Fatima Asmal Motala

Middle East politics hits charity

The inclusion on a US terrorism watchlist has frozen South African charity Al Aqsa's bank accounts.

Hands off our revered president Zuma

The South African Communist Party has said African values demand respect for Jacob Zuma and criticism should be legislated.

Palestine billboard provokes legal action

The removal of a billboard graphically explaining the expanding Israeli occupation of Palestinian land looks set to culminate in a legal battle.

Durban migrants claim police blackmail, victimisation

Mandebvu, in central Durban, is home to 55 Zimbabwean men who pay R30 a day in rent to live there, sharing five bathrooms and seven toilets.

Massive adverts map occupation of Palestinian land

There has been a mixed response to the controversial billboard campaign that graphically explains the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

Afghan attack ‘a gross injustice’, says SA’s muslim community

Prominent members of SA's Muslim community have condemned this week's suicide bomb attack in Kabul that claimed the lives of eight South Africans.

Cycling: Greg Minnaar goes downhill to the top

Two-time world champ Greg Minnaar has set his sights on a few more World Cups before he calls it a day.

Anger grows over invite to Tony Blair

A group of Durban-based organisations want to arrest Tony Blair on charges of war crimes when he arrives in South Africa later this month.

KwaZulu-Natal commended for halting Israel trips

A pro-Palestinian lobby group in SA has welcomed the news that a delegation of KwaZulu-Natal officials has cancelled a planned visit to Israel.

Chad Le Clos’s primary school swims in Olympic glory

Chad le Clos may have stunned the world with his winning performance in the pool this week, but his childhood swimming coach was not surprised.

Ripping off the dead is big business

A number of syndicates around the country have been stealing the identities of corpses to defraud the insurance industry out of millions of rands.

Hellish mortuary scenes haunt the memories of loved ones

Conditions in KwaZulu-Natal are allegedly so bad that some qualified staff can no longer take it, writes Fatima Asmal-Motala.

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