Sahuc opens application for hajj volunteers

With processes underway to accredit this year’s hujjaj, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) is now vetting hajj and medical support staff to assist during the pilgrimage. The five days of hajj will most likely commence on the 30th August this year. Every year, the hajj regulator deploys[…]

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Passenger tells of ANC bus horror

As they relaxed on the back seat of the bus, Godfrey Mofokeng and three ANC comrades were getting animated while discussing a plan to recruit more members for the party. They were suddenly jolted by the bus veering off the road, before it overturned. Moments later, an injured and dazed[…]

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City volunteers give time for Madiba

A number of City of Cape Town employees will volunteer their time at the Pelican Park housing development as part of the Nelson Mandela International Build Week. “It’s a collaborative effort. They will essentially be working on the construction site,” Benedicta van Minnen, the city’s mayoral committee member for human[…]

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Sahuc seeks volunteers

Following the conclusion of its annual road-show held in Cape Town at the weekend, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has called for volunteers in the Muslim community to be part of its hajj and medical mission during this year’s haj season. Sahuc annually relies on its volunteers[…]

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Big Walk nothing without community: Essack

With little over 12 days before the annual Sunfoil 10km Big Walk, event organizers have spoken glowingly of the contributions made by volunteers from within the community, whose efforts often go unnoticed. The Big Walk is considered the third biggest social sporting event of its nature in the Western Cape,[…]

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GOTG to send medical volunteers to Gaza

With the current death toll in the Gaza Strip standing at just over 500, mostly civilian casualties, local aid group the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) have announced an initiative to dispatch medical volunteers to the war-torn region. Apart from a massive shortage of medical supplies, there is an urgent[…]

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