Voice of the Cape

June2014

Ramadan umrah figures down

While there has been a persistent flow of umrah pilgrims to the Saudi Kingdom over the past year, the South African Travel Haj Association (Sathoa) reports that pilgrim numbers at the start of Ramadan are in fact low.  Speaking to VOC News shortly after returning from the Kingdom, Sathoa chairperson[…]

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VOC launches 8th MAD campaign

Not satisfied with the estimated R80 000 worth of hampers and vouchers given away during Ramadan 2013, organisers of the Pick ‘n Pay Make a Difference (MAD) campaign have set the goal of assisting 1000 families during the 8th edition of the popular campaign.Following its launch live on VOC, listeners[…]

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Ceasefire moves to M/berg

The gang infested community of Manenberg will be at the receiving end of yet another Operation Ceasefire conducted by the local Metro Police specialised units. Headed by Mayoral Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, the previous roll-out of this project in Hanover Park received an overwhelming response in[…]

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AWS in Macassar

VOC staff and its structures will trek to Masjid u-Sabireen in Macassar on Sunday, where the first Ahlan wa Sahlan outreach for Ramadan 1435 is being held.  This is the 15th year of the outreach project and is considered an achievement for the station, which also marks its 20th Ramadan on[…]

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School searches not enough

Despite some positive results by Metro Police in trying to eradicate the scourge of violence and drugs in Mitchells Plain high schools, some have been less than optimistic about the initiative. The area’s cluster commander Major General Jeremy Veary has suggested that criminalising bad behaviour amongst students does little to[…]

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VOC welcomes Ramadan in Macassar

The first day of Ramadan started off on a high note in Macassar on Sunday, where the first leg of the 2014 Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach project kicked off. 200 people attending the mass iftar at Masjid us-Sabireen and expressed their gratitiutde and appreciation for the efforts by VOC and[…]

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A giant of our time passes on

A giant of our time passes on…on 7 May we lost one of our era’s most extraordinary personalities. Maulana Shaikh Naazim ‘Adil al-Haqqani – the 40th in a line of Naqshbandi Shaikhs from Sayyidina Abu Bakr (ra) and the Prophet (SAW) – passed away in his 92nd year.

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Long fasting worries UK Muslims

Preparing for fasting the holy month of Ramadan, UK Islamic organizations and medics have issued warning ahead of Ramadan, as Muslims gear up for 19 hour fasting during the holy month. “In 2014, the fasting hours for Ramadan will be some 19 hours long. With some five hours only available[…]

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'Dedicate Ramadan to Syria'

South Africans must mobilize themselves to expand the relief effort in war ravaged Syria. That was the impassioned appeal by Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels on Saturday, upon his arrival at Cape Town International airport on Saturday following a week long humanitarian trip to Turkey. Gabriels, Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams, and Adiel Fredericks[…]

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Pagad to meet in Tafelsig

The Freedom Park community in Tafelsig, will meet once again on Sunday 29 June to march to the homes of gangsters and drug dealers.  This decision was taken by the community at a mass meeting on Thursday 26 June, at the Freedom Park Community Centre in Tafelsig.  The People Against[…]

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