Voice of the Cape


New book on GOTG to launch

The official Cape Town launch of a new book detailing the work of South African humanitarian agency Gift of the Givers will take place on Tuesday 28th October. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only[…]

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Sheikh Ninowy to host Shama’il seminar

Renowned Syrian born scholar, Sheikh Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, will be hosting a unique seminar as part of the Madina Institute this coming Saturday. The seminar will center around the Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi, and will seek to enlighten the community about the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).[…]

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VOC festival postponed

After much deliberation, organizers have announced that this year’s edition of the the annual VOC Summer Festival will be postponed until early 2015. The news comes as the station has been inundated with calls from regular festival goers and potential stall holders, as to when the event would be launched.[…]

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Pink Hijab Day today

Tuesday 28th October marks VOC’s annual Pink Hijab Day campaign, an initiative run for the past six years. Pink Hijab Day aims to mobilize women into donning pink scarves in a show of solidarity with those who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. It also seeks to challenge the[…]

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Sahabah conference in SA

Seeking to enlighten the local Muslim community about the pivotal role played by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the United Muslim Movement of Africa are to host a Sahabah Conference in Pretoria on Saturday. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast live on VOC after Esha. Describing the[…]

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VOC hosts 20th year banquet

As part of its celebrations to mark the 20th year of broadcasting, VOC will host a lavish fundraising banquet on 1st November. The event will take place at the Old Mutual Campus Court Yard on the 1st November 2014. Twenty years is a milestone for the community radio station that[…]

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Second leg for VOC cyclists

The cyclists in the Cycling for Charity Campaign will continue the second leg of their journey this Sunday with another 50km race. The VOC initiative will see cyclists of the community coming together to cycle 50km every week for nine consecutive weeks with a goal of completing 500km to raise[…]

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UUCSA: What’s in a name?

Scholars from the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA) will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday night, to dissect the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘hijacking’ of the organizations name. The discussion will be broadcast live on Radio Islam and simulcast on VOC and Channel Islam International. The[…]

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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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