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    Progressive Organisations’ Formation: a new voice in education

Progressive Organisations’ Formation: a new voice in education

BRIAN ISAACS outlines the campaign of the Progressive Organisations' Forum in the debate on the opening of schools in the Western Cape. DUE to the COVID-19 ­pandemic, schools were closed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by the South African government. The government introduced stage 5 lockdown regulations on March 27,
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    Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

ZUNAID MOSAM launched his book, Coolie Bandiet on June 16, 2020 at an event hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. A social justice activist and two academics share their thoughts on the book. DR ISMAIL VADI: IT is not always that a novel is written and published by an anti-apartheid activist
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    Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

CYBER criminals are using the coronavirus pandemic, and the public’s ongoing thirst for virus information and updates, to secure sensitive information and spread malware. Al Baraka Bank’s Acting Risk Manager, Mr Luqman Issadeen, has warned clients against opening or downloading seemingly reputable communications dealing with the virus. His call follows
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    Passing of a mentor of two generations of activists

Passing of a mentor of two generations of activists

TWO generations of activists have paid glowing tribute to Cassiem Christians, who passed away on Wednesday, July 8, after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. Christians, who matriculated at Spes Bona High School, in Athlone, and majored in psychology, history and English at the University of the Western Cape,
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    Regardless of age, apartheid torturers must be prosecuted

Regardless of age, apartheid torturers must be prosecuted

CASSIEM KHAN declares that perpetrators of crimes against all anti-apartheid activists must come clean; they should publicly confess by revealing who gave the orders, how and why their loved one’s were killed; and they should do it now, regardless of the perpetrator’s age. IN the August-September 2019 edition of Muslim
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    Inquests into apartheid era killings: where have all the perpetrators gone?

Inquests into apartheid era killings: where have all the perpetrators gone?

CASSIEM KHAN writes that our magnanimity as a people has caused us to take our focus away from the perpetrators, the security branch members, the public order or, as we knew them, the riot police, and the South African Defence Force (SADF) military intelligence operatives who murdered our friends and
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    Government corruption needs stronger condemnation

Government corruption needs stronger condemnation

PROFESSOR ASLAM FATAAR of Stellenbosch University denounces the looting of state COVID-19 funding as well as the silence of key community voices in the wake of this corruption. He calls for decisive action against the perpetrators of this crime against the poor and needy of our country. Corruption has reached pandemic proportions. Like an incurable
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    Between virus and violence: the horror of being Muslim in India

Between virus and violence: the horror of being Muslim in India

by KHALED BEYDOUN Two weeks after Donald Trump’s visit to New Delhi, the ascending Indian public intellectual Rana Ayyub asked, ‘What is left for a virus to kill in a morally corrupt nation?’ As the pandemic ravaged Iran and Italy, and ripped into nation after nation between and beyond, the
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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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