Voice of the Cape


Sombre mood as CT women protest during #TotalShutdown

“Enough is enough. Our lives are threatened on a daily basis and today, as we celebrate Women’s month, something needs to be done to make sure our voices are heard”. Those are the words of Terrishai Choochoo, a representative from Mosaic in Wynberg, a community based non-governmental organisation that offers[…]

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Israeli forces wound scores of women in Gaza rally

At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire as thousands of Palestinian women demonstrated along the heavily fortified fence with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip. Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesperson for Gaza’s healthy ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday that media representatives covering the event were among those[…]

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Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia started issuing its first driving licences to women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. The general traffic directorate on Monday began replacing internationally recognised driving licences held by women with Saudi ones across the country, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Ten Saudi[…]

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Women and Janazahs

This a transcript of a Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque on women and janazahs.  You are obsessed by greed and compete with each other for worldly possessions Until you visit the graves (Surah Takathur, Chapter 102, Verses 1 and 2) During the[…]

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Mualima Khadija Allie signals a new dawn for the MJC

In what has been described an unprecedented move in the history of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), a female representative has been elected as a member of the ulama body’s Executive Committee. The announcement was made following a by-election on April 21, 2018, at the MJC’s Annual General Meeting. Having[…]

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MJC elects first woman to executive committee

For the first time in its 74 year history, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) finally has female representation on its executive level. Mualima Khadija Patel-Allie, the ameera of the MJC Women’s Forum, was elected to serve upon the MJC Executive committee during the organisation’s Annual General Meeting at the weekend.[…]

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