PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WISHES JEWISH COMMUNITY WELL FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Tue 27 September 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the Jewish community well over Rosh Hashanah and the High Holy Days that culminate with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Having begun at sunset on Sunday, 25 September 2022, the Presidency said, Jewish communities in South Africa and around the world are observing Rosh Hashanah. […]

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CALL FOR HARSH SENTENCE FOR KZN PASTOR ACCUSED OF RAPING 13 CHILDREN

Tue 27 September 2022: KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has called for a harsh sentence for the pastor who allegedly raped 13 children at Luvisi village in Nquthu, northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is alleged that the 56-year-old reverend has been luring young girls and boys, aged between five and 17 years to watch cartoons and […]

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SUICIDE BOMBING AT RECRUIT CENTER IN SOMALIA KILLS 15 AND INJURES 10

Sun 25 September 2022: On Sunday, a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a military recruitment office in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, resulting in at least 15 fatalities and more than 10 injuries, according to sources cited by the Goobjoog News portal. The sources claim that the suicide bomber stood in line with other young […]

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NIGERIA: 15 WORSHIPPERS AT ZAMFARA MOSQUE KILLED BY BENDITS DURING FRIDAY PRAYERS

Sat 24 September 2022: At least 15 people were slain at a mosque in Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, according to locals on Saturday. The attack in the Bukkuyum local government area took place during Friday prayers at the Jumu’at central mosque in Ruwan Jema town, three residents told Reuters. “The armed bandits came on motorbikes while holding their guns and […]

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AL-AZHAR OF EGYPT APPOINTS FIRST FEMALE ADVISER TO THE GRAND IMAM

 Thu 22 September 2022:   In a historic first, Egypt’s Al-Azhar has appointed a female adviser to the institution’s Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb. Dr Nahla Al-Saeedy was appointed as the Imam’s adviser on expatriate affairs and confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Monday. In doing so, Dr Nahla becomes the first woman to hold an […]

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AFRICA AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE EXPO OPENS IN TSHWANE

Thu 22 September 2022: The long-awaited Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) expo is now underway at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Tshwane. Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise, on Wednesday officially opened Africa’s largest defence and aerospace exhibition, which takes place from 21 to 25 September. The exhibition, which happens every […]

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SA CALLS ON GLOBAL LEADERS TO DEAL WITH POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND UNEMPLOYMENT

Thu 22 September 2022: While the COVID-19 pandemic and East European war have severe global consequences, Minister Naledi Pandor says the world should not neglect the needs of the marginalised.  “Our greatest global challenges are poverty, inequality, joblessness and feeling excluded,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister said on Wednesday.  Pandor was […]

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43 CRISIS-HIT SA MUNICIPALITIES IN URGENT NEED OF INTERVENTION

Wed 21 September 2022: While 151 municipalities are teetering on the brink of collapse, 43 have already collapsed and require urgent intervention to rescue them, National Treasury told Parliament on Wednesday. Senior officials from Treasury painted a bleak picture when they appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations. Members of Parliament were briefing on local […]

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