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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Venue for relics exhibition changed

The International Sacred Trusts Exhibition has been moved to Gatesville masjid, following objections that the original venue was non-compliant. The exhibition features the priceless relics of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), dating back 1,440 years. It was meant to be held at the Palestine Human Rights Centre in Woodstock. The Exhibition’s[…]

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Entries open for Neighbourhood Watch Awards

The City of Cape Town has opened the nominations process for the annual Neighbourhood Watch Awards. Now in its second year, the Neighbourhood Watch Awards celebrates and acknowledges the achievements and contributions of individuals and groups who help build safer communities in Cape Town. The nomination process will close on[…]

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