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Eid moon-sighting on Sunday

With Muslims in the final phase of Ramadan, VOC now prepares for the annual moon sighting on Sunday 27th July at Three Anchor Bay. VOC is the official broadcaster, after having received a special events license to broadcast from the iconic viewing point in Sea Point. Hundreds of Capetonians will[…]

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20 nationwide protests for Gaza

Friday will see the start  of over 20 nationwide Palestine protests against Israeli attacks on Gaza.  Various civil society organizations, political groups, human rights organizations, trade unions and other South African organizations will be hosting over 20 major protest actions, rallies and events within the next seven days, in all[…]

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Africa 2 Aid convoy launched

Following the resounding success of the Africa 1 Aid convoy in 2011, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and Al Quds Foundation have announced the launch of a follow up initiative. The Africa 2 Aid convoy will see the collection of much needed aid to those affected by the conflict in[…]

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Heideveld unites through iftar

The community of Heideveld have been hosting a mass iftar everyday during the month of Ramdan to cater for Muslim families in the area who do not have any food to break their fast. A recently established organisation, Heideveld Community Care sets up tables and a kitchen in a open[…]

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Prof Ilan Pappe in SA

South Africa will play host to a distinguished Israeli historian and social activist in the form of Prof. Ilan Pappe who will be conducting a national public tour between the 31st July and 7th August. The tour is being organised by Muslim Views and will include a live debate on[…]

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Gaza’s doctors are heros: Dr Gilbert

A Norwegian doctor currently assisting in the war stricken Gaza Strip has penned a moving letter to the world’s most influential leaders, describing the awful conditions caused by a 17 day Israeli bombardment on the region. Since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began just over two weeks ago, more[…]

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Al Quds Day march on Friday

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) has called on community members to come out in their numbers this Friday, to a march in support of those currently being oppressed in Palestine. The march is being hosted as part of International al-Quds Day, which is held annually on the last Friday of[…]

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MAD enters final round

For its fourth giveaway this month, the Make A Difference (MAD) team headed to Pick ‘n Pay in Vangate Mall on Wednesday. People from the surrounding community flocked to the store as the VOC team hosted the live outside broadcast. VOC and Pick n Pay assisted another 50 less fortunate[…]

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Pahad’s visit ‘not enough’: Palestine lobby

South Africa is not doing enough to intervene in the crisis in the Middle East. So says Martin Jansen of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), commenting on the South African government’s decision to send former minister of foreign affairs Aziz Pahad as an envoy to the besieged region. Pahad is[…]

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