The 2020 Boland Summer Festival has been called off to mitigate against the possible spread of the coronavirus. The annual event, which raises funds for the Paarl Muslim Jamaah was meant to take place from the 3- 5 April 2020 at the Daljosafat stadium in Paarl. Last night, President Cyril[…]
After its cancellation last year due to the drought in the Western Cape, organisers of the annual Kramat Festival in Faure are expecting bumper crowds at the religious site this Easter weekend. The festival is a unique Cape Malay tradition, which has been celebrated for hundreds of years. More than[…]
Organisers of the popular Shaykh Yusuf Kramat Festival in Faure have made a “difficult” decision to cancel this year’s event due to the current drought. More than 5 000 Cape Muslims attend the religious and cultural event every year, to pay their respects to Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar and to[…]
With no signs of the traditional Easter rain this weekend, campers heading to the annual Shaykh Yusuf Kramat Festival can rest assured that camping will be more favourable this year. The annual festival, held at the burial site of Shaykh Yusuf of Maccassar, kicked off on Good Friday and will[…]
This Easter weekend, hundreds of Muslims will descend upon the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat in Faure, Macassar, to pay homage to him as well as partake in an annual festival on the grounds below. For the Muslim population, the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat is an important spiritual shrine. The Kramat of Sheikh Yusuf,[…]
All roads will lead to the much loved Kramat festival held in Faure, Macassar, held each year over the Easter weekend. This festival marks a 150 year old tradition of visiting the burial site of Tuan Yusuf of Macassar, the father of Islam in South Africa. The festival will be[…]
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