Headscarves are allowed in ID photos: DHA

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has apologised to a Cape Town Muslim woman who was told to remove her headscarf in order to take her ID (identification document) photograph. Saadiqah Saffodien had visited a Home Affairs branch last week to apply for the smart ID card when she was[…]

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‘Inappropriate’ sexual content in SA school curriculum ignites public and religious outcry

The controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum has ignited public outrage with many arguing that government is once again crossing the line and delving into the private realm of parenting. Faith-based organisations and political parties such as Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) and the African Christian Democratic Party[…]

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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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India votes Modi back with landmark mandate

New Delhi, India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to a landslide victory in the Indian elections and is set to return to power. The BJP, which ran a presidential-style campaign with Modi as its mascot and based its campaign on a hardline Hindu agenda, won 208[…]

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Christian-based parties vying for political space

Some Christian-based formations vying for elections say their rise into political space is not only informed by lack morality and integrity in the political arena. Instead, it is an undying need to champion the fight against economic inequality as well as creating a conducive environment for development. The CPM, ACDP[…]

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