The SA Muslim Covid-19 response task team (SAMTT) on Saturday called on government to make a once-off special coronavirus (Covid-19) grant available to all social support grant recipients. The Muslim community of South Africa – represented by numerous theological, civil society, and community organisations – had to date spent a[…]
Cape Town mayor Dan Plato has thanked the city’s Bangladeshi community for a donation of non-perishable food worth R450,000 for Cape Town’s needy communities. “I think this is a wonderful display of the warm community spirit that we have here in Cape Town,” he said in a statement issued on[…]
As the Western Cape assesses the impact of this week’s storm and firefighters struggle to control devastating blazes along the Garden Route, the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has deployed its teams to the affected areas to help ensure that immediate assistance is provided. Eight people have been confirmed[…]
The IHATA Shelter for Abused Women and Children is facing major financial difficulties as their operational funding from an international donor will be cut. The shelter serves the community with various programmes that uplift abused women and children. The global funding climate for Non-Governmental Organisations who work with softer skills[…]
Many residents from the Somerset West area worked themselves to a “standstill” as fires wreaked havoc. Ward councillor Stuart Pringle said it was “astounding to see” neighbourhood watch groups mobilise to deliver supplies to fire-fighters and volunteers. They also assisted with evacuation operations. He said that while the fires are[…]
OPINION by Tony Laurance- Writing for Al Jazeera last October, ahead of the Cairo Donor Conference for Gaza, I warned that it was not enough to pledge large sums – as donors duly did. We needed to learn from past failures and ensure that the aid was actually delivered. Alas,[…]
Islamic education institution Darun Na’im is seeking pledges to raise funds to purchase and redevelop the iconic Luxurama theatre in Wynberg. The institution caters to 200 full time students and 300 part time students and needs to accommodate more annually. The institution hopes purchasing the dilapidated Luxurama would solve the[…]
Severe weather patterns in the Gaza Strip and Malawi are wreaking havoc on the lives of those in the respective regions, leading to an urgent need for humanitarian supplies. The weather conditions have resulted in numerous deaths across the two countries, and have left thousands more displaced. Gaza, as well[…]
The Western Province Blood Transfusion service (WPBTS) has made an urgent appeal for locals to donate blood, amidst an expected increase in festive season accidents that may deplete the current blood stocks. With the holiday season drawing to a close in the coming weeks, the country’s roads are expected to[…]
The R1.7 million that was raised to help kidnap victim Pierre Korkie and his family after his expected release in Yemen, will now assist his widow and children start afresh, a family spokesman said on Saturday. “It’s Yolande and the two kids [left] and they have to make a fresh[…]
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