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Moti kidnapping: Police focus on family for answers

In a turn of events. the Moti family have denied that they stopped the police from effectively investigating the kidnapping of their four kids.

Muslim expert urges caution over GM-pig heart transplant

While science is making life-saving advances, at times these innovations may clash with the tenets of religion. In a breakthrough surgery, a 57-year-old man

Moti’s flee SA, halt police probe

Police will still pursue the Moti kidnapping case despite not being allowed to talk to the victims. This as the father of the four

High Cost of School Uniforms

With the start of the new school term – many parents would have to dig deeper in their pockets to be able to afford

Honduras eyes change with new leadership

The central America’s country of Honduras does not normally make the global headlines, but the election last November in which the left-leaning candidate Xiomara

Moti kidnapping: Police focus on family for answers

In a turn of events. the Moti family have denied that they stopped the police from effectively investigating the kidnapping of their four kids.

Muslim expert urges caution over GM-pig heart transplant

While science is making life-saving advances, at times these innovations may clash with the tenets of religion. In a breakthrough surgery, a 57-year-old man

Moti’s flee SA, halt police probe

Police will still pursue the Moti kidnapping case despite not being allowed to talk to the victims. This as the father of the four

High Cost of School Uniforms

With the start of the new school term – many parents would have to dig deeper in their pockets to be able to afford

Those implicated in State Capture should face consequences – Steenhuisen

If the government is serious about tackling corruption, there should be clear consequences for those found guilty of it. This was the comment given

Deputy Speaker: Fire a ‘middle-finger’ to SA democracy

Despite the fire at Parliament, President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed that the work of the National Assembly will continue. The fire which started at the

Parliament’s fire avoidable if security worked – NEHAWU

With Parliament’s entire precinct severely damaged following Sunday’s fire, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) expressed concern over the sensitive information

Bank servers at risk over software gap

Banks and other entities are keeping a watchful eye on their computer servers following the detection of a security gap in Java software. The

Drive to halt Covid-19 trial vaccines for kids goes to ConCourt

Citizens concerned about the administering of the Covid-19 vaccines to children have now turned to the highest court in the land – the Constitutional

South Africans struggling to pay their debt

The lockdowns, retrenchments and decline in business due to Covid-19 has left thousands of families under financial strain, forcing many into debt. The 2021

Christmas in Bethlehem – Birthplace of Jesus(PBUH

Bethlehem, Palestine… the birthplace of Jesus Christ or Prophet Esa(PBUH) has been under occupation for over 70 years.Amid the regular reports of violence, it

Top tips to ensure your car is ready for that road trip

As thousands of holidaymakers across the country head out to their destinations, is your car as ready as you are for the journey? Being

Technical faults affect Cape Town CBD electricity

Some parts of the Cape Town CBD have been without electricity due to a technical fault. The main feeder lines from the City’s Acacia

Big pharma’s monopoly in the Covid-19 pandemic

Access to preventative medication comes with several conditions, most often left in the hands of multinational pharmaceutical companies; all in the name of profit.

How accurate are PCR tests and do we really understand Covid-19?

The validity of Covid-19 tests has been brought into question with allegations that the qualitative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) method only tests for coronavirus,

Muslim expert urges caution over GM-pig heart transplant

While science is making life-saving advances, at times these innovations may clash with the tenets of religion. In a breakthrough surgery, a 57-year-old man

SAHUC: Regulating Hajj and Umrah a tough task

For the past two years, a downscaled Hajj has meant that thousands of South African hujaaj could not participate in the pilgrimage. It also

Calls for Sahuc to be disbanded intensifies

Calls for the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) to be disbanded has intensified following a discussion hosted by the Commission for Cultural,

Islam, Culture and Religion

Within the context of sociology, the concept of culture designates the set of activities, beliefs, and practices that are shared and common to a

Misconceptions about Bid’ah(Innovations)

Bidah or Innovation is and has been a contentious topic of discussion in the Muslim community for centuries.Imam Muazz Khalla, head of Madina Institute

Muslim Professionals are Opposing Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines

The Association of Muslim Professionals of South Africa (AMPSA) has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration for what it calls indirectly forcing people

Vaccines and the Preservation of Life

What is the medical impact of people that have been vaccinated against Covid-19 being exposed to those that haven’t – does it place them

Should Mosques be Closed to the Un-vaccinated?

Mosques and religious institutions have an important role to play in educating the public about key issues. Author and scholar, Professor Aslam Fataar contends

Samtoa: Operators Must Communicate on Outstanding Hajj Money

The South African Hajj and Umrah Council says its following up with operators who have still not repaid pilgrims who were affected by last

Operators who Failed to Reimburse Clients will be Dealt with – SAHUC

As the Saudi government has relaxed restrictions on travellers from South Africa, many are excited to embark on their umrah pilgrimage this year. However,

VIDEO Father Clohessy: Justice is Worth Fighting For

Imam Hussain (PBUH) speaks to the ordinary person whose struggle is just to be faithful to the ordinary values of life. On the 10th

Political and Social Lessons of Karbala

Politics today is governed by power and strength. This is decided almost exclusively by military might and financial wealth. The epic battle of Karbala

Muharram – A Time of Reflection and Renewal

Muharram marks the commencement of the  Islamic year. Calculated according to the lunar calendar, 1 Muharram of the year 1443 falls on 10 August 2021. Muharram

VIDEO Arafat Sermon 1442

VIDEO Downscaled Hajj 1442 Underway

Around 60,000 fully vaccinated pilgrims started arriving in Mecca on Saturday, for a downsized Hajj. Under strict supervision, this year’s Hajj season will be

VIDEO Pilgrims Prepare for Most Sacred of Pillars

Worshipers began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second Hajj during the coronavirus pandemic, amid strict precautions. Footage shows

Grade 1 is an exciting challenge

The last two years have been testing for both teachers and learners as they had to adapt to a new school year and way

PICTURES Back to school 2022

Learners have reported for class as the 2022 school year gets underway. Radio 786 reporters visited West End Primary School in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain,

Homeschooling – wise or not?

In the midst of Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners still finding school placements for 2022,  is homeschooling a  viable option? The lockdowns brought

Moti kidnapping: Police focus on family for answers

In a turn of events. the Moti family have denied that they stopped the police from effectively investigating the kidnapping of their four kids.

Muslim expert urges caution over GM-pig heart transplant

While science is making life-saving advances, at times these innovations may clash with the tenets of religion. In a breakthrough surgery, a 57-year-old man

Moti’s flee SA, halt police probe

Police will still pursue the Moti kidnapping case despite not being allowed to talk to the victims. This as the father of the four

Weaving scenes of wonder; the art of embroidery

Can you believe that these scenes were embroidered by artist Sharifa Parker Karim, a novice with no special training, just pure raw talent! Listen

2021 Motoring year in review with Ernest Page

This year ended with quite the upset for Formula 1 fans, as Lewis Hamilton missed out on the championship title. Meanwhile, for those of

Festive Family Feud: Mental health for the festive season

When the festive season rolls around there is always room for dessert, sleeping later over the weekends … and perhaps a few snide remarks

Drive to halt Covid-19 trial vaccines for kids goes to ConCourt

Citizens concerned about the administering of the Covid-19 vaccines to children have now turned to the highest court in the land – the Constitutional

South Africans struggling to pay their debt

The lockdowns, retrenchments and decline in business due to Covid-19 has left thousands of families under financial strain, forcing many into debt. The 2021

Top tips to ensure your car is ready for that road trip

As thousands of holidaymakers across the country head out to their destinations, is your car as ready as you are for the journey? Being

SA has long road to reach reconciliation

South Africans still have a long road to walk to achieve reconciliation. It has been evident in recent weeks with the death of Apartheid-era

Youth can create their own job opportunities

The holidays are used as a time to unwind for many Matrics and youngsters, but should it be used instead to prepare for the

Local NGO gives some dignity to young girls

Newly-launched NGO Elevator Ground has been working to bring dignity to young girls from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town by distributing sanitary towels to

Calls for Sahuc to be disbanded intensifies

Calls for the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) to be disbanded has intensified following a discussion hosted by the Commission for Cultural,

Festive Family Feud: Mental health for the festive season

When the festive season rolls around there is always room for dessert, sleeping later over the weekends … and perhaps a few snide remarks

Does politics have an influence on science?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists and researchers have bumped heads over their medical and scientific views on the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. However,

Explainer: Omicron variant & its symptoms

South Africa’s last few months saw Covid-19 cases move out of the danger zone, except for the Gauteng province which remains the epicentre of

Omicron variant: What we know

Now that a new variant of Covid-19 has been detected in South Africa, scientists and researchers are tasked with understanding how the latest variant

Travel bans imposed on SA is unjustified – DIRCO

President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed several countries’ rushed decision to impose travel bans on South Africa after scientists announced that a new Covid-19 variant

High Cost of PCR Tests Affects SA’s Covid Management

Covid PCR testing is being scrutinised. This after South Africa’s competition authority is ridiculing the price of Covid PCR testing, which they say has

Wits Surgical Skills Lab Aims to Breach Gap in Specialised Medical Careers

Wits University has officially launched its Surgical Skills Lab which hopes to breach the gap of South Africa’s critical shortage of expert medical specialists,

Bone Marrow Registry Celebrates 30 Years

The bone marrow registry celebrates its 30-year anniversary in September. It aims to use this as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance

Could Rooibos Save Your Sinuses?

Attention all nasal allergy sufferers! Rooibos could be your saviour. Researchers at the Univesity of Cape Town’s (UCT) Lung Institute are looking for evidence

Outrage at Possible Mandatory Covid-19 Jab

South Africa must be careful of enforcing documentation that restricts people’s movement and access to services. Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesperson,

Impact of Stress on Chronic Illnesses

The relationship between stress and inflammation has been studied rigorously in the past decade, with researchers finding evidence that there is a link leading

Are Mosquitoes Deadly?

The mosquito is believed to be one of the most deadly animals on the planet. According to the US Centre for Disease Control and

Covid-19: Is Your Immune System Better than the Vaccine?

Scientists have found that people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, but who have survived the infection, have a stronger shield against the

VIDEO Grants Allocation for Covid-19 – Minister’s Briefing

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu briefs the public on the social relief measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. This as President Cyril Ramaphosa

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A personality disorder affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. In a person with narcissistic personality disorder, a high sense of self-importance canmask

Bosses Cannot Compel Workers to Take Covid-19 Vaccine

If your employer has threatened you with retrenchment for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has urged

SA Cricket Solidarity for BLM Takes a Knock

It remains to be seen whether South African wicket keeper Quinton de Kock will remain part of the T20 World Cup squad. This after

Western Cape Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Placed Under Administration

South African Rugby Union (SARU) has placed the Western Cape Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) under administration. Being backed into a corner, SARU was left

Does Broos have the Magic that Bafana Bafana has been Missing?

South Africa’s national soccer team has had a long history of inconsistency, poor management, and low morale. This has clearly affected Bafana Bafana’s world

Critical Rassie Erasmus vs World Rugby

Submissions are due this week in the battle between World Rugby and South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus. It comes after Erasmus released

Unearthing South Africa’s Poor Sporting Performance

Did the Tokyo Olympic Games reveal the gaps in South Africa’s national teams? The 2020 Olympic Games saw South Africa’s most diverse athletes take

Tribute: Armien Brink (1967 – 2021)

Armien Brink, long-time community worker and an active member of sporting circles passed away on 11 August 2021. A member of the Collegians Rugby

Western Rugby Refs Bias Exposed?

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has garnered quite the attention, following a ‘leaked’ video of him exposing the alleged bias in the first Test between

Cassiem Bros – Coaching Olympic Standard Athletes

Hockey sensations Dayaan and Mustapha Cassiem have done SA proud, performing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bruce Jacobs is the head hockey coach at

Boxing: Punching All Those Bad Thoughts Away

Keeping fit, healthy and happy through the sport of boxing. This intense cardio sport can increase your happy hormones, help you lose weight and

Football legend Diego Maradona passes at age 60

Football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60. He recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain

WATCH: Jon Rahm skips ball over pond into hole-in-one

Spanish golfer, Jon Rahm bagged a hole-in-one at Augusta National for a second day in a row. On the first day, there were no

Calls for blind football to be one of UCT’s official sporting codes

In a bid to strengthen inclusion in society and sports, the ParaSportsClub at UCT has their eye set on having blind football as an

Assisting Community Sports Clubs at No Cost

The Sports Desk team invited Millenium Fundraising into the studio to discuss their initiative. Millennium Fundraising is a community-based company aimed at assisting community

Nizaam Carr Back on Home Soil

After focusing on his trade in the UK, Nizaam Carr is back on home soil! He talks about his humble beginnings, greatest achievements and

Springbok Head Physio | Rene Naylor

The Radio 786 Sports Desk welcomes Springbok head Physio, Rene Naylor to the studio. She discussed the dynamics of often being the only women

SA Sports Needs Fundamental Shifts for Real Transformation.

Sports science lecturer at Stellenbosch University Dr Francois Cleophas speaks to Radio 786.

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