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Athlone police following ‘leads’

Athlone police cannot verify whether a syndicate of criminals targeting businesses and homes in the area is the work of the notorious ‘crowbar gang’.  Several attacks on the Athlone business district have taken place in the past few weeks, leaving the community in fear. Athlone police spokesperson Captain Zeta Norman[…]

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VOC celebrates 91.3fm

As VOC gears up for its busiest month of the year, the station also takes time out to reflect on an important milestone – the one year anniversary of the 91.3fm frequency.  Thursday 19th June will mark one year since VOC officially went live on the new independent, unshared frequency,[…]

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Menk in KL for Ramadan

Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Ismail Menk, who has gained both local and international acclaim for his post taraweeh lectures, is set to take his hugely popular Tafseer programmes to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Ramadan 2014. It will be the first time Menk has hosted the tafseer programmes outside of Southern[…]

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Ulema departs for Syria

A delegation of humanitarians, from a dual initiative by the Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF) and Muslimaat Li Ajlil in Saniyah (Women in Support of Humanity), departed for Turkey on Wednesday afternoon, to distribute aid to the various refugee camps on the Syrian border. The delegation was headed by Sheikh[…]

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Loonat to sue police

Former Western Cape Community Police Board chairman Hanif Loonat says he feels vindicated, after charges against him was withdrawn in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Loonat is now calling for a full investigation into his “unfair and wrongful arrest” and plans to not only sue the police for damage,[…]

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Qudsieya represents SA

A Salt River teenager is representing a maqaamat (melodious recital of the Holy Quran) at the 56th International Quran Recital Assembly currently taking place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Sixteen year old Qudsieya Allie, a hifz student under Sheikh Abduragmaan Salie of Wynberg, will be the female contestant participating in[…]

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Haram imam to attend Quran finals

The esteemed imam of the Haram in Makkah, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, will be the main guest of honour at the finals of the South African National Quran Competition (SANQC) set to be held this coming weekend in Midrand. Born in Makkah in 1968, Al-Ghamdi was officially appointed as[…]

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Sh Ninowy in CT

Capetonians who aspire to find greater meaning in Ramadan this year will benefit from talks by Syrian-American Islamic scholar and world renowned author Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, who is in the country currently. Sheikh Ninowy, the head of the Madina Institute, is currently spearheading his The Journey from Ritual[…]

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Sports Hub takes prize

VOC has drawn the curtains on its two year old sports programme Sports Live to introduce a brand-new show, now called ‘Sports Hub’.  The show underwent a name change on Friday evening, as VOC sports fans inundated the SMS line with a myriad of name suggestions. In total, VOC received[…]

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SA commemorates '76 uprising

South Africa is set to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprisings amidst ongoing questions about the quality of education in the country.On the eve of Youth Day, a Soweto NGO said that schooling in the area was falling into a state of crisis again.“Our schooling environment[…]

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