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VOC honours cancer survivors

Following the success of a public awareness programme at Masjidul Quds on Tuesday, VOC took its Pink Hijab Day campaign one step further with a Cancer Survivor’s Breakfast. The social event brought together women from all ages to honour cancer survivors and aimed to break the stigma of oppression against[…]

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PHD event draws bigger crowd

Waves of pink were seen across Masjidul Quds in Gatesville today as thousands of ladies came through adorning pink hijab to show solidarity to Voice of the Cape pink hijab drive programme. The event was a huge success as an enthusiastic crowd absorbed the atmosphere that aimed to inspire and[…]

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High standard of recitation at IQRA competition

Organisers have praised the high standard of competition seen this past weekend at the 10th edition of the International Quran Recital Awards (IQRA) competition, with 72 male and female contestants from seven nationalities having battled it out for top honours. Hosted by the South African Qur’aan Union (SAQU) at the[…]

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WC student wins full Quran category at SANQC

The Western Cape scored big at the 10th South African National Quran Memorization Competition (SANQC) this past weekend, as local hafith student Muhammed Sheikh took home top honours in the full Quran category. Sheikh, presenter of VOC’s Born to Serve programme, beat out a tough field of fellow hufaath in[…]

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VOC Winter drive brings warmth to kids

VOC in association with Muslim Hands and Makro put warmth into the hearts and lives of the learners at Stephen Road Primary School in Lotus River on Wednesday, as part of the VOC Winter Drive. The campaign was spurred by VOC producer Quanita Kamaar after the 2015 VOC Stationery Drive,[…]

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16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan a success

Coordinators of VOC’s flagship Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) Ramadaan outreach programme have hailed the success of the campaign’s 16th edition, after the project came to conclusion this past weekend. Organisers estimate that some 3000 Muslims were fed over the three week campaign. Each year community members come out in their[…]

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VOC wraps up Twitter blanket drive

Within just two weeks, VOC through the support of its listeners, managed to collect over 100 blankets for impoverished communities as part of the national Twitter Blanket Drive 2015. The charity outreach project drew to a close on Thursday night at the Fire & Ice Hotel. The campaign is aimed[…]

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Organisers keen to build on ‘incident free’ fest

Whilst the official attendance figures are still being tallied, organisers of this year’s VOC Festival believe the event was a massive success. The festival, which concluded on Sunday, saw the local community come out in their numbers to enjoy a range of entertainment, sporting tournaments, food stalls, and shopping. Festival[…]

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Nasheed builds confidence amongst youth

Cape Town’s top-notch nasheed talent was on display at the City Hall on Saturday at Discover Islam’s annual nasheed competition. The competition involved two categories with primary schools competing against each other and a separate division with high schools competing against one another. The girl’s category winners: Schotsche Kloof Primary[…]

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