Voice of the Cape

February2014

Haj and umrah dissected

The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) needs to reassess its current regulatory system or disband. This was the call made by role-players in the haj and umrah industry at the World Hajj and Umrah Organisers Initiative Forum held at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town at the weekend.[…]

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Hajj volunteers needed

Applications are open for the South African Haj and Umrah Council’s (Sahuc) haj and medical mission for Haj 1435. Sahuc annually deploys volunteers from the Muslim community to provide services to hujjaj during the haj period. The haj regulatory body said interested applicants need to comply with a strict list[…]

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HW holds public meeting

Local haj advocacy group Hajj Watch has called on the community to attend a public meeting aimed at educating hujjaj and mu’tamireen about their rights in the haj and umrah industry. The meeting will be held on Friday 7 February at the Taronga Road masjid in Rondebosch East at 8pm.[…]

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Unhalal SMS a hoax

A number of popular local restaurant outlets, owned by Pakistani nationals, have fallen victim to a hoax text message circulating information regarding their halal status. VOC News was asked to investigate claims of an “unhalal meat” supply from Zimbabwe to these eateries. The sms reads: “Assalam. Pakistani guys bringing in[…]

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Munadia Karaan Tribute

IN the early hours of Saturday, 1 February, community icon Munadia Karaan passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 47. Former news editor, webmaster, presenter and programme manager at Voice of the Cape, she was a larger-than-life personality. She was always much more than the[…]

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