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VOC launches 8th MAD campaign

Not satisfied with the estimated R80 000 worth of hampers and vouchers given away during Ramadan 2013, organisers of the Pick ‘n Pay Make a Difference (MAD) campaign have set the goal of assisting 1000 families during the 8th edition of the popular campaign.Following its launch live on VOC, listeners[…]

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VOC welcomes Ramadan in Macassar

The first day of Ramadan started off on a high note in Macassar on Sunday, where the first leg of the 2014 Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach project kicked off. 200 people attending the mass iftar at Masjid us-Sabireen and expressed their gratitiutde and appreciation for the efforts by VOC and[…]

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VOC staff celebrate hard work

VOC celebrated their one year anniversary in style with a pre-Ramadan thikr and dinner at the elegant Chateux da Baroness at Baron’s Estate. On arrival, guests were welcomed by chandeliers and leather interior embellished with crystals, pinks and metallic décor fit for French royalty, where they were served a three[…]

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VOC launches 15th AWS

In the midst of intense planning for Ramadan, VOC management and staff took some time out to relax and unwind on Thursday evening, in celebrating one year since the station moved to its own independent frequency 91.3 FM. The milestone was marked with a dinner and thikr at the Barron’s[…]

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VOC Day in the Park

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Unhalal SMS a hoax

A number of popular local restaurant outlets, owned by Pakistani nationals, have fallen victim to a hoax text message circulating information regarding their halal status. VOC News was asked to investigate claims of an “unhalal meat” supply from Zimbabwe to these eateries. The sms reads: “Assalam. Pakistani guys bringing in[…]

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Halal fun on NYE

Masjid al-Munowar in Retreat will be hosting its 5th annual summer festival, to be held at the mosque on New Year’s Eve. The event, which starts after Maghrib, is being held in collaboration with the Dar al-Mahamid institute. The New Year’s Eve event will follow the theme of “Halal Fun”,[…]

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Halal reindeer on sale

Norway’s first-ever halal reindeer meat will soon make it to the dinner tables of Muslims across Norway and places as distant as Dubai. Vilteksperten, a slaughterhouse that specialises in game meat, has slaughtered 105 reindeer according to Muslim law, in cooperation with the Islamic Council of Norway. “It’s the tastiest[…]

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Meat labels safer

Meat retailers, manufacturers and consumers must get to grips with new regulations around product labelling, according to a Stellenbosch University researcher. Scientists at the university exposed the illegal labelling of processed meat products earlier this year, compelling government to look at new meat labelling legislations, which come into effect next[…]

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Meat labelling laws strict

When word broke in Europe that beef has been disguised as horse meat, many other parts of the world was in frenzy about how this would affect them. Not only was it worrying to the general population but also to the many different religions especially those who have different religious[…]

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