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    It is time for our government to take heed of the lived realities of women farmworkers

It is time for our government to take heed of the lived realities of women farmworkers

CHRISCY BLOUWS The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is an African feminist legal centre striving to advance women’s rights and equality, specifically working with women who work in precarious and ­vulnerable positions. The aim of this programme is to help women obtain favourable and just working conditions in the workplace. It
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    Act to make an impact this winter

Act to make an impact this winter

IN the wake of the destruction caused by heavy rains, gale force winds and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanzaf has stepped up its Operation Winter Warmth efforts with the ­intention of providing warm, ­nutritious meals and blankets to those in need. Operation Winter Warmth is a national
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    Muslim Views writer wins prestigious award

Muslim Views writer wins prestigious award

STAFF REPORTER A Muslim Views writer, whose ­series of articles on Muslim ­marriages appeared in the ­newspaper for over a year, has won a prestigious award. Advocate Fatima Essop’s fourth article in the series was titled ‘Dissolution of a Muslim marriage by death’, and appeared in the June 2018 edition
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    Khayelitsha mosque offers hope to local Muslims

Khayelitsha mosque offers hope to local Muslims

by MAHMOOD SANGLAY SHAIKH Abdullah Asali is a man of steadfast faith against daunting trials. He is the imam of Al Fatiha Masjid, in Site B, Khayelitsha, on the R340 route. The mosque was established in 2002 and he has served the Muslims of Site B since 2014. The township,
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    Haron family calls for re-opening of inquest

Haron family calls for re-opening of inquest

MAHMOOD SANGLAY FEBRUARY 8, 2019 would have been the 95th birthday of Imam Abdullah Haron, who was ­martyred on September 27, 1969. The Imam Abdullah Haron Foundation hosted a special media conference last month coinciding with Imam Haron’s birthday, on February 8, to make two special announcements. The first was
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    Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

THE Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organised an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday, January 27, 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including a few guests from the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions.

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    Mission Dawah SA takes Islam to the bustling streets of Cape Town

Mission Dawah SA takes Islam to the bustling streets of Cape Town

AMINA WAGGIE MISSION Dawah South Africa, established in 2014 by Suhayl Schroeder and Natheer ­Hendricks, has been taking dawah to the next level in ­teaching others about Islam. They have been doing this by taking the information to the people instead of waiting for the people to come to them.
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    New book reveals Muslim roots of Afrikaans

New book reveals Muslim roots of Afrikaans

AYESHA ALLIE AFRIKANER nationalist academics played a huge role in the deliberate process to keep the Afrikaans language viewed as Dutch, said Professor Hein Willemse at the launch of the book, Die Afrikaans van die Kaapse Moslems (The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims), which took place at the Paarl Afrikaans
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    Samnet’s survey to gauge Muslim participation in politics and elections

Samnet’s survey to gauge Muslim participation in politics and elections

NASEEMA MALL DURBAN based South African Muslim Network (Samnet) recently launched an online survey to assess the participation of the South African Muslim community in politics and elections. According to Samnet’s chairperson, Dr Faisal Suliman, they ‘wanted to gauge in more than just an anecdotal fashion, the attitude of Muslims
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    UWC presents its first gold medal to Strand historian

UWC presents its first gold medal to Strand historian

ADIEL ISMAIL UNIVERSITY of the Western Cape (UWC) presented its first Gold Medal for Commitment to Community Service to well-known historian from Strand, Mr Ebrahim Rhoda. The award, presented by the vice-chancellor and rector of UWC, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, at a ceremony on December 14, 2018, was in recognition of
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