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Muslim women mobilize for Gaza Water Project

The group of young Muslim women called the AnNur Sisterhood have mobilized to assist the people of Palestine in the development of a new water well. VOC, the Muslim Judicial Council and the Al Quds Foundation launched the project collectively to provide clean, drinkable water to the thousands of Palestinians[…]

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Al Quds delegation set to visit Cape Town

A delegation of five senior representatives and trustees of the al-Quds International Foundation are set to jet into South Africa on Friday, to participate in a host of public programs across the country. The delegation, who will be visiting from the foundations head offices in Beirut, Lebanon, will be in[…]

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Strangers Tour in SA

Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) are set to host a three day comedy tour from the 26th-28th September, in a bid to raise funds for the groups numerous projects across the Middle East. The event, titled ‘The Strangers Tour’, will feature renowned Islamic comedians Baba Ali and Boonaa Mohamed, as[…]

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Palestine kefiyyeh’s on sale for Gaza Water Project

The traditional Palestine kefiyyehs have been difficult to find in Cape Town, amid a huge demand over the past two months during the recent Israeli military bombardment of Gaza. The black and white scarves is the most popular symbol of solidarity with the Palestinian people and is worn by activists[…]

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Al Azhar raises R11 500 for Gaza Water Project

The students of the Al Azhar primary school have taken it upon themselves to assist the men, women and children affected by Israel’s brutal campaign in Gaza, by personally raising funds towards VOC’s own Gaza Water Project. Through a massive fundraising campaign at the school over the past two weeks,[…]

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Huge boost to Gaza Water Project

UPDATE: VOC staff were elated on Wednesday when they learnt that an anonymous donor had contributed a stellar R120 000 to the Gaza Water Project.  It’s been the largest single amount donated to the humanitarian initiative to date.  The project is currently standing on R370 000 since  its launch during[…]

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Dr Mads Gilbert to visit SA

South Africans who were moved by Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert’s harrowing account of the humanitarian situation in Gaza will have an opportunity to hear him first-hand when he visits the country next week. Dr Gilbert, who was based at Al-Shifa hospital over the past month, made global headlines when he[…]

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Husami raises R120 k for Gaza

Within two weeks since its launch, the Husami masjid in Cravenby has raised a whopping R120 000 for the Gaza Water Project. VOC in partnership with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and the Al Quds Foundation launched the humanitarian initiative last month to raise much needed funds for the war[…]

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VOC listeners hail Ramadan programmes

It may have been an extremely challenging month for VOC staff, but the community’s support made it all worth it. So says VOC programming manager Mishka Daries, after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback on the station’s Ramadan programming. VOC has been inundated with positive messages, with many saying the programming changes[…]

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Kids Ramadan project ends

VOC’s annual Kiddies Ramadan Project handing over ceremony saw a full house at Garlendale Madressa complex on Saturday. Parents and grandparents accompanied their children to the event, who were handed certificates for completing the project list. All were warmly welcomed by VOC presenter Ayesha Laatoe. Children and Parents alike were[…]

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