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Yusuf Abramjee

Investigation into spate of bomb threats ongoing

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[…]

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Omar Carrim released after 137 days of captivity

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[…]

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Namola crime prevention app goes national

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[…]

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R100 000 donated to charities to assist hajj pilgrims

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[…]

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SAfricans donate R13 million to Syria

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[…]

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Abramjee inspires with haj recollection

“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[…]

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Hajj coffee table book launched

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,[…]

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‘My spiritual education’

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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