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.

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...

Hope for the future ( Cape Argus – 11 June – Pray for the oppressed)

On Friday 8th of June I attended the UCT Mathematics Competition Prize Giving as my son was a recipient. At the event, hosted at the Baxter Theatre I had an unexpected emotional experience. Everything was on schedule until a Grade 8 Black African girl from a...

Crime ( Cape Argus – 6 June – SA at war with criminals )

  It is obvious that South Africa is in the grips of a crime epidemic that could be described as a sort of terrorism. The recent headline of the rape of a 9-month baby is indicative of a society in a crisis. A month ago in Walmer Estate, a shopkeeper who has worked...

Lessons from China where respect rules (Cape Argus – 30 May 2018)

China culture shock continues Besides my initial shock at seeing the great material progress in China, I was amazed at the variance in overall human culture. Example, in Hong Kong, Kowloon and Shenzhen, which I visited, everyone is busy. Even people with mental...

China reflects the future ( Cape Argus – 22 May)

  Although I am not an oracle, I have seen the future and there is much to be anxious about. I recently returned from a twelve-day visit to the city states of Hong Kong, Kowloon and Shenzhen in China with a brief stop-over in Dubai and have been humbled by what the...

Racism is not just a word ( Racism in SA has many guises – Cape Argus, 4 May)

Racism is not just a word South Africa is one of the most unequal and racist societies and this will not change soon. The reasons are straightforward, logical and obvious to those prepared to think above the “noise”. Two examples seem fitting. Media...

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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