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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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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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