A recent spate of bomb threats in public places in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape have heightened panic and fear, however authorities have not yet determined what is driving these incidents. A number of local shopping complexes were evacuated in Cape Town after officials were alerted about alleged explosive devices on[…]
Kidnapped Pretoria businessman Omar Carrim has been released and has been reunited with his family. He was kidnapped 137 days ago shortly after leaving his business Home Hyper City. “On behalf of the family, I can confirm the release of Omar Carrim (76). He was released in Olifantsfontein this evening[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson The new safety mobile app which has been called “Uber for police” is now nationally available. Namola, a free 24/7 emergency app is now available to be downloaded countrywide. The personal app which aims to ease the pressure on the 10111 emergency numbers, will link the user[…]
Two South African charities received a boost when R100 000 was donated to them to assist needy pilgrims traveling for the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The proceeds of the coffee table book, #Hajj2016 #AbramjeeOnHajj, published by social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, were presented to Awqaf SA and Crescent Lifestyle[…]
South Africans donated R13 898 714,89 in just under two months to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria. The #SAveSyria initiative was launched by #OperationSA in late December following scenes of devastation in Aleppo. Over the past few weeks, South Africans have been rallying together and donating to assist Syrian refugees[…]
A Cape Town philanthropist and businessman has pledged to construct a multi-million rand community resource centre in honour of social activist Yusuf Abramjee. Neil de Beer made the announcement at the new Al-Ikhaas Library and Resource Centre in Lansdowne where Abramjee presented 40 coffee table books to senior citizens who[…]
“I really felt so inspired. I actually want to explore your religion.” These were the moving words of one guest in a Whatsapp message to social-cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee, encapsulating the spirit of his new book, which launched in Cape Town on Sunday. Abramjee, a well-known media personality and the[…]
Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, says the publication of a coffee table book on Hajj by a South African, “captures the heart and soul” of the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Hanekom was speaking at the launch of the photo journal #AbramjeeOnHajj. Social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, who undertook his first Hajj this year,[…]
A petition, called new Umarah Visa Fees Must Fall, has been circulating on social media calling for Saudi Arabian authorities to reconsider increasing visa charges for repeat haj and umrah pilgrims. More than 7300 supporters have thus far signed the petition. This follows a decision by Saudi authorities to impose[…]
OPINION by Yusuf Abramjee The annual pilgrimage by Muslims to Makkah in Saudi Arabia is the largest single religious gathering in the world. It drew to a close last week. Official figures by the General Authority for Statistics in the Kingdom show that 1,862,909 pilgrims took part in this year’s[…]
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