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Educator wins outstanding doctoral thesis award

by MAHMOOD SANGLAY PROFESSOR Shafika Isaacs earned her Ph.D in education at University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2019. In addition, she was awarded meritorious recognition of her work as Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation by the South African Education Research Association (Saera). Her thesis is entitled ‘Towards the recognition of a Soweto

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    UCT Summer School 2021

UCT Summer School 2021

DR MEDEE RALL outlines the short courses across a range of disciplines on offer at the UCT Summer School 2021. THE University of Cape Town’s annual Summer School, which will run from January 11 to 30, offers over ninety short courses across a range of disciplines. It includes introductory language

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    Cape kramats to be nominated as heritage sites

Cape kramats to be nominated as heritage sites

by YUSUF KHAN DALWAI IN January 1982, a group of people with common interest formed what was then called the Robben Island Mazaar (Kramat) Committee. Their vision is to maintain the numerous shrines located in the Western Cape and to propagate the teachings of the saints interred therein. The name

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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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