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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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MJC marks Heritage Day at Kramat

“There has been a systematic degree of usurping the rights of the Muslims in the area of the Kramat Faure.” This is according to local researcher Nazeem Braaf, who addressed the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) continued attempts to have the iconic piece of land declared a Muslim Heritage Site. The[…]

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Tana Baru Trust to hold open day

The Tana Baru Trust will mark National Heritage Day by hosting an open day at one of Cape Town’s most iconic Islamic landmarks. They will be providing free guided tours to the Tana Baru cemetery, with the hope of educating the community to its historical significance. Situated at the top[…]

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Kenfac hosts anti crime meeting

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) in association with the Kensington Factreton Ratepayers and Residents Association (KFRRA) has urged the public to engage in peace building through an interactive discussion on International Peace Day on Sunday, 21 September 2014. The discussion revolves around the violence that is taking place[…]

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Gender activist Shamima Shaikh remembered

The Muslim Youth Movement’s Gender Desk will commemorate the life of the late Shamima Shaikh,  South Africa’s most prominent Muslim gender rights’ activists.  As a proponent for gender justice within the South African Muslim community, Shaikh championed the causes of women’s access and inclusion in sacred spaces, a just Muslim[…]

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Belhar primary school raises R28 000 for Water Project

A group of grade 7 students at the Belhar Islamic Primary School have taken it upon themselves to mobilize their fellow classmates, in raising funds towards VOC’s Gaza Water Project. The monies were raised through various initiatives at the school over the past few weeks, before being handed over on[…]

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Al Quds delegation visits Palestinian museum

A delegation from the Al-Quds Foundation International on Tuesday visited the Palestine Museum in Cape Town where they handed over precious artifacts to the Kaaf Trust to be displayed in the museum. Historian and delegation member Dr Saud Abu Mahfuz said an institution such as the Palestine Museum, although not[…]

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