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[…]
Tunisia may have emerged from the so-called Arab Spring somewhat unscathed and with a fully fledged constitution, but it remains a country with deep-rooted problems. Despite being recognized as the standout success of an uprising that promised much, the country’s economy has seen little progress since, which in turn has[…]
Western Province loose forward Nizaam Carr made history last week when he became the first Muslim player to receive a call up to the Springboks squad. His selection has been seen as a breakthrough moment for young Muslim players striving to reach the highest echelons of the professional game.In this[…]
Although the community has a major role to play in preventing the spread of gangsterism in the province, Operation Combat leader Major-General Jeremy Veary believes cutting gangs off from their recruitment base may cripple them in future. At the 35th Crimestoppers International Conference in Cape Town this week, Veary said[…]
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