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VOC unveils new website

After months of behind-the-scenes work, VOC on Friday officially launched its new look and feel website at www.vocfm.co.za. The website gives the VOC community access to an unprecedented array of news and opinion and in-depth info about the station. The website is optimised for mobile use thus allowing for greater[…]

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AWS moves to MPlain

Following a successful start to the 15th annual Ahlan Wa Sahlan programme, the VOC team will now be heading to Mitchell’s Plain for week two of the popular religious gathering, set to be held at Masjid ul-Irshaad in Woodlands on Sunday. The programme kicked off last week in Macassar, at[…]

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VOC partners with Rhodes Foods

VOC launched a four month competition in collaboration with Rhodes Food Group on Thursday. This competition will be sharing recipes as well as useful information about certain Rhodes products weekly. Listeners are encouraged to listen closely to the descriptions of the products mentioned as well the recipes. “This campaign will[…]

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NIHT drops 3 Nandos

Four Nando’s outlets in Cape Town are no longer certified halal by the National Independent Halal Trust (NIHT). According to NIHT, halal certification for these branches was withdrawn after the companies changed ownership.  The branches are Kloof Street in Gardens; Tygervalley Centre in Tygervalley; Liberty Promenade Centre in Mitchell’s Plain[…]

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Spain regulates halal food

In a bid to normalize, regulate and control the Halal market in Spain, the Cordoba-based Halal Institute has cooperated with the Spanish standardization authority to develop new regulations related to the growing halal market. “This is the first time that a Technical Committee on Standardization, addresses technical and religious aspects,”[…]

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Travelling halal

A new website for Muslim travelers which includes a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides launched this week in a bid to capitalize on the growing number of Islamic tourists. Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site, which is called HalalTrip.com, offers a wide range of features for tourists[…]

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Kiddies Ramadan Project kicks off

With the sole focus on keeping the station’s younger audience occupied throughout the month ahead, VOC has once again launched its annual Kiddies Ramadan Clubhouse Project for the year 1435. In line with the stations goal of marking its 20th Ramadan with fresh and innovative ideas, this year’s project will[…]

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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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