Alie’s Comrades run for Palestine ‘one of the greatest moments of my life’

Alie Komape of BDS-SA says he was overwhelmed by the support and wants to be back next year – and better his time, writes an Al Qalam Reporter For 28-year-old Alie Komape (28) of Johannesburg, running his first Comrades Marathon last weekend, especially in…

UAE, Israel’s secret relations for 20 years

The Hebrew-language Israeli daily Maariv has revealed new details about the deep secret Israeli-Emirati relations which started about 20 years ago, Al-Khaleej Online reported yesterday. Citing former Haarets intelligence and strategic affairs correspondent Yossi Melman,…

‘Ahmed Essop’s social activism placed him head and shoulder above other writers’

By Iqbal Jassat Saddened as we are by the passing of one of South Africa’s literary giants, we are heartened by the everlasting legacy of Ahmed Essop’s gigantic scholarship inscribed in the numerous award winning…

Hassim Seedat: ‘We pray his example and life inspires future generations’

Hassim Seedat, a lifetime fighter for freedom and justice has passed on, aged 88. Al Qalam profiles his life. Scores attended a memorial on Tuesday evening in Durban to pay homage to apartheid fighter, Hassim…

Africa’s ‘brotherhood’ of dictators doing nothing in quest for democracy in Sudan’

In an article published recently, Dr. Mustafa Mheta of the Africa Desk at the Media Review Network (MRN) said: “The AU despite its promises to ensure that democracy takes root on the continent seem to…

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Indian indenture – ‘a new form of slavery’ – and African slavery in Natal

Indian indenture – ‘a new form of slavery’ – and African slavery in Natal

This is an edited version of the paper presented by Kiru Naidoo of the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre (UKZN) at the Toussaint Louverture…

Istanbul’s forgotten neighbourhood finds a sense of community in Ramadan

Tarlabasi, a patchwork of Istanbul’s migrant communities, comes together during…

Say ‘NO’ to another woman’s husband

In this final three-part series Dr. Quraysha Ismail Sooliman writes…

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‘Mass Durban Iftar’ was a huge success despite some criticisms

‘Mass Durban Iftar’ was a huge success despite some criticisms

The first-ever mass iftar held in Durban was well attended and organizers say they plan to make it an annual event from…

Eid al-Fitr – ‘A time of joy and gratitude’

Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar    Eid al-Fitr is a…

Muslims praised for protecting Malawian victims of Xenophobia

While the eThekweni Municipality has downplayed the attacks on Malawian…