All charges have been dropped against a Bo-Kaap minor who was arrested for public violence in June. The minor appeared in Cape Town Magistrate court for the fourth time this morning. The 17-year-old was arrested after he was a bystander during the anti-gentrification protests in the area. The charges were[…]
After months of anticipation, Al Sharq Youth Network will be launching a hub in Cape Town, South Africa, this August, under the theme Telling our Stories, Building our Legacies. The brainchild of the former director general of al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, Al Sharq Youth Network brings together young leaders from[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson The case of a Bo Kaap youth arrested on charges of public violence appeared today at the Cape Town Magistrate court and matter was postponed until next month. The 17 year old was arrested in June, after he was a bystander during the protests in the area.[…]
The second Orange the World (OTW) Youth Summit kicked off at 9am at the Muizenberg Civic Centre this morning. Hundreds of youth from areas & faiths across Cape Town have come together to tackle real community issues such as ‘Bulling’ & ‘Sexual Harassment’. The initiative started as part of the[…]
Opposition MPs say South African youth are “worse off” under the ANC‚ whom they accuse of having “sold out” young people to the Gupta family and teachers’ union SADTU. The MPs were speaking in the national assembly during a debate on youth day‚ due to be commemorated on Friday. DA[…]
By Yaseen Kippie The topic of Sufism is one that is often misunderstood, but in South Africa, it is the reason we are still Muslim. Gatherings of dhikr, gadat and moulood are well known for inspiring Muslim slaves brought from Indonesia by the Dutch East Indian Company since the 1600’s.[…]
“We will take revenge from everyone who kept silent and everyone who applauded the death of all innocent immaculate souls in Aleppo,” Hosam Al-Bakri, a teary-eyed youth refugee told me, referring to the recent recapture of Aleppo, considered as a fateful victory for the Syrian regime over the armed opposition.[…]
As Islamophobia and xenophobia are beginning to show their ugly teeth in San Francisco, California activists at the Arab Resource and Organization Center (AROC) are redoubling their efforts to teach local youths about Arab heritage. Lara Kiswani, AROC’s Director, is leading a programme linked to keeping San Franciscans aware of[…]
Police are investigating the circumstances around an explosion at a house in Vanguard estate in Athlone on Monday night, in which six teenagers were seriously injured. Paramedics responded to reports of a hand grenade explosion at a house in Goud Street in Vanguard Estate. On arrival, paramedics found that six people were[…]
FEATURE: There’s an old cliche which says that youth are the future and have the power to affect great change in their home country. We saw this in the Middle East, swept by a wave of protests called the Arab Spring. On our home turf, it was the turn of South[…]
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