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Million Rand Challenge wraps

VOC’s Sports Hub presenter Irafaan Abrahams will announce how much money his London Marathon Million Rand challenge has raised this year tonight. The Million Rand Challenge is an annual project in which the Rocklands High school teacher collects money for needy schools, by running a major marathon.  ‘Vinnige Fanie’ took[…]

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Pre-Ramadan clinics effective

A series of four pre-Ramadan health clinics held at four masajid in Cape Town over the past month was a major success. The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) in collaboration with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and Eli Lilly SA, focused on the issue of diabetes, and how patients could educate[…]

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Join Global Da’wah Day

With Global Da’wah Day earmarked for Saturday 5 July 2014, only one religion prevails: Islam. Participants from the Global Dawah Movement from six continents will take part. It is an initiative which portrays the da’wah activities of major da’wah organizations around the world.In South Africa, the campaign will be disseminated[…]

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CT qaris "honoured"

Still on a high from his win at the 9th Annual Quran Memorisation Competition, hafith Adeeb Harneker struggles to find words to express his emotion. The Capetonian qari took top honours as best reciter of the full Quran category on Saturday at the Nizamiye masjid in Midrand. Speaking to VOC[…]

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'Education needed on marriage officers'

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan plans to travel around the country addressing communities on the significance of Muslim marriage officers under South African law. Chohan was in Salt River on Monday night, delivering a talk at Daroel Ielm on the implications of imams working as marriage officers.  The[…]

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Britons to fast 19 hours

Muslims in Britain will fast for 19 hours a day during the holy month of Ramadan which is considered the most difficult one in years as this year it falls during the summer. Muslims will therefore only have five hours between iftar (the breaking fast meal at sunset) and suhur[…]

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2 qari winners from CT

Cape Town has again proven that when it comes to the recitation of the Quran, we have a pool of local talent. Two of the winners of 9th National Quraan Memorisation Competition held at Nizameye Masjid in Midrand on Saturday come from the Mother City. Adeeb Harneker took first place[…]

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BK monitoring liquor businesses

The Bo-Kaap Civic Association are currently keeping tabs on three new liquor applications from businesses outlets in the area, should the need arise for the applications to be contested. The association has been facing an ongoing battle with businesses and liquor outlets, following the awarding of a licence to a[…]

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Pagad visit Tafelsig

Residents in Freedom Park in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain are fed-up with gang and drug related violence claiming the lives of young people. In the latest round of violence, 16 year old Annestley Hartnick was shot multiple times in front of his home over the weekend. Following the death of the[…]

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D6WC focused on 'true restitution'

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) is determined to enter the second round of the restitution process with the aim of rectifying the mistakes of its predecessors, and bringing about “true restitution”. So says committee chairperson Shahied Ajam, while discussing the current situation of the restitution process in District Six.[…]

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