What is it about Clover Dairy's (South African company) proposed sellout to Israel's Central Bottling Company (CBC) that has everyone up in arms?
What certainty do South African critics of Saudi Arabia have that they will not face the same tragic fate that befell Jamal Khashoggi?
This year, the 14th Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will be commemorated in nearly 200 cities around the world. Commonly referred to as IAW, I as a South African do not think that a more apt name could have been chosen to highlight the atrocities carried out on a daily basis by the Israeli Zionist regime.
When Muslims were in power, they established many Auqaf (plural of Waqf—Islamic Trust) that sustained Islamic projects. This needs to be revived as Waqf South Africa is doing with a number of schools.
Canadian political parties have become cravenly pro-zionist. Even the so-called leftist NDP has come out in support of the zionists without any concern for the Palestinians suffering zionist crimes and barbarism.
The people of South Africa have once again reposed confidence in the African National Congress but there are challenges ahead both from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) that have made inroads in urban and rural areas respectively.
There is a great deal in common between South African and Israeli apartheid policies. There are also many differences with the zionists often surpassing even the Afrikaaners. Who is better placed than an anti-apartheid struggler of South Africa to talk about these issues? Yusuf “Jojo” Saloojee, a former South African ambassador will speak at Israeli Apartheid Week events across Canada.
In this letter, Naeen Jeenah, a socio-political activist in South Africa, expresses pride over his son’s activism at the University of Johannesburg landing him in prison for fighting for student rights.
In their book, Why Israel?, Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman compare Israeli apartheid with that practiced by the apartheid regime in South Africa and not only find striking parallels but also the extreme form Zionist apartheid has taken. The result is an exciting and informative book.
Apartheid had a devastating impact not only on the blacks but anyone classified as “non-white” in South Africa. The tiny white minority usurped the bulk of the country’s resources and exploited the rest for its own selfish ends.
Nelson Mandela was a remarkable person. He not only overcame his adversaries in the political struggle but also outshone them morally by working for reconciliation after apartheid ended.
Nelson Mandela, the first popularly elected president of post-apartheid South Africa died today at home in Johannesburg. He was 95. Surrounded by family, he breathed his last at around 8:50 pm local time. This was announced by a sombre Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, on TV. He said a “light had gone out in the world.” Mandela would be given a state funeral. All flags were ordered to fly at half-mast.
Nelson Mandela has become an international icon principally because of his long struggle against apartheid. In post-apartheid South Africa, his legacy of resistance, however, has had mixed reaction without taking away anything from his personal charisma.
Sounds a trifle confusing, but it really isn’t. “Why?” you might ask, because La Roja (the Spanish) are soccer champions of the world and deservedly so. Described as the most successful World Cup ever, Africa and South Africa.
Media would correctly argue that its function as a public watchdog is to disseminate news and information...
Mention EL AL and O.R. Tambo in a single sentence and you are likely to conjure up images of a spooky environment. Perhaps more damning for South Africa, EL AL and Oliver R. Tambo may also symbolize the shaky grounds of a legacy inherited from the ghostly past of apartheid...
Has the internal rumpus within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) had an impact on South Africa’s foreign policy? Or is it that an Israel gone mad has led Pretoria to re-assess its ties with the former apartheid sanction-busting state?
That the first volume of The Ascendant Qur'an, Imam Muhammad al-Asi's new tafseer of the Qur’an, would be well received inSouth Africa was never in doubt, given his great popularity within the Muslim community; what was unclear was the degree of support it would receive.
Two months may be too short a time to present an accurate assessment of the impact of Imam Muhammad al-Asi’s tafseer, The Ascendant Qur’an, but the contours of its reception are already clear. Most people have been impressed by its fine production quality, contrasting it with the poor quality of Islamic literature often produced elsewhere in the Muslim world.
Few Muslim communities in a minority situation have given more support to fellow Muslims around the world than the small but dynamic Muslim community in South Africa. Whether it is victims of the tsunami or the endless wars to which Muslims are subjected in different parts of the world, the South African Muslims stand out for their compassion and generosity.