Voice of the Cape


Sahuc fills hajj quota for 1440

With three months to go before the sacred pilgrimage, South Africa’s hajj quota for 1440/ 2019 has finally been filled. The Western Cape has the most hujjaj in comparison to other provinces at 41%.  The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) made the announcement last night, following another round[…]

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Feeling down; Let down

This forms part of a series by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za He was found lying in the garage, with a bullet wound to his head. A gun was next to him. No crime was suspected, and an autopsy was performed as it was clearly[…]

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Considerable deferral for this year’s Hajj

By Anees Teladia Hujaaj waiting to be called for Hajj received good news on Friday when the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) released the fourth accreditation list for Hajj 2019/1440. Those who choose to accept the accreditation will soon be embarking on a life changing journey, fulfilling an[…]

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Sahuc drops 4th Hajj list

There’s good news for some 500 hujjaj waiting to be called for hajj.  On Friday, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) released the fourth accreditation list for Hajj 2019/1440 with 500 names. Hujaaj have until the 31st of March at 18h00 to either accept or defer your accreditation.[…]

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‘We need an independent probe into hajj’

By Anees Teladia The issues of regulation, exorbitant prices and paid trips that don’t materialise are rife in the South African Hajj travel industry. Many prospective hujaaj struggle with the travel process and many hujaaj come back with complaints about their experiences. The recent escalation in the prices of Hajj[…]

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Third hajj accreditation list out

Prospective hujjaj who have been waiting for accreditation have been thrown a lifeline with the release of the third haj list. The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) released the list of 1200 names on Thursday. Hujaaj have until the 18th of March at 17h00 to either accept or[…]

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Second Hajj accreditation list released

The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has released the second Hajj accreditation list containing 400 names. These are hujjaj who applied during the period from the 17th July 2014 until 12th August 2014. Hujaaj have been notified via SMS. Sahuc spokesperson Haafith Moaaz Casoo says hujjaj must confirm[…]

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