Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended the dates for South Africa’s disability and social relief grants. In a gazette published on Monday (2 November), Zulu said that the temporary disability grants which lapsed in July 2020. or are due to lapse during the months of August to December 2020,[…]
Muslim humanitarian and relief NGO’s are buckling under the pressure as calls mount for food distribution during the national lockdown. The extended lockdown has placed a huge economic burden on impoverished households in the Western Cape and breadwinners are penniless due to the lack of employment. This has resulted in[…]
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is expected to announce an independent relief fund for the taxi industry on Tuesday to support those affected by the loss of business during the 21-day national lockdown. “All I can tell you is the fund will be announced tomorrow and the nature[…]
In what is a remarkable feat, the South African Muslim community collectively raised more than R7 million in donations in week one of the national lockdown. The campaign is being spearheaded by the SA Muslims COVID-19 Response Task Team – which consists of various theological, civil society, and community organisations[…]
Acting KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government will soon make an announcement regarding the funerals of the 67 victims of the floods in the province. He says rescuers are still trying to recover bodies. The province, where most of the deaths occurred after downpours led to flooding and mudslides, has heavy rain[…]
The SABC is still struggling to meet all of its financial obligations. The SABC says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has made a loan guarantee request of R3.2billion for the cash strapped public broadcaster. The newly appointed SABC board was introduced to staff on Tuesday. SABC Board Chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini says although it can[…]
Relief aid organisations are rushing to assist the victims of a devastating flood in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has so far claimed the lives of 23 people. Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the eThekwini municipality, with many homes, buildings and landmarks damaged by the force of the water. The[…]
By Anees Teladia Southern parts of Africa have experienced disastrous weather conditions recently. A cyclone known as Cyclone Idai has ravaged South African neighbouring countries like Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, causing high death tolls and even higher levels of displacement. Accordingly, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has decided to act[…]
Overnight rain has brought some relief to firefighters battling the blaze in the Overberg area in the Western Cape. An immediate evacuation order was issued for the Franskraal area on Friday, after three fires flared up once again. The fire reportedly jumped across the road and spread towards Mooiuitsig. The[…]
The Al-Imdaad Foundation has sought to increase its assistance and aid towards refugees entering Europe from Syria and other war-ravaged countries in the Middle East, amid one of the world’s biggest refugee crises since World War II. A record number of people, believed to exceed 500 000, have made the[…]
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