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Track Record

At a glance

      • Since inception, Awqaf SA developed a wide network of volunteers, contacts, partners, and friends with people, organizations, and institutions.
      • Held NGO Tax Seminars and launched the Muslim NGO Tax Commission to liase on tax matters with government on behalf of the Muslim NGO sector.
      • Participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development and organised the 1st Muslim Convention on Sustainable Development in Erasmia, Tshwane (Pretoria) in 2002.
      • Initiated the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Unbanning of Islam and organised the “Children of Islam”  Bicentennial Jalsah.
      • Commenced  Waqf Funds for Vlakfontein, Emdeni, Riverlea, & Kagiso, and will  continue to seek partnerships in poor and disadvantaged communities.
      • Participated in the: Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Eastern Africa, Uganda (2003); Gauteng Growth & Development Summit; Conference on the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities in Cape Town, Jhb, and Durban, 2004. National Heritage Conference in Soweto, Benoni & Durban; Africa Human Rights Day; and other seminars and symposia
      • Developed policies that foster partnerships, cooperation, and  working unity.
      • Developed the institutional framework of  Awqaf SA and commenced  the  Waqf Fund.
      • Developed and produced the Arabic National Anthem.
      • Conducted Project Management course in partnership with ISWA in Cape Town.
      • Series of articles on Waqf in Muslim Views.
      • Volunteer and waqf workshops and training sessions.
      • Developed the Trees, Food,  & Water Waqf
      • Initiated the Awqaf SA/AMS Greening Project.
      • Launched the “esaale sawaab” campaign.
      • Provision of Executorship services in association with panel of attorneys and accountants.
      • Assisting in the development of organisational and institutional waqfs and providing consulting services.
      • 2006: Lead Member in hosting, planning and implementation of the international symposium on “Islamic Civilisation in Southern Africa in partnership with OIC/IRCICA and University of Johannesburg.
      • Provision of Training, Mentorship, and Consulting services on, inter alia,  projects, project management, governance, sustainable funding, and sustainable community development,  to NGO’s, Municipalities, and Corporates.
      • Collaborated with Green Crescent in Lesotho in the distribution of winter clothing to the poor in 2005.
      • Facilitated the development of the Mombone Islamic Centre in Northern Mozambique.
      • Funding a home-based care programme for Aids afflicted adults and children in Lesotho in collaboration with Green Crescent.
      • International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Johannesburg in 2006.
      • Successfully hosted the International Waqf Conference in 2007 in Cape Town.
      • Launched the book “Life of Social Justice” by RAM Saloojee under Leaders and Legacies series in Johannesburg 2010
      • Leadership Development Program on 1 December 2012 in Cape Town.
      • Hosted the 3rd Southern Waqf Cadre Workshop in Pretoria in 2013 with a dedicated Womens Waqf Forum and  Masjid & Institutions Waqf track
      • Hosted a Legislation & Tax Workshop on the 16th November 2013 in Cape Town.
      • Sent a youth delegation to the The Indonesia International Leadership Camp in 2014
      • Recipient of the Islamic Economy Award in the Waqf & Endowment Section
      • Conducted a Waqf Workshop with the Boland Islamic Council in 2015
      • Co-sponsored the International Quraan Award in 2015
      • Hosted the Southern African Conference on Islamic Civilisation in 2016
      • Launched the My Waqf School National School Waqf Drive 2017
      • Collaborated with Crescent of Hope in erecting several community boreholes 2017
      • Opened a network of PC labs across the Western Cape in 2017
      • Hosted the 5th Cadre Waqf Seminar in Durban 2017
      • Hosted the Shariah Estate and Financial Planning Seminar in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town