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Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

by: Muneeba Davids - 23 September 2016

Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

With France’s burkini ban in the news and the suggestion that Muslim women who wear headscarves are oppressed, we asked four women for their own personal reasons. One woman says “I can wear my headscarf with anything, leather jacket, checked shirt,” while another explains that “it is a commandment from my creator.”

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Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

by: Muneeba Davids - 15 August 2016

Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

Bonga Ngqobane (25) started the first ever cycling club in Khayelitsha, in 2014, Bonga.Org Cycling Academy. In the past three years, Bonga has managed to get 150 young people to take part in their cycling events. “It’s an accomplishment for me because I get young people to follow their passion and believe their dreams can...

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I went from geek to fleek because I was getting laughed at for my looks

by: Muneeba Davids - 11 August 2016

I went from geek to fleek because I was getting laughed at for my looks

I had skew teeth, pimples for Africa, wavy hair, thick eyebrows and wore no make-up. I wore jeans, a black hoodie and no name-brand shoes. And there I was — wanting to fit in with the most fashionable teens who were dressed to impress. On my first day at college, I thought fitting in wouldn’t...

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