Activists bring awareness to the plight of the Rohingya

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) is delighted to host Rohingya activists Nay San Lwin and UK-based documentary filmmaker Shafiur Rahman as part of the South African Rohingya Events Week from 1 – 7 May 2018.

The speakers are guests of Protect the Rohingya — an awareness group which began in July 2012 with the aim of creating awareness on the plight of the Rohingya. The activists will be addressing events in Johannesburg from 1-4 May, Durban 5 May and Cape Town 6-7 May.

Events for the Cape Town leg of the tour include:

Sunday, 06 May 2018

14h00 to 16h00 Screening of Documentary Tula Toli and an interactive session at the Spice Mecca Ramadan Expo 2018

Monday, 07 May 2018

09h00 Media Conference – MJC Conference Room, 20 Cashel Ave, Athlone

13h00 Amnesty International Programme – UCT

19h00 Public Meeting at the Darul Islam Mosque, Corner of Gonubie and Pluto Roads, Surrey Estate


About the activists:

Shafiur Rahman

Over a period of 15 months, Bangladeshi-born filmmaker, Shafiur Rahman, has documented the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. His film on Tula Toli was the first to expose pre-planning on the part of the Myanmar Army. Trafficking of Rohingya women and children and the difficulties faced by newly arrived Rohingya women are two of his other ongoing documentary projects.

Nay San Lwin

A proud Rohingya, outspoken international activist and writer from @Rohingyablogger. He has been on every major international news network and has addressed various conferences on the Rohingya issue.


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For more information:

Contact Moulana Shuaib Appelby on 021 684 4600 or assistance with media interviews, Mishka Daries on 021 684 4636 or