Cape Muslim Congress

Crime is a political issue

Crime is a political issue According to Nontando Mposo “Zille calls on army to help stop gang wars” July 9th “ 7 children has died as a result of gang violence over the past five months”. This statistic excludes reports, of 3 children murdered every day in S-Africa. Moreover 100 000 children are currently in foster care because of sexual and other forms of abuse. Drug addiction is identified as the reason for these crimes. As a conflict mediator, with two…

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Jews and Arabs have squandered their birth right

In response to the continuous media coverage around the Israeli and A rab conflict in the Middle East; I have considered the unfolding events in the light of 5000 years of Semite history. According to my understanding of monotheistic epistemology, both Jews and Arabs (Semites) have historically been “favoured” by God/Jehovah/Yahweh/Allah, the Divinity worshipped by Abraham. One of the favours bestowed on the Semites, was that Jewish, Christian and Islamic prophets shared the same bloodline. This contract was established between…

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The escalating cost of electricity and water is unsustainable

At the 2012 inaugural meeting of the City’s “Energy and Climate Change Committee” [E&CCC], Sarah Ward an official stated that from 2006 until 2016, the cost of electricity would have increased by 415%. Concurrently a media report specified that ESKOM has to payR23.5bn a year for the next six years to service its debt of R182.5bn. ESKOM’s finance director said the debt was expected to increase to R350bn in the next 3 years. The biggest cost contributor was the price…

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Who are the guardians of Morality ?

With all the hype around the Zuma Fresco, I feel obliged to ask, if South Africa has a culturally impartial moral criterion? In a society that tolerates all sorts of moral corruption (drugs, crime, child abuse, economic and ecological exploitation), why the intense focus on the corporeal conduct of the President? The history of S-Africa has certainly not been a narrative of social accountability or moral justice.  In my opinion, it was simply a question of time before our political…

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Sporadic versus Strategic Racism

In response to Sibusiso Nkomo’s column (“Racism on social media a concern”, May 8), the reason I do not face book and twitter is to avoid the tendency to write publicly without first soliciting the opinion of others. Therefore, when I read about a person caught in a racial dilemma, I am reminded of how far we have come as a nation. For 360 years, the South African narrative evolved primarily around two issues; exploitation (natural and human resources) and…

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