Saudi Arabia toughens penalties to stop charity collections being used to fund terror groups

The Saudi Public Prosecution has banned the establishment of private websites to collect donations for charitable work outside the kingdom in an effort to stop funds being sent to terror groups, the Saudi Okaz newspaper reported. A statement issued by the government body explained that the punishment for anyone who is proven to have committed[…]

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Coronavirus: How Ramadan will differ this year

With the spread of Covid-19 impacting millions of people worldwide, the holy month of Ramadan, which is scheduled to begin on or around Thursday 23 April, may look very different this year. What usually happens during Ramadan? For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is one of the most revered months[…]

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South African Hajj pilgrims feed the destitute

Over R250 000 has been raised by South Africans to assist destitute pilgrims in Makkah Saudi Arabia ahead of the annual Hajj. A collection drive spearheaded by social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, who is on his first Hajj, saw many of the 1950 South African pilgrims in the Kingdom and scores[…]

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Gift of the Givers, on the ground in conflict

While war is ravaging countries around the world, one organization is assisting those most affected in conflicts by affecting positive change. The Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is a South African NGO, while conducting sterling work locally, has affected positive change in countries around the world.  As the largest[…]

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EFF MP gets in the boxing ring for charity

Maxim Kids, a non-profit organisation in Cape Town is calling on the community to support them on Friday 17th July for a charity boxing fight at Sea Point Civic Centre. The organisation, which focuses on the development of the sport of boxing for children in disadvantaged communities in South Africa,[…]

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JHB couple climb Kili for charity

A Johanneburg couple will attempt to summit the highest peak in Africa, Kilimanjaro at the end of August 2015. However, Abubakr and Fahmeedah Nadat have seized the opportunity to use their journey as an initiative to raise awareness and money to help rebuild Palestine and assist the thousands displaced in Syria. In[…]

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Saudi prince pledges wealth to charity

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holdings, has announced that his entire $32 billion fortune would be donated to charity after his death. The prince told reporters at his offices in Riyadh on Wednesday that he would move his assets to the Alwaleed Philanthropic Foundation over the coming years.[…]

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TV star to cycle through Africa for charity

Famed South African television and film star, Ivan Zimmerman on Friday embarked on what will be a 12 000km charity initiative spanning the length of Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town. This brave and arduous attempt will see the actor cycle through at least 10 different countries, all with the[…]

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