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WCape govt rolls out youth holiday programmes

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[…]

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Muslim youth face identity crisis

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[…]

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‘Realign Islam with youth of 1976’

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[…]

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SA youth slam “Israeli propaganda trips”

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[…]

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CT youth reject ISIS

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[…]

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Manenberg school gets award

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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‘Tunisia youth disillusioned with state’

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[…]

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Youth inspired by Carr

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[…]

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Police to clampdown on gang recruitment

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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MSA president passes away

Young, inspiring leader Yusuf Talia, the president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) Union passed away on Monday morning. Wheelchair bound Talia died at the age of 25 years, after living with a degenerative disease. Talia battled with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an illness which caused his muscles to degenerate. He[…]

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