Darun Na’im seeks to purchase Lux

Islamic education institution Darun Na’im is seeking pledges to raise funds to purchase and redevelop the iconic Luxurama theatre in Wynberg. The institution caters to 200 full time students and 300 part time students and needs to accommodate more annually. The institution hopes purchasing the dilapidated Luxurama would solve the[…]

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High food costs a headache

With the cut in the petrol price for the second time this year, many consumers are hoping for a drop in transport costs and food prices, but have been left disappointed. According to trade union Solidarity, while there is a connection between the fuel price and food prices, it does[…]

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Je suis Hypocrite!

OPINION by Suraya Dadoo In the days immediately following the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, there was an unprecedented global outpouring of solidarity, culminating on Sunday, 11 January, when 40 heads of state ‘led’ more than a million people in a march to honour the victims of the Paris shootings. Perhaps we[…]

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More stage 2 blackouts

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Friday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 10pm, Eskom said on its official Twitter account. Stage three power cuts were implemented on Thursday from 4pm to around 11pm. Stage one allows for up to[…]

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Closing of SAPA ‘a sad day’

The imminent closure of the South African Press Association (Sapa) was a sad day for the media industry, the National Press Club said on Thursday. “The club joins the South African media fraternity in mourning the sad demise of Sapa,” chairman Jos Charle said in a statement. “For many decades[…]

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Church collapse victims arrive

The plane carrying 11 bodies of South Africans who died in the Nigeria church building collapse arrived in Pretoria on Friday morning. The huge, noisy military C130 aircraft touched down at the Waterkloof air force base at 1.18 am. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Friday that government[…]

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Jordan launches new airstrikes on IS

Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the fighters burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking targets in Iraq, said Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. Up to now, Jordan had struck[…]

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No troops to fight ISIS: Japan

Japan told the world’s nations Thursday it will never give in to terrorism and will continue providing non-military assistance for the fight against the Islamic State and other extremist groups – but not military troops or equipment “at this point.” Japan sent Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura to the[…]

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More bodies recovered from Taiwan crash site

Four more bodies were found in Taipei early Friday as rescuers expanded their search of a river where a commercial passenger plane crashed this week, local media reported. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 left Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Wednesday morning with 53 passengers and five crew members on board but hurtled[…]

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