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Profile of Shaykh Kamaal Khatib

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Shaykh Kamal Khatib was born on the 25 August 1952 in Jelil, a small village in the north of Occupied Palestine.  He hails from a humble family of farm workers & construction workers. He attended primary school in the village of Al-Azhar, and proceeded to secondary schooling at the Tara Santa College, a multi-religious college in Nazareth.  He proceeded to University in Cairo, Egypt and completed his tertiary education at the University of Hebron, where he graduated in Shariah Studies. His early political awareness was influenced by events that occurred early in his student days:  In Nazareth in 1976, at an event called Earth Day,

Shafiq Morton

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Shafiq Morton is a well-known photo-journalist wit thirty years experience. He was one of the pioneering forces behind the creation of the community radio station, Voice of the Cape, where he is currently a presenter of the late afternoon DriveTime Show. He is the author of “Notebooks from Makkah and Madinah” – a devotional travelogue, and “Welcome to Israel”. He has edited a surfing magazine, has travelled extensively, has free-lanced as a photographer and has served as a South African correspondent for Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s English daily. He has covered stories such as the apartheid state of emergency, Namibia’s independence process, the release of Nelson Mandela, the 1994 elections, PAGAD and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

On his various travels he has reported on, amongst others, life in Palestine, the United Nations in New York, the famine in Niger, the taking of humanitarian aid to war-torn Lebanon, the Lockerbie incident from Libya, the Topkapi Palace in Turkey, the religious sites of Jordan and the Hajj. In 2004 he was presented The Friends of al-Aqsa Award for his contribution towards awareness of Palestine through his on air series, Letters from Palestine.

Ebrahim Patel

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Mr. Ebrahim Patel is the Minister of Economic Development of South Africa. He was awarded a special medal by UCT in 2008 at the June graduation ceremony, in recognition of his public service. He also received the Global Leaders of Tomorrow award from the Davos-based Global Economic Forum in 1994.

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Hashim Amla

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Hashim Amla is the first South African of Indian descent to reach the national squad. His requests to have logos promoting alcohol removed from his playing gear have been successful. His elevation to the South Africa side was a poorly kept secret after he reeled off four centuries in his first eight innings of the 2004-05 season, after being appointed captain of the Dolphins (formerly Natal) at the tender age of 21.




Professor Moosa Ebrahim

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Ebrahim E.I. Moosa is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies. His interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought with a special focus on Islamic law, history, ethics and theology. Dr Moosa is the author of Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination, winner of the American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006) and editor of the last manuscript of the late Professor Fazlur Rahman, Revival and Reform in Islam: A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism. He was named Carnegie Scholar in 2005 to pursue research on the madrasas, Islamic seminaries of South Asia. Born in South Africa, Dr. Moosa earned

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