Shafiq Morton

‘Tuan Guru must be given the Freedom of the City’

“Tuan Guru was a sophisticated and educated human being. He is a legend that must be remembered.” That’s how VOC presenter, journalist and author Shafiq Morton described the personality of Imam ‘Abdullah bin Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, affectionately known as Tuan Guru, considered a father figure of Islam in South Africa.[…]

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Shafiq Morton pens new book on Tuan Guru

The life of Tuan Guru, one of the South African Muslim community’s most iconic figures, has been re-visited in a  fascinating new book. “From the Spice Islands to Cape Town:  The Life and Times of Tuan Guru”, is written by VOC presenter and journalist Shafiq Morton and brings to fruition[…]

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The SABC: going from crisis to catastrophe

OPINION by Shafiq Morton If the rot is not stopped, the SABC is well on its way to becoming a Broederbond-style puppet it was before 1994. THE censorious, high-handed, Stalin-esque edifice that currently passes for our national broadcaster today is a cause for grave concern. Admittedly, the SABC has been[…]

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GOTG launches book in CT

It was a packed house at the Gift of the Givers warehouse in Athlone last night where community members, activists, businesspeople and journalists gathered for the Cape Town launch of the humanitarian agency’s book launch. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All is written by[…]

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Taj Hargey: a rebel without a pause

OPINION by Shafiq Morton That Dr Taj Hargey, the well-known gunslinger of Islamic contumacy, is back in town is more than obvious. He has been feted by talk show hosts, has garnered headlines and got social media buzzing. His establishment of an ‘open mosque’ in Wynberg that he says will[…]

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Gift of the Givers book released

The highly anticipated story of leading SA humanitarian organsation Gift of the Givers has finally been encapsulated in a book. Written by VOC’s very own Shafiq Morton, Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only home-grown[…]

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