Students from several high school Muslim Student Association (MSA) bodies have opted to unite under a solitary banner, with the goal of developing an active network through which to promote cultural and religious identity. The newly formed ‘MSA Schools of the Cape’, which is to launch with a conference this[…]
Gang leaders in Manenberg have showed an interest in creating platforms of dialogue with anti-crime activists and the community. This emerged at a meeting in the area on Wednesday night, as roleplayers in the community attempted to salvage a shaky truce between warring gangs. The truce was agreed upon two[…]
With immense social pressures facing Muslim youth today, some youngsters in Cape Town are hoping to steer the negative perceptions of youth by making a small difference in their communities in Ramadan. Through the financial support of family, friends, businesses and the local neighbourhood, these groups of youth are striving[…]
With growing fears that South African youth are becoming sympathetic to the violent and misguided brand of Islam propagated by the Islamic State (IS) or ISIS, a new youth organisation is mobilising young people to tackle this contemporary Islamic challenge. Muslim Youth United (MYU) was established in Ramadan of 2014[…]
With a growing concern around youth in gang and drug afflicted communities during the winter school holidays, the Western Cape Government has launched a youth holiday programme aimed at ensuring pupils are exposed to recreational and educational opportunities. During a joint press briefing with other departments at the Provincial Legislature[…]
Although conditions may differ for South Africa’s Muslim youth in comparison to generations before them, their struggles are no less difficult or challenging. So says activists from the Muslim Youth Movement (MYM), as the country celebrated 39 years since the tragic events of the Soweto uprising in 1976. The organisation[…]
The following is the pre-Jumuah Khutbah delivered by Minhaj Jeenah at Claremont Main Road mosque on Friday, ahead of Youth Day. Jeenah is the chairperson of the Muslim Youth Movement. He is also the son of well known political analyst Naeem Jeenah and the late gender activist Shamima Shaikh. His[…]
South African youth and students have slammed what they call “Israel propaganda holiday trips”. This was the call at a press conference on Thursday, called by BDS South Africa and the Progressive Youth Alliance. National and provincial leaders of the ANC Youth League, SASCO, and COSAS were also in attendance[…]
In a world where mobile internet and social media has dominated the way we communicate and learn things, it’s not hard to understand why today’s youth are becoming more politically conscious and engaged in global socio-political spaces. In the age of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, political engagement through social media[…]
Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz addressed young hopefuls at the first ever Youth Excellence Awards on Monday evening. Speaking to VOC News before the ceremony, Fritz said the Western Cape Government has prioritized the empowerment and development of young people in the province. Through recognising the efforts by individuals[…]
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