29 hujjaj passports rejected

Eight hujaaj discovered their passports were rejected and have not been able to board their flight to depart for haj on Monday. The chairperson of the South African Travel Haj and Umrah Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp said this is due to the barcodes on the passports which could not be[…]

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Boland operator arrested

A haj operator from the Boland was arrested and taken in for questioning on Sunday with regards to complaints around a haj travel agreement. Ebrahim Jooste from the Boland Haj Jamaah is accused of failing to meet an agreement with 20 hujaaj who had paid for their haj travel packages[…]

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Sathoa taking action against operator

The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) have concluded investigations into the Boland Haj Jamaah, after reports that 20 hujaaj were experiencing problems with the operator. The issue stems from the Saudi Ministry of Haj’s regulations on the minimum amount[…]

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First hujjaj depart for haj

There was high spirits at Cape Town International Airport as the first group of hujjaj departed for haj Monday. Sixty-six pilgrims left with Khidmatul-Awaam pilgrim services from Cape Town, 40 on a local flight and the rest on an international flight on Emirates airline. Although pilgrims were overwhelmed with emotion,[…]

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Haj 1435 on track

As the haj season begins with the departure of the first batch of hujaaj on Monday, a total of 183 visas have already issued to the hujaaj. Chairperson of the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp said no other glitches besides the delay in visas occurred[…]

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