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Land claims centre open

The provincial land claims commissioner in the Western Cape, Michael Worsnip, has hailed the reopening of the land claims process, saying the decision was based on the massive numbers who were excluded as a result of the previous cut off date. President Jacob Zuma last week signed into law the[…]

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VOC featured on SABC

VOC will be featured in an insert of a South African documentary on cultural and religious identity on Sunday. Executive producer Shaffee Shaik said the documentary  ‘320 years of Islam in South Africa’ with reflect on the country’s Cape Muslim history going back to Tricentenary celebrations in 1994. “VOC played[…]

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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 According to NIHT, halal certification for these branches was withdrawn after the companies changed ownership.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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