No truth to social media post: Habibia

The Habibia Children’s Home has slammed a broadcast message making waves on social media on the alleged abandonment of four children, stating that the message is untrue. The message being forwarded includes a picture of the minors, which infringes on the children’s Constitutional right to protection. Child and youth care[…]

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SONA 2016: An orphan’s perspective

Alinah Mabaso is an orphan, living in a rural community in the south of Johannesburg. She is one of millions of ordinary South Africans who listened to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. This is her response. Dear South Africa His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, presented the State[…]

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IRSA distributes school packs to orphans, vulnerable kids

Orphans and vulnerable children in Mitchell’s Plain received a major boost ahead of the 2016 academic year, when Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) distributed much needed schooling essentials to those students most in need. The humanitarian relief group visited the crime and poverty-hit area on Tuesday to distribute supplies, a[…]

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Al-Imdaad aids orphans on Turkey/Syria border

A delegation from the South African branch of the Al-Imdaad Foundation have jetted back into the country after a humanitarian mission to the Turkish /Syrian border during earlier this month. The group visited the region as part of a campaign aimed at assisting young Syrian orphans affected by a nearly[…]

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Keep Syria in your duas this Ramadan

Thousands of displaced Syrians have been forced to live on hand-outs during Ramadan, as the country faces a severe food shortage. Many Syrians who were once self-sustainable and able to feed the poor have now become the impoverished. While a South African delegation of ulema travel to Syria this week[…]

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Hamas bars Gaza war orphans fromn Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organisers and officials said. The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip in July and August this year. It[…]

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