Malmesbury attack: 'During this challenging time, one thing stood out for the world to see – unity', says MJC

2018-06-19 16:26

The Malmesbury religious community united in solidarity around their fellow Muslim residents after two people were killed inside the town's mosque last week.

Sectarianism, attacks fuelling fears among Muslims

2018-06-16 08:57

Tensions between Shia and Sunni Muslims are said to have been simmering in South Africa for years and to have peaked in Cape Town about seven months ago.

Shock and sadness over Malmesbury mosque killing - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-06-14 18:00

Scores of residents have gathered at the Malmesbury mosque for the funeral of two worshippers who were killed, before their attacker was shot dead by police.

Mosque attacks: No link yet between Malmesbury and Verulam killings - Sitole

2018-06-14 16:28

Despite similarities between the mosque attacks in Verulam and the one in Malmesbury, police have not established any links yet, says National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khehla Sitole.

#MosqueAttack: Worshippers thought attacker needed a place to sleep, didn't want to turn him away

2018-06-14 13:39

Muslim worshippers at a Malmesbury mosque, where two people were killed and two others injured, apparently thought the attacker needed a place to sleep and didn't want to turn him away.

BREAKING: 2 killed, attacker shot dead in stabbing attack at Malmesbury mosque

2018-06-14 07:05

Two worshippers have been stabbed to death and their attacker shot dead by police following an early morning attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the Western Cape.

Catholic Church joins Australia child abuse compensation plan

2018-06-01 05:34

The Catholic Church's decision to join Australian government's redress plan will ensure payments to people who were sexually abused as children by church figures and puts pressure on other institutions to follow suit.

Baptist church removing Jesus statue it deems too 'Catholic'

2018-05-31 13:31

A Baptist church in South Carolina has voted to remove a statue of Jesus Christ because some believe it's too 'Catholic' for their place of worship.

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

2018-05-22 06:14

An Australian archbishop has been found guilty of covering up child sex abuse in the 1970s - one of the highest-ranked church officials globally to be successfully prosecuted for such offences.

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

2018-05-17 23:03

Here are some questions and answers about Islam's holiest month and how it's observed.


"We enjoyed Incredibles 2 until Superdad used the Lord's name in vain"

2018-06-18 15:07

Are we being considerate enough when it comes to religion? Or do we carelessly throw around certain words without even realising they're blasphemous? A parent wrote in raising the point that even the use of "Oh my Gxx!" is disrespectful.

Malmesbury Mosque attacker had been treated for bipolar disorder

2018-06-15 16:32

The man who killed two worshipers inside the Malmesbury mosque before he was shot by police is understood to have been treated for bipolar disorder previously and had no history of violence, said the chairperson of the Somali Community Board of SA.

Cape Jewish Board of Deputies condemns 'heinous' Malmesbury mosque attack

2018-06-14 17:41

The Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies has condemned the killing of two Muslim worshipers at a Malmesbury mosque and has called on all communities to redouble efforts against hate.

Intense divisions among Muslim clerics in SA highlighted in wake of Malmesbury mosque attack

2018-06-14 15:40

The deadly attack on a mosque in Malmesbury has highlighted intense divisions among Muslim clerics around the country, apparently stemming from an accord signed in Cape Town earlier this month, which was meant to foster peace.

'We tried to help our dad' - brothers explain how they tried to save father from Malmesbury mosque attacker

2018-06-14 11:20

The sons of Ismail Bassa, 74, who was killed in a mosque attack in Malmesbury, have told News24 of how they tried to fight off his attacker.

WATCH: Women speak out after battle over prayer space at mosque

A group of women have spoken out about their experience with exclusivity in a mosque in Johannesburg after they were verbally abused for seeking a space to perform Salaah (prayer) during the month of Ramadan. Watch.

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WATCH: Ramaphosa addresses Muslim 'alienation' in Cape Town

President Cyril Ramaphosa has raised the issues of alienation and gentrification in Cape Town at an Iftar dinner hosted by the Muslim Judicial Council. Watch.

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Blessed, but not by God: Scholars want to reclaim #blessed

2018-05-27 12:06

Religious scholars want to reclaim the term that has become synonymous with transactional sex.

Cape Town pastor found guilty of contempt of court for anti-gay slurs

2018-05-18 13:03

Cape Town church leader Reverend Oscar Bougardt has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended for five years, for contempt of court after he disregarded a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments.

Camera inside Verulam mosque wasn't working at time of attack – committee chairperson

2018-05-17 21:05

The chairperson of the Imam Hussain Mosque committee says the camera inside the mosque had been "decommissioned" for more than a year.

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