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VOC Fest showcases young talent

Junior level soccer took centre stage at the VOC Festival on Saturday afternoon, as teams from the under 8 and under 10 age groups battled it out for top honours. The two teams featured this year were Santos and Thornhill United FC, who brought both A and B sides to[…]

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Crowd soars on Saturday night

With Saturday’s evening’s events traditionally the biggest draw-card at the VOC Festival, it was no surprise that despite the autumn bite in the air, thousands of festival-goers would pack the Vygieskraal stadium. More than 10 000 people streamed into the gates on Saturday night, with a sizeable crowd flocking to[…]

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Why everyday is Mother’s Day

The following is the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM), on Friday the 8th May ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday. In order to show appreciation to Mothers for their invaluable contributions, contemporary societies have introduced “Mother’s Day”, which will be[…]

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Good turnout at 2nd night of VOC fest

Over 5000 festival-goers made their way to the second night of the 2015 VOC Festival on Friday evening, as the event got off to a colourful start with a spectacular fireworks display. After 8pm, food vendors got busy as more and more festival-goers started streaming into the event for supper.[…]

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Santos take on tough ulema in soccer match

While some were out of practise and others a bit heavier than before, spirits were still high as several ex-professionals and members of the local ulema rolled back the years on Friday, squaring off in a captivating and exciting game of football at the 2015 VOC Festival. The two sides,[…]

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Youth being lured to ‘dark web’

With criminals and radical group’s making great strides via the web, there is a drastic need for South Africa to up its focus on cyber security, according to a cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism expert. The issue has made its way to the fore after government this week confirmed a second case[…]

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Report Sassa scammers

Grant recipients have again been warned not to divulge their personal or Sassa account details, after reports of a scam artist attempting to coax elderly beneficiaries into giving up their I.D and Sassa card numbers. The individual, operating under the alias Shamielah Booysen, has allegedly been contacting recipients in the[…]

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VOC opens festival with a bang

Despite a chill in the air, the spirit on the opening night of the 2015 VOC Festival was warm and inviting, as VOC staff looked to welcome back festival-goers after a break last year. An electric vibe, like never before, this year the VOC Festival opened with song, dance and[…]

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MJC to unveil new leadership academy

The work of distinguished scholar Shaykh Abu’l Hasan Ali al Nadwi will be the focus of a symposium on contemporary Islamic thought on Saturday. The symposium comes ahead of the launch of the Shaykh Abu’l Hasan Ali al Nadwi Academy for Leadership Training in association with the Muslim Judicial Council[…]

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Malick elected onto MJC board

As the first point of call to the senior ranks of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Nabeweya Malick always has a warm, genuine smile and keeps a cool, calm head at the most tumultous of times. She has an immensely challenging job, but one which she does with pride and[…]

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