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Omar Barghouti in CT

Capetonians will be have a chance to engage with well known Palestinian human rights activist and author, Omar Barghouti, when he arrives in South Africa between the 4th and 8th of July. Barghouti is one of the founding members of the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel movement.[…]

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Travelling halal

A new website for Muslim travelers which includes a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides launched this week in a bid to capitalize on the growing number of Islamic tourists. Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site, which is called HalalTrip.com, offers a wide range of features for tourists[…]

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Kiddies Ramadan Project kicks off

With the sole focus on keeping the station’s younger audience occupied throughout the month ahead, VOC has once again launched its annual Kiddies Ramadan Clubhouse Project for the year 1435. In line with the stations goal of marking its 20th Ramadan with fresh and innovative ideas, this year’s project will[…]

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Support Muslim ‘touch’ players

Nine Muslim players are poised to be part of the national team taking part in the Touch Rugby World Cup 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Teams from around the globe will make their way to Coffs Harbour for the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup taking place from[…]

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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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