City shuts down facilities to curb spread of COVID-19

Social and recreational activities in Cape Town is expected to come to a halt after the City of Cape Town decided to close all council-owned facilities as of Wednesday. The City of Cape Town said it is now implementing “containment and mitigation measures” in an effort to reduce the spread[…]

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Phone networks seek to regulate IM services

Consumers are up in arms that mobile networks like MTN and Vodacom have asked national government to regulate networking services including WhatsApp and Skype. According to World Wide Worx managing director, Arthur Goldstuck, instant messaging applications like WhatsApp, BBM and WeChat have been extremely successful in South Africa due to[…]

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HSBC cuts off services to Islamic Relief

Banking giant HSBC has stopped offering financial services to the charity Islamic Relief, which becomes the latest Muslim organisation to have its ties with the company cut. Islamic Relief UK was told by HSBC its activities in “high-risk jurisdictions” posed a challenge to the bank due to pressure from US[…]

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MPlain hospital dealing with patient crisis

Mitchell’s Plain day hospital is buckling under pressure as it deals with an influx of patients stemming from the closure of GF Jooste Hospital in Manenberg. VOC News received a concerning call from a member of the public regarding what she described as a frustrating experience at the Mitchells Plain[…]

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Top quality services promised for Madina pilgrims

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Madinah Haj Committee, opened the Bunyan 7 Exhibition entitled “Partnership in Haj Operations” south of the Prophet’s Mosque on Wednesday, to highlight the quality services available for pilgrims this year. President of Taiba University Adnan Al-Mazroue and other top officials were[…]

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