As the country anxiously awaits the details to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan for South Africa, civil society unions have called for governments grants to be increased and extended. It comes amid bleak predictions for the country’s economy, which has been hard hit by restrictions imposed to prevent the[…]
An injunction to support South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive against corruption in public life, which is encountering resistance from factions in the ruling party, is written into the economic recovery plan he intends to present to a special sitting of Parliament on Thursday. The 48-page document, presented to Cabinet[…]
This hajj story is written by Dr Salim Parker, known as the hajj doctor. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za Hajj 2020 is over. Some close to me kept themselves busy. My Imam, who was supposed to have set off for his half-century of standing at the time of[…]
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has called on all those who have evidence of corruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic to present it to law enforcement officers for them to investigate. His call comes after ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule said all COVID-19 related corruption must be investigated objectively and that he[…]
Islam’s teachings seek to ensure people’s health and physical wellbeing, and maintain the cleanliness of oneself and keep the environment clean. The teachings also call for taking measures to protect communities against the spread of epidemics, said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Suleiman Al-Manea, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars[…]
A World Health Organization official on Tuesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as “one big wave” and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza’s tendency to follow seasons. WHO officials have been at pains to avoid describing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases like[…]
A temporary basic income for the world’s poorest 2.7 billion people in 132 developing countries could help slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing them to stay home, according to a U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday. The report suggests three options – top-ups on existing average[…]
Japan’s annual defence review has accused China of pushing its territorial claims under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic and claims Beijing is spreading propaganda and disinformation as it provides medical aid to nations fighting COVID-19. China “is continuing to attempt to alter the status quo in the East China[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has urged masajid to remain closed, given concern around the expected peak of the coronavirus. At the start of level 3 of the lockdown, the MJC advised Masajid to remain closed for the month of June as the Western Cape, however, some mosques chose to[…]
Hajj 1441 will go ahead, but with fewer pilgrims and under strict health protocols. This was the much-anticipated announcement by Saudi Arabia on Monday night to allow only local pilgrims to perform hajj next month. This means that hujjaj of all nationalities currently within the borders of the Saudi Kingdom[…]
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