South African Muslims have spent R55 million on Covid-19 relief efforts, says SA Muslim Covid-19 response task team

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[…]

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SANZAF responds to Knysna Fires and Cape Storm

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[…]

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IHATA facing difficulties as international donor cuts funding

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[…]

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‘Apparently no one cares about Gaza’

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,[…]

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Darun Na’im seeks to purchase Lux

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[…]

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GOTG appeals for donations for Malawi, Gaza

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[…]

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WPBTS appeals for blood donations

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[…]

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