VOC News

MFS ad highlights ‘tough decisions’

Doctors Without Borders (MFS) has launched a bold and offbeat new TV advert, detailing the tough decisions faced by medical personnel in conflict hit areas. The advert forms part of MFS’s new #ToughDecisions campaign, in which they look to provide an inside into the daily challenges faced by medics. It[…]

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VOC and CL collaborate for Bursary Fund

Under a new collaboration between VOC and Crescent Lifestyle (CL), subscribers to the popular Islamic notification based platform will now be able to allocate a portion of their monthly fees towards the VOC Bursary Fund. The partnership is seen as an exciting new venture, aimed at enhancing the impact of[…]

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Positive start to Cycling for Charity

The Cycling for Charity campaign 2014 kicked off on a positive note this past Sunday, with Auric Auto’s sales executive, Shiraaz Mia, describing the first ride as “easy and enjoyable”. He was joined by a group of four other cyclists, including two regular cycling partners and a representative of VOC.[…]

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Cosatu supports calls for Pagad clemency

Cosatu in the Western Cape has given its support to anti drug group Pagad and its calls for clemency for its members in prison. The calls were made at an anti crime meeting hosted by Pagad at Portlands Sports Centre in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday. The meeting was part of[…]

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Greenpeace critical of SA nuclear deal

The South African government would be taking the country down a very reckless path should it go through with plans to invest in nuclear power stations, according to Greenpeace Africa. The awareness group has argued that the planned development will be too costly for the country, and may have a[…]

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CT walks for Palestinian freedom

With mild cool weather on Sunday, organisers of the Walk For Freedom in solidarity with the people of Palestine say it was a complete success. More than a thousand people took part in the event, aimed at raising funds for projects to aid the inhabitants of the battered Palestinian territories, one of which[…]

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Flashmobs target Woolies

Set to the tune of popular local artist Euphonic’s ‘Seng Khatele’, groups of pro-Palestinian activists reportedly shut down two separate Johannesburg Woolworths stores during flash mobs Saturday. Volunteers supportive of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement of South Africa staged the flash mobs as part of the National Day of[…]

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Local imam to assist in Masnoenah’s rescue

EXCLUSIVE – The family of Mitchells Plain born Masnoenah Al Taheri are urging the community to assist them in their efforts to get their daughter home. Al Taheri is currently being held captive by her Yemeni native husband in a remote village. For almost eleven years now, Masnoenah has struggled[…]

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Israel guilty of ‘incitement of genocide’: RToP

Following an extraordinary session in Brussels to address Israel’s recent Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) held a press conference on Thursday in which they demanded the international community’s mobilization in helping end the Israeli occupation. Amongst the resolutions from the two day session was[…]

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IRSA calls for support for Qurbani

Having embarked on its annual Qurbani campaign for 2014, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) has reiterated its call for South African Muslims to help sponsor, and donate the gift of meat to some of the poorest and underprivileged communities across the world. Latest statistics have suggested that more than 824[…]

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