Dutch relief as voters reject Wilders

Despite warnings of a surge in populism, the Dutch voted in incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte for a third term on Thursday, with initial parliamentary election results showing Geert Wilders’ anti-immigrant Freedom Party lagging behind in second. “Our message to the Netherlands – that we will hold our course and[…]

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Archives needed for Cape Muslim heritage

As Heritage Month draws to a close, well known Cape Town historian Ebrahim Rhoode has appealed to Muslims to find out about the history of Islam in the Cape. Rhoode, who has done extensive research on Islam’s origins in the Cape, believes we need more archives to understand our Islamic[…]

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Cape Town Castle to turn 350

Three hundred and fifty tumultuous years will have passed when a commemoration to mark the laying of the cornerstone at the castle in Cape Town is held there on Saturday. And to acknowledge the castle’s many negative historical associations, the function is not being billed as a celebration, but rather[…]

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