heritage day

National Open Mosque Day on Heritage Day

As South Africans mark Heritage Day on Sunday 24th September, there are calls for the Muslim community to open up their sacred spaces to people of other faiths to demystify Islam and encourage interfaith learning and tolerance. The idea was sparked by the South African Muslim Network (Samnet), as an[…]

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Preserve your family history, urges historian

“It is said that people without a history are people without a future”. These are the words of Dr Adiel Bassier from the Boorhaanal Movement ahead of Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September, in urging South Africans to dig deeper in understanding their social and cultural identities. While Heritage Day[…]

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Walk through D6 on Heritage Day

As South Africans mark Heritage Day on Saturday 24th September, the District Six Working Committee (D6WC) has planned a walk from the Grand Parade to Kaizergracht Street at 12pm. The walk forms part of a bid to raise awareness on the initiative to have District Six declared a heritage site.[…]

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Heritage Writing challenge deadline extended

VOC has extended the deadline for the Heritage Writing challenge to include the school holidays. The new deadline is 12th October 2015. With September being Heritage month, the station launched the “Heritage Day – Writing Challenge”. This challenge asks listeners to interview senior persons, either in the family or someone[…]

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Fostering inclusive Muslim cultural traditions

The following sermon was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Eid-ul-Adha, which also coincided with Heritage Day. The khutbah is focused on ‘Fostering Inclusive Muslim Cultural Traditions and Practices.’ We express our thanks and gratitude to Allah, the Lord of Wisdom, that this year[…]

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