Warren Goldstein misses opportunity to bring light and healing to fraught issue of Israel/Palestine

By Edwin Cameron Justice Edwin Cameron replies to an opinion piece in Daily Maverick by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. and healing to the fraught issues arising from Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s live interview with The Jerusalem…

War Party: A fearless account of KZN ANC predatory elite’s use of violence and assassinations

By Imraan Buccus KwaZulu-Natal has a long history of political violence, violence that has continued post-1994. In a new book published by Tafelberg, Greg Ardé unpacks how individuals and factions within the ANC, fighting not…

Threats to the public sphere

By Imraan Buccus Adam Habib has been an influential figure in the South African public sphere, as well as at Wits. His recent piece, “Verwoerd’s political stepchildren: Managing fascists, Stalinists and the intolerant”, asks some…

Cricketer Sammy hopes to raise racism awareness after ‘Kalu’ slur in India

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates in India called him “kalu” (black man in Hindi) during the Twenty20 tournament in 2013 and 2014. Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy says…

Black Lives Matter: ‘What obligations does the current moment impose on us?’

As Muslims, we must ask how we should begin to live up to the Islamic teachings of anti-racism. Kholofelo Molewa gave this Friday Nasiha which was live-streamed on Claremont Main Road Masjid social media platforms…

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Islamic art is a novel Eid gifting idea, says Durban artist Shehnaz Desai

Islamic art is a novel Eid gifting idea, says Durban artist Shehnaz Desai

Sana Ebrahim Eid-al-Fitr is a time of celebration epitomised by cherishing family, friends and the wider community. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) encouraged gift-giving…

Dr Zuleikha Mayat (94): ‘Live every moment, love all humanity, stay true’

Dr Mayat has lived far beyond her ‘Indian Delights fame.…

Lockdown Eid: ‘Isn’t it time to reflect?’

By Al Qalam Reporter So, how will you be spending…

‘Window into my lockdown life in Gaza’

Two young achievers in Gaza tell Al-Qalam journalist Ismail Suder…

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Dreams of 3 500 SA hujjaj dashed

Dreams of 3 500 SA hujjaj dashed

Saudis are expected to announce the cancellation of Hajj this year – or continue on a limited scale. Whatever the case, SA…

Ramadan lockdown: ‘Perfectly permissible to perform tarawih with our families’

It is said‘that with every difficulty there will be ease’(94…

Heartbreak, confusion and anger as mosques across SA act on Corona

The restrictive measures placed on mosques in the wake of…