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Burning Issue unpacks challenges in local Muslim schools

In South Africa’s ever-changing educational environment and with the unrelenting social challenges youth in the country face, independent Islamic-oriented schools should be an oasis for concerned parents and developing children alike. However, these “Muslim schools” are often faced with sharp criticism from the different communities they serve. Funding challenges, affiliation,[…]

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Cape Town number plates are changing again

Cape Town vehicle number plates starting with CAA will soon run out, and will be replaced with a new numerical code ending in WC. According to Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, the old number plates will be replaced with a combination of alpha and numeric characters followed by WC[…]

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23 listeriosis cases reported in the Cape

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has announced that there are 87 new laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis in the country. Oddly enough, health officials are not alarmed. Of the 87 new cases, 23 have been confirmed in Cape Town. Twenty-one deaths have also been reported in the new wave[…]

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Western Cape radioactive hotspots

A recent report by the National Nuclear Regulator has raised concerns regarding possible hotspot areas that could expose residents to radioactive gases and two of them are in the Western Cape. When radium or uranium is broken down into soils, rocks or groundwater, it produces a radioactive gas called “radon”.[…]

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Establishing a neighbourhood watch: What you need to know

As crime levels in the Western Cape remain a serious cause for concern in many communities, neighbourhood watch groups are an essential tool in fighting the scourge of crime within residential areas. However, while the City does provide various forms of support to established and accredited neighbourhood watch groups, members[…]

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Rhodes High matrics raise havoc ahead of final exams

Videos circulating showing violent and destructive school students at Rhodes High School in Mowbray last Wednesday have sparked serious concern and drawn widespread condemnation. The students were seemingly celebrating the end of their schooling careers ahead of their final matric examinations when things got out of hand. Students can be[…]

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All systems go for Gordons Bay masjid construction

The construction of the Gordons Bay Masjid is fast approaching, with the Gordons Bay Islamic Society having recently received approval for the rezoning of the land proposed for the development. The construction plans, which may now be submitted by the Islamic Society to the City Council, are expected to be[…]

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Former Boks coach’s niece resigns over alleged sexual affair with Bishops boy – reports

The teacher who resigned amid allegations of a sexual relationship with a pupil at the Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch is the niece of former Springbok player and coach Nick Mallett, Sunday Times reported. Fiona Viotti, 30, reportedly left Bishops with immediate effect last week. The school reportedly appointed an attorney to investigate what[…]

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