Tunisian authorities said the two slain gunmen had no clear links to extremists, and analysts said existing extremist cells are merely being inspired by the group, rather than establishing its presence across[…]

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17 foreign tourists were cruise passengers

Two cruise lines suspended visits to Tunisia on Thursday after 17 passengers from their ships were killed in the museum attack, delivering an immediate economic blow to the North African country. Passengers of Mediterranean cruise lines Costa Crociere and MSC Cruises were visiting the National Bardo Museum when gunmen stormed it[…]

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Govt seeking clarity on Tunis casualties

Government is trying to verify reports that South African citizens are among those wounded in an attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis, Deputy International Relations and Co-operation Minister Luwellyn Landers said on Thursday. “Officials from the SA embassy in Tunis are working with authorities to verify reports[…]

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Four arrested over deadly Tunisia museum attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested four people allegedly directly linked to Wednesday’s attack apparently targeting tourists at a museum that killed at least 21 people. Five others suspected of having ties to the gunmen behind the raid, have also been detained, the presidency said in a statement. Forty seven others were[…]

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Tunisia in ‘war against terrorism’ after attack

Tunisia’s president has promised to wage a “merciless war against terrorism” after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack on a museum. As the international community denounced Wednesday’s assault on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, which also left more than 40 people wounded, President[…]

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