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Eid prayers at local masajid

Following a flood of queries to the radio station, VOC has published a list of masajid in the Western Cape performing Eid Salah and with availability for ladies: Al Azhar Masjid – Saturday – No – 7:30am Mountview Masjied – Saturday – yes – 07:00 KalkBay – Saturday – yes[…]

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Awqaf raises 500k in pledge-line

The annual Awqaf South Africa haj fund raised R500 000 and counting following a pledge-line which took place on Wednesday evening. Awqaf SA CEO Zeinoul Cajee said that they are surprised at the amount of calls, smses and emails that are still pouring in. “People from all over the country[…]

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VOC shifts gears to haj

As Muslims around the world mark the month of Dhul Hijjah, one of the most sacred months of the Islamic year, all roads lead to the holy cities in the Saudi Kingdom for the annual haj pilgrimage on Thursday. Millions of pilgrims will don the ihram on the eighth day[…]

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VOC and CL collaborate for Bursary Fund

Under a new collaboration between VOC and Crescent Lifestyle (CL), subscribers to the popular Islamic notification based platform will now be able to allocate a portion of their monthly fees towards the VOC Bursary Fund. The partnership is seen as an exciting new venture, aimed at enhancing the impact of[…]

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Positive start to Cycling for Charity

The Cycling for Charity campaign 2014 kicked off on a positive note this past Sunday, with Auric Auto’s sales executive, Shiraaz Mia, describing the first ride as “easy and enjoyable”. He was joined by a group of four other cyclists, including two regular cycling partners and a representative of VOC.[…]

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CT walks for Palestinian freedom

With mild cool weather on Sunday, organisers of the Walk For Freedom in solidarity with the people of Palestine say it was a complete success. More than a thousand people took part in the event, aimed at raising funds for projects to aid the inhabitants of the battered Palestinian territories, one of which[…]

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Manuel to deliver Imam Haron lecture

Former minister Trevor Manuel will deliver the 7th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture on Monday evening. The commemorative lecture follows the anniversary of Imam Haron’s death in police detention on 27 September 1969. The memorial lecture is organised by the Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust (IAHET) and will take place[…]

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Cressy celebrates heritage status

The iconic “Forum”, the school hall at the centre of the Harold Cressy High School building was filled to the brim on Wednesday, as educators, alumni, activists and learners gathered to celebrate the schools status as a provincial heritage site. The school received a heritage plaque on National Heritage Day,[…]

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IUC to commemorate Imam Haron

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) will commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of anti-Apartheid struggle icon, Imam Abdullah Haron, by hosting a special programme in his honor on Saturday afternoon. Considered one of the most prominent scholars of his day, Haron was well-known for his strong opposition to the[…]

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‘Cycling for Charity’ campaign to launch

Continuing in the same vein as last year’s hugely successful Charity in Motion campaign, Auric Auto has once again recommitted itself to raising funds towards the VOC bursary fund. However, the popular campaign will be run under a new banner this year, titled ‘Cycling for Charity’. The rechristened initiative will[…]

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