The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has developed a mobile application that will be available a week before the umrah resumes so that pilgrims can register and book on it. They will also need to follow the health guidelines provided in the app. The app will ensure the implementation[…]
In yet another exciting project to empower our community, VOC has launched the Voice of the Cape Wallet – a simple, easy and secure way to make payments with your mobile phone to your favourite local businesses. This ‘digital wallet’, which works through a mobile payment app, opens you to[…]
For many students new textbooks are excessively expensive, while second-hand books can be hard to find. University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tamir Shklaz is making the process easier and more convenient with his digital platform Quillo, which connects buyers and sellers of second-hand university textbooks. When Shklaz got to[…]
Arzo Kazmi has been looking for a husband for some time. But eight years of matchmakers, mutual friends, and dating websites have been futile in finding that special someone. “It feels like for ever,” says the 33-year-old financial adviser from Birmingham who is of Pakistani-Kashmiri heritage. As most of her[…]
With very little money, but an enthusiasm for innovation, two refugees who fled the besieged Syria two years ago came up with an idea to assist those who have fled the war and are trying to adjust to life in Turkey. Despite its own political strife, Turkey has so far[…]
There are many mobile applications geared towards everyday tasks like ordering a taxi – but a few offer assistance during the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hajj. Just as Middle Eastern services like Careem and Talabat have simplified ordering taxis and food, developers have created apps to help guide Muslim pilgrims through the[…]
Cape Town residents are bracing themselves for the busy festive season ahead. During this time in previous years, police have reported a noticeable increase in criminal activities in and around the province. In an attempt to combat the spike in organised crime incidents, Belgravia resident, Yusuf Isaacs created a specially[…]
Cape Town born Dr Yaseen Khan from the Open Medicine Project South Africa (TOMPSA) is slowly attracting global recognition for his innovation in combining the medical and technological fields, in a bid to improve the overall state of healthcare in South Africa and other low resource settings. The project has[…]
A new mobile application aimed directly at the Muslim community has launched. The Muslim Directory App is available of the Android and Apple platform and is free for any one who has a smart phone, tablet or an iPhone. Mohammad Amra, the brains behind the new app, aims to make[…]
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