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COVID-19 in the Muslim community

DR MUZZAMMIL ISMAIL, a public health medicine registrar in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, calls for extra vigilance and caution in the community as the government relaxes the lockdown restrictions. THE past six months have been defined by COVID-19 and its impact on almost
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    The ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

The ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

DR ESHAAM PALMER points to the ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE current COVID-19 pandemic has taken many people by surprise and has generally had negative consequences, with millions of people being infected and hundreds of thousands dying. Occurring simultaneously with the phenomenon of climate change, it has led
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    The future is female: patriarchy must be abolished

The future is female: patriarchy must be abolished

by KAUTHAR ROOMANEY IT is said that women hold up half of the sky but, too often, many of us do not even realise exactly by how much. We have reached a trying time in South Africa. Not only is COVID-19 causing an uproar, our sisters are still fighting for
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    Are you social distancing on social media?

Are you social distancing on social media?

SAMEER PARKER ‘They say…’ - famous opening words for a story that is probably unverifiable and shaky at best. When the COVID-19 outbreak reached South Africa in March this year we could not have predicted the impact it would have on individuals, businesses and our daily way of life. One
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    The survivor’s blog: the value of teachers

The survivor’s blog: the value of teachers

KAUTHAR ROOMANEY THIS article is dedicated to all teachers. Teaching is a job undervalued and underestimated. Teachers have the most important job in the world. We have the ability to mould future leaders, shape young minds, change lives, guide and aid our youth to become great. Teachers have the power
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Sweet indulgence at Le Kreamery

DILSHAD PARKER We were visiting my cousin in Pretoria on a Sunday in February, and before heading home late ­afternoon, we decided to check out one of the local eateries. Le Kreamery was the one that came recommended and from what I had seen of their Instagram page, I was
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    Changing our lifestyles in the face of the coronavirus

Changing our lifestyles in the face of the coronavirus

by DR FARAH VAHED THERE is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives, from home schooling to moving ­businesses online and juggling family time in-between. Globally, we are fast approaching four million infections. In South Africa, the number of positive cases are rising daily
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    The legend returns: Toyota GR Supra makes world debut

The legend returns: Toyota GR Supra makes world debut

THE all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sports car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota GAZOO Racing, has made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Conceived as a sports car in its purest form, the
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    Nature, artists and poets

Nature, artists and poets

TOYER NAKIDIEN NO more than four kilometres from the Mother City or two train stations away, some exotic and indigenous animals have been captured and donated to the inhabitants of Salt River and ­visitors to the area by generous donors from across the world. Unfortunately, the location of these beautiful
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    Can we trust the Halaal certifiers?

Can we trust the Halaal certifiers?

RUDEWAAN ARENDSE HOW certain are we that the food we eat is halaal? Can we trust that when we see a Halaal logo at a food or eating establishment, it is halaal? Do we believe the Halaal certifying bodies (HCBs) – MJC Halaal Trust, SANHA, NIHT, ICSA, SHURA, self-proclaimed custodians

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