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Ayesha Laatoe

The 10am Express | Mon – Thurs | 10:00 – 12:00   &   Friday Naseegah | Fri | 10:00 – 11:30 What was you best on air moment?  Coming in to studio one night to confront the person who “stalked” me. I handled it great! Where did you go to school/ study?  I[…]

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Fresh changes for Ramadan

With Ramadan traditionally a peak listening period for Muslim broadcasters, VOC is set to undergo a few shifts in programming during the month and a number of new shows will be introduced. Much of the stations regular programming will continue to run under revised and shortened times, so as to[…]

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Million Rand Challenge wraps

VOC’s Sports Hub presenter Irafaan Abrahams will announce how much money his London Marathon Million Rand challenge has raised this year tonight. The Million Rand Challenge is an annual project in which the Rocklands High school teacher collects money for needy schools, by running a major marathon.  ‘Vinnige Fanie’ took[…]

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Pre-Ramadan clinics effective

A series of four pre-Ramadan health clinics held at four masajid in Cape Town over the past month was a major success. The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) in collaboration with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and Eli Lilly SA, focused on the issue of diabetes, and how patients could educate[…]

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Join Global Da’wah Day

With Global Da’wah Day earmarked for Saturday 5 July 2014, only one religion prevails: Islam. Participants from the Global Dawah Movement from six continents will take part. It is an initiative which portrays the da’wah activities of major da’wah organizations around the world.In South Africa, the campaign will be disseminated[…]

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CT qaris "honoured"

Still on a high from his win at the 9th Annual Quran Memorisation Competition, hafith Adeeb Harneker struggles to find words to express his emotion. The Capetonian qari took top honours as best reciter of the full Quran category on Saturday at the Nizamiye masjid in Midrand. Speaking to VOC[…]

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'Education needed on marriage officers'

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan plans to travel around the country addressing communities on the significance of Muslim marriage officers under South African law. Chohan was in Salt River on Monday night, delivering a talk at Daroel Ielm on the implications of imams working as marriage officers.  The[…]

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Britons to fast 19 hours

Muslims in Britain will fast for 19 hours a day during the holy month of Ramadan which is considered the most difficult one in years as this year it falls during the summer. Muslims will therefore only have five hours between iftar (the breaking fast meal at sunset) and suhur[…]

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