Medical and other experts have expressed concern over what they say is a “disproportionate rate of deaths from Covid-19 in the Muslim community compared to their population size nationally”. According to the health department 6, 670 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday, which brought the confirmed cumulative number of[…]
With South Africans four weeks into the national lockdown implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, 41 congregants were arrested at the weekend in separate parts of the country for apparently disobeying lockdown regulations. On Saturday, in a video that has gone viral, police intruded on a group of Muslim[…]
The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) has made a call on masajid to open their doors to people from all backgrounds on Tuesday 24th September, Heritage Day. So far, 45 masajid are taking part in the National Mosque Open Day between 2-4pm on Heritage Day. SAMNET says this is an[…]
The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) has thrown its weight behind Major Fatima Isaacs quest to wear her headscarf while serving in the military. Isaacs is facing a dismissal and will appear in a military court next month on charges of “willful defiance and disobeying a lawful command” for her[…]
By Rukaya Mosavel The horror of the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand this year showed that religious intolerance and racism remains a global societal problem and a call for action is need on Islamophobia. With this in mind, the South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) have reignited the call for[…]
South African civil groups are adding their voices to calls for the Saudi Kingdom to halt a pending execution of three moderate Islamic scholars, who have been labelled as political dissidents for their views on Saudi politics. Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari have been in prison since[…]
The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) will award bursaries to those studying in the fields of Journalism and Political Science. SAMNET is a public based organization which spans a network across South Africa, representing the needs of the Muslim community in various fields and networks extensively within the Muslim community[…]
Remarks by the SA Jewish Board of Deputies, the SA Zionist Federation and the Democratic Alliance (DA) criticizing the South African government’s decision to withdraw South Africa’s ambassador to Israel has raised the ire of the pro-Palestinian movement. On Monday, the Department of International Relations announced it would be withdrawing[…]
The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has lodged a complaint with the SABC and Human Rights Commission over alleged comments made by a Lotus FM presenter, accused of being Islamophobic. In a Facebook post, Pauline Sangham allegedly stated that “Islam is a false religion based upon a false book and[…]
As South Africans mark Heritage Day on Sunday 24th September, there are calls for the Muslim community to open up their sacred spaces to people of other faiths to demystify Islam and encourage interfaith learning and tolerance. The idea was sparked by the South African Muslim Network (Samnet), as an[…]
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