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Ramadaan For All a roaring success

The encompassing spirit of Ramadaan was palpable in Mother City over the weekend as thousands of Capetonians attended the Spice Mecca Ramadaan For All Exhibition. This year’s event was a roaring success, with thousands of local making a beeline to the Castle of Good Hope over the three days. Organisers[…]

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Excitement ahead of Kramat Festival

After its cancellation last year due to the drought in the Western Cape, organisers of the annual Kramat Festival in Faure are expecting bumper crowds at the religious site this Easter weekend. The festival is a unique Cape Malay tradition, which has been celebrated for hundreds of years. More than[…]

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Spice Mecca Ramadan for All to celebrate freedom

As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy, the country’s struggle and the fight for freedom and justice will be a strong theme at this year’s Spice Mecca Ramadaan For All exhibition. So said Spice Mecca CEO Shreef Abbas, as he officially launched this year’s event, which will take place[…]

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Ustadh Wahaj Tarin to deliver public talk in Cape Town

Australian motivational speaker Ustadh Wahaj Tarin has touched down in the city for the Cape Town leg of his first South African tour. Ustadh Wahaj will deliver a live talk from Masjidul Furqaan (Islamia) after Esha on Tuesday evening, to be broadcast live on VOC and ITV. Ustadh Wahaj graduated[…]

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Palestinian activist Lema Nazeeh to visit SA

Prominent Palestinian human rights activists Lema Nazeeh will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) from the 1st to 7th of April. Nazeeh, who hails from the West Bank town of Ramallah, is a diplomat at the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has previously worked[…]

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Shafiq Morton pens new book on Tuan Guru

The life of Tuan Guru, one of the South African Muslim community’s most iconic figures, has been re-visited in a  fascinating new book. “From the Spice Islands to Cape Town:  The Life and Times of Tuan Guru”, is written by VOC presenter and journalist Shafiq Morton and brings to fruition[…]

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