CAPE MUSLIM CONGRESS

The Cape Muslim Congress is a not for profit community based organization that is primarily concerned with the political, economic, social and cultural progress of the Cape Muslims and the marginalized communities in general.The CMC objective is to spearhead the development of a politically influential, socially stable, and economically successful society in Cape Town.

Why women suffer (Cape Argus – Parents must espouse solid values to kids)

There are many reasons why women experience abuse, ironically the historic reasons remain similar. Example, most people struggle to understand their own behavior, yet they “expect” to understand others. A lack of understanding oneself, leads to decision making based...

We need problem solvers not problem makers ( Cape Argus – Vet all aspirant leaders)

After 18 years in governance, I continue to be shocked in meetings on hearing the quality of debate. What is certain is that we have folk in leadership, who have no business being in the arena of service delivery or public representation. In the last Council meeting...

Accountability required ( Cape Argus – 27 July – Limited respect for taxpayers)

Observing the activities at ESKOM, SAA and other State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) is frightening. The ESKOM and SAA fiasco exposes the profound rot that ensured over years. Ignoring fiscal rules and managing major organizations like township spaza shops seems to be a...

Petrol price and stupidity ( Cape Argus – Petrol price and stupidity)

  There are many causes that increase the petrol price. A basic study identifies international and national reasons. Locals have limited control over the global factors because South Africa lacks ethical credibility after the Presidency of Jacob Zuma. We have lost our...

Petrol price (Cape Times – Road safety pays off)

There are many reasons that increase the petrol price. A basic study identifies global and local reasons. Locals have limited control over the global factors. On the local front, the major culprit is the tax which feeds the Road Accident Fund (RAF) which is ironically...

Cry Wolf ( Cape Times – Locals crying wolf – 12 July)

It is easy to blame “the other” when things go wrong, as it exonerates us from individual duty.  So it is the case with what is ensuing in the Bo-Kaap or as it was originally known, the “Malay Quarter”.   Years ago whilst house hunting I struggled and failed to buy in...

Ignoring animal behavior is not an option ( Cape Argus, 2 July – Society needs death penalty)

In Abrahamic epistemology, a human has the ability to rise above the rank of an angel in the Creators judgement or fall below the rank of an animal. Since Apartheid, Colonialism, slavery damaged our thinking, our leaders, out of fear, evolved a human rights culture...

Double-talk creates chaos – Cape Times “Land: Clarity needed”

Often when the City of Cape Town elects to sell municipal land, some political parties object. The basis on which they object require analyses. Example the EFF wants all land to be given free as if the available land is unlimited and as if the City of Cape Town must...

Stupidity in governance is expensive ( Cape Argus – Price for poor governance)

When the water warnings of “Day Zero” were issued months ago, like many other responsible citizens, I reacted. This included ruining the aesthetics of my home, by replacing old underground copper pipes with new plastic pipes. I moved pipes from beneath paving,...

South Africa and BRIC’S ( Cape Times – Unequal partnership)

  Recently I attended a work related conference in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kowloon in China. While South Africa are proud members of BRIC’S, I noticed that our currency is not reflected on the money exchangers boards. I did not know that banks in China did not...

CMC VISION

Personal Responsibility is the ESSENCE of the Cape Muslim Congress

Economic Strength

Since the inception of the new dispensation, few members of our community have benefitted from the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment opportunities that occur. Many of these contracts are secured by individuals with strong political relations.

Religion

Regular interaction with the Imams regarding the relevance of the weekly sermon can result in a more effective message being sent from the mosque.Events and issues that affect the community must remain the primary address in the Friday Sermon.

Social Cohesion

Regular interaction with the Imams regarding the relevance of the weekly sermon can result in a more effective message being sent from the mosque.Events and issues that affect the community must remain the primary address in the Friday Sermon.

Cultural Development

The Muslim community needs to recognize that, although we belong to the broader global ummah, we have to be responsible for our own political, economic, social and cultural development. For 350 years, few Muslim countries,

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