Bulk of hujjaj departed

The majority of hujjaj in Cape Town have already left for the Saudi Kingdom, with only 40 individuals yet to depart for the annual haj pilgrimage. This is according to the chairperson of the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp. Speaking to VOC’s Talking Point, Steenkamp[…]

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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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Boland hajjis to depart on Monday

The haj fraternity has ironed out the problems experienced by 20 hujjaj in the Boland. The South African Haj Travel Association chairperson Sedick Steenkamp confirmed on Sunday that the pilgrims will depart on time on Monday 1 September as planned. The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) had been[…]

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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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20 hujjaj face problems with operator

20 hujaaj set to depart for the Saudi Kingdom next week may be left behind as a result of Ministry of Hajj regulations on travel operators. Although he did not reveal the name of the travel operator involved, South African Hajj and Umrah Council President Shaheen Essop says due to[…]

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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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