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[…]
As youth, we have been told this time and time again. Your vote counts. But today, in South Africa, youth have said that they do not know who to vote for because none of the major political parties are appealing to them. These youth are disengaged from what is going[…]
A recent survey by global market research company Ipsos shows that 71% of South Africa’s youth intend to vote in the upcoming elections. With just seven weeks before the local government elections, Ipsos on Wednesday revealed it conducted 3 786 face-to-face interviews with randomly chosen respondents, representative of South Africans[…]
Every year, the celebration of Youth Day in South Africa, on June 16th, captures the attention and involvement of all who wish to mirror its legacy. This year, over 400 Muslim youth are participating in the celebration of Youth Day by getting involved with the Mustadafin Foundation’s programmes which focus[…]
The echo of children gleefully playing in streets is quickly disappearing – today, the interaction between children is restricted to a screen. As a consequence, teenagers are exposed to content that has resulted in them maturing at an alarming rate. Where previous generations had to find pain-staking mechanisms to access[…]
Nominations have opened for the Muslim Student Association Union’s (MSA) annual Yusuf Talia al-Ihsaan Award, which aims to recognise the sterling work and efforts of young Muslims towards contributing towards South African society. 2015 marks the fifth year of the awards existence, which has this year been renamed to honour[…]
For the very first time, the Imamat council of Mitchells Plain has invited the masajid to come out and attend the Muslim Youth Festival for a day filled with entertainment, activities and laid-back interaction. With school holidays upon us, the event is welcome distraction for youth, many of whom are[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to end its year-long 70th anniversary celebrations with a bang, bringing to a close a province-wide roadshow campaign as well as hosting several youth-orientated events. The next four weeks will mark an extremely busy period for the local ulema body. On Sunday it[…]
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