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    Stop the victimisation of teachers, reject private education

Stop the victimisation of teachers, reject private education

THE Progressive Organisations’ Formation (POF) expresses outrage in this statement at the victimisation of teachers and principals by the Western Cape Education Department. The extreme poverty and inequalities within present-day South Africa has been unmistakably exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the education arena, as elsewhere, the health disaster fell
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    Assault allegation against Ahmed Deedat challenged

Assault allegation against Ahmed Deedat challenged

MAHMOOD SANGLAY, investigating assault allegations against the late Ahmed Deedat, has discovered that these are unfounded. The world renowned South African Muslim missionary Ahmed Deedat, who died in 2005, is alleged to have assaulted a member of the audience in 1985 at one of his public lectures in Malaysia. The

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    Failure to prosecute apartheid-era killers ‘perpetuates corrupt and criminal activities’ of apartheid regime

Failure to prosecute apartheid-era killers ‘perpetuates corrupt and criminal activities’ of apartheid regime

FARID SAYED reports on the address at Imam Abdullah Haron Annual Memorial Lecture 2020 by Konehali Gugushe, daughter of murdered anti-apartheid activist, Mapetla Mohapi. THE failure by government, since 1994, to prosecute apartheid-era killers perpetuates the falsehood and lies of the apartheid regime, asserts Konehali Gugushe. Gugushe, youngest daughter of

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    Halaal council meets to plan strategy

Halaal council meets to plan strategy

MAHMOOD SANGLAY reports on the second strategic planning session of the South African Halal ­Development Council (SAHDC) for stakeholders of the Halaal sector. The meeting, held on September 19, was attended by nine members at the Garlandale Madrasah, in Cape Town, and five others who joined the meeting virtually from
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    ‘The Saint of the Poor in this town’

‘The Saint of the Poor in this town’

MAHMOOD SANGLAY pays tribute to Anwah Nagia (November 8, 1957 – September 28, 2020) ‘STOP acting small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion’ Rumi. Jumuah Mubarak, 21/08/2020 This was probably Anwah Nagia’s last bulk post to the many beneficiaries of his weekly Jumuah greeting, and his daily updates on
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    Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement 43 years on

Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement 43 years on

SEPTEMBER is known as ‘Biko Month’ in Black Consciousness Movement circles. Looking back on the month during which Steve Biko was murdered by the apartheid regime, BOKANG POOE reflects on the state of society through the lens of one of this country’s foremost thinkers and a revolutionary leading the fight
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    Quietly courageous Galiema Haron:  Imam’s confidante and trusted partner

Quietly courageous Galiema Haron: Imam’s confidante and trusted partner

Mrs Galiema Haron, the wife of Imam Abdullah Haron, passed away a year ago, on September 29, 2019, exactly 50 years after her husband – who was killed by the apartheid security police on Saturday September 27, 1969 – was buried. Her son, PROFESSOR MUHAMMED HARON, pays tribute to his
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    State funds defence of apartheid era criminals while victims’ families seek justice

State funds defence of apartheid era criminals while victims’ families seek justice

CASSIEM KHAN points out how the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has perfected the practice of how not to prosecute apartheid era crimes. SEPTEMBER 29 marks one year since the passing of Galiema Haron, the widow of martyred Imam Abdullah Haron. One of her parting wishes was to see the 1970
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    The Imam: soundscaped back to life

The Imam: soundscaped back to life

In the first part of this series, PROFESSOR MUHAMMED HARON, discussed the recent circulation of three sound clips comprising dhikrs, a portion of the recitation of the Quran during the Taraweeh salaah and extract of a lecture thereafter by Ash-Shaheed Imam Abdullah Haron. He now focuses on some of the
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    SA celebrates life of human rights stalwart George Bizos

SA celebrates life of human rights stalwart George Bizos

ASHRAF MAHOMED pays tribute to ‘an extraordinary lawyer who stood with poor against the powerful’. A LEGAL giant of the liberation struggle, and perhaps in the history of our country, died of natural causes at 17:30, on September 9, 2020. Our condolences go to his family and loved ones. We
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