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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

After discussing the recent circulation of three sound clips of Ash-Shaheed Imam Abdullah Haron in the first and second parts his son, PROFESSOR MUHAMMED HARON, in the final part, ­focuses on the responses of the family and community more than 50 years after the event. PART THREE The soundscapes and familial
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    Live webinar: Imam Haron Memorial Lecture

Live webinar: Imam Haron Memorial Lecture

The Imam Haron Foundation is hosting the Imam Haron Memorial Lecture on Sunday September 27 at 7.30pm to commemorate the killing in detention of the Imam by the apartheid regime. The Memorial Lecture will take the form of a panel discussion on the virtual platform. The topic under discussion will
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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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Lessons from an episode of misogyny

The views expressed by the writer, MAHMOOD SANGLAY, in this article are followed below by relevant disclosures and disclaimers. Moulana Dawood Sampson’s announcement on August 14 to take a second wife sparked a controversy, adding another to the catalogue of controversies routinely spawned by the Muslim community in South Africa.
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Dr Sulaiman Nordien: a name that should remain enshrined in the collective memory of Cape Town

Moulana TAHA KARAAN, in paying tribute, says there were lessons he learnt from Dr Sulaiman Nordien: let your studies be your passion; and never underestimate yourself. A MAN who combined within himself the rarest set of gifts: the mind of a scientist, the soul of a poet, the taste of
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    Tribute to a global polyglot

Tribute to a global polyglot

SUMAYA JEEVA looks back on a friendship and mentorship that spanned about 18 years. MY first personal encounter with Dr Sulaiman Nordien was in my early twenties, when my father set up a meeting with him to introduce me to Arabic calligraphy. We met at Masjid ul Quds, where this
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