Voice of the Cape


New Sahuc leadership ushers change

A new leadership will now steer the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) following elections at its Annual General Meeting on Sunday. Maulana Muhammad Vaid takes over the president position from Shaheen Essop, who is now deputy president. The previous head of the haj missions, Hafez Ismail Kholvadia was[…]

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New office bearers elected at VOC AGM

VOC’s parent body, the Muslim Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), hosted its Annual General Meeting 2016 this past weekend to elect new trust bearers for its Board of Trust (BOT) and management board, who have come to the end of their five year term.  The annual general meeting serves as a tool to[…]

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‘District Six crime, getting out of hand’

The District Six Residents Forum held an AGM on Sunday that members say kicked off on a rocky start. Chaos ensued following a report in a local paper which incorrectly called on all residents of District Six to attend a meeting set out to address their concerns. According to the[…]

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MJC to hold elections for new president

A number of contenders to be the next leader of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will go head to head at the organisation’s annual general meeting on Saturday. As the current president, Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks’ second term draws to a close, the MJC will vote for a new president, a[…]

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Woolies struggles to address questions on Israeli links

Woolworths’ executives were on Monday forced to entertain questions from shareholders as to its continued trade links with Israeli suppliers, as pro-Palestinian activists used the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) to raise pertinent questions over its refusal to severe ties with the occupying state. Representatives from the National Coalition for[…]

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BDS rejects claims of Woolies AGM ambush

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) has rejected media claims of an ambush on Woolworth’s annual general meeting (AGM), with the company set to meet with its shareholders on Monday. BDS SA is engaged in a year-long boycott against the popular retailer and last year bought single shares[…]

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Mainstream has gone halal: SANHA

The South African National Halal Authority (SANHA) presented their annual audited financial reports on Sunday, and reported on the milestones and challenges regarding halal certification in their Annual General Meeting at Taronga Road Masjid Hall in Cape Town. Members of the ulema and public were welcomed with a melodious and[…]

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Sanha to host annual AGM

The South African National Halaal Authority (Sanha) says it will be living up to its founding principles when it hosts its annual general meeting (AGM) this coming weekend. In stark contrast with what is the norm amongst NGOs, Sanha will be hosting an ‘open’ AGM that can be attended by[…]

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Tensions mount at Woolies AGM

Woolworth’s board members were bombarded with questions from concerned shareholders and Palestinian activists on the issue around its policies on Israel at an AGM held its headquarters in the CBD on Wednesday. Tensions mounted as chair of the board, Simon Susman continued to evade most questions from shareholders and activists[…]

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Protestors cause a scene outside Woolies AGM

Covered in red paint to symbolize blood, a group of pro-Palestine activists staged a ‘die-in’ protest outside Woolworths headquarters on Wednesday, while scores of other pickets chanted for Israel to “stop supporting Zionist Israel”. Pro-Palestinian supporters from the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), Cosatu, and the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions[…]

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