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MJC advisory panel set to be diverse

The launch of an Independent Advisory Panel is an important and significant step towards improved good governance and transparency in the financial affairs of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), but will also contribute to informing strategic planning decisions to improve the contribution and service the ulema provides to the Muslim[…]

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VOC Family Day postponed

In what was meant to be an exciting few days in the build up to the first VOC Family Day, the radio station has announced that the event has been postponed. VOC has been advised that unfavourable weather conditions may be a strong possibility this Saturday. With that in mind,[…]

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MJC ushers “change” with advisory panel

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced the launch of a new Independent Advisory Panel, in what is considered the most progessive move for the ulema body in its 70 year history. MJC president Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks said the panel is one the most significant developments for the ulema body and[…]

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VOC Bursary project launched

After much public interest, VOC has officially opened the applications process for the 2014 Bursary Fund. Every year the station hands out up to R10 000 each to needy students, with the goal of helping them meet the often hefty tuition fees for tertiary institutions. 2014/2015 marks the 9th consecutive[…]

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Authorities conduct oversight visit of Canal Walk

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato on Tuesday visited Canal Walk shopping centre, one of the hardest hit in a recent spate of mall robberies plaguing the Western Cape and Gauteng. Plato and Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member JP Smith met with the centre’s management to discuss the[…]

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Uitsig hosts mass meeting after hacking death

The Uitsig community has called a mass meeting following the vicious hacking to death of a teenager in the area at the weekend. Community worker Denise Simpson told VOC’s Breakfast Beat that she along with colleagues in community police forum spent the evening with the distraught family of the grade[…]

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Clamp down on mosques employing illegal foreigners

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a strong appeal to masajid and other Muslim organizations, to avoid employing foreign nationals who do not have the appropriate work permits or documentation. This comes after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that a meeting would be scheduled between the department[…]

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SA qurrah up against the best in KSA

Nervous but hopeful, three young South African huffath departed for Saudi Arabia on Monday to compete in the King Abdul Aziz International Quran Memorisation Recitation competition. The contest, which will be held on Wednesday, will see 160 participants from more than 55 countries judged on their memorization and pronunciation of[…]

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‘Give land back to our people’, urge Kenfac residents

The Kensington Factreton Residents and Ratepayers Association (KFRRA) are up in arms about Du-Noon residents set to relocate to Kensington and as a last resort, are planning a march to express their frustrations. Although the land belongs to Transnet, the Kensington-Facreton community refuses to allow this group of informal dwellers[…]

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Social media increasingly used for crime info

Social media has become the new go-to outlet for tip-offs, news and warnings on criminal activity across the City of Cape Town. As Capetonians collectively approach the holiday season, crime is set to increase, and residents are becoming more vigilant, especially on social networks. The Institute for Security Studies’ Lizette[…]

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