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Charity group Awqaf South Africa launches the Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund

Awqaf SA press release: FOLLOWING the judgement in the North Gauteng High Court, which ruled Thursday that anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was murdered while in detention at John Vorster Square 46 years ago, Awqaf South Africa have announced a R100, 000 endowment fund in his name. Timol, 29, was arrested in Johannesburg in October 1971 – and after five days of torture in detention – died after being pushed from the 10th floor of the police station. Officers at the time said he took his own life. A 1972 inquest ruled Timol’s death was suicide. The landmark case has renewed memories of apartheid-era police brutality uncovered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1998. It has also given hope to families who lost loved ones in circumstances similar to the Timol family. In announcing the launch of the Awqaf South Africa Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund, Awqaf SA Chairman, Haroon Kalla, said it ...

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Community borehole project

The aim of the Community Water project was to provide water to communities in remote parts of South Africa. A series of boreholes was installed and this was made possible with the generous sponsorship by the Ahmed Mohamed Baghlaf Waqf. The project was facilitated by Awqaf SA and Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation and coordinated by A.S Kader from Crescent of Hope, South Africa Water project at Lindani school. School based in Sabie, Simile location is no fee school. In the past the school had to adjourned early due to water shortages, this has impacted the school negatively. Since the borehole was installed the school has experienced no water shortages. Sizane Islamic Centre The centre is situated in Sizane, Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province and serves a community of 60 to 70 families. A borehole was installed on the site and the water will be used for the Madressa pupils, ...

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K Way Maths Institute / Awqaf SA Maths Intervention Ladysmith

K Way Maths Institute and Awqaf SA conducted a Maths Intervention for 500 learners at the Ezhakeni Community Hall, Ladysmith, KZN from the 22 – 23 August 2017. This was a much needed intervention as learners were producing less than 30% in their Mathematics examinations. The aim of this exercise was to train 500 learners from previously disadvantaged areas in Mathematics in preparation for the 2017 Preliminary Examinations. The learners were transported by their respective schools to the Ezhakeni Community Hall which was a central point. All arrangements for venue and seating were arranged effectively by Mr Sujaad and Mrs Zohra from the Awqaf SA Ladysmith branch. Mohammed Khota from the K Way Maths Institute added that “It was a humbling experience to meet learners and educators from the Ezakheni District in KZN. Educators and learners face major challenges in Mathematics in terms of content and understanding.” Awqaf SA will continue to assist and uplift these ...

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Receiving Ubuntu, Turkey ambassador meets the community

By Shafiq Morton At a reception dinner hosted by AWQAF SA, held at the Ghazali Centre in Pretoria on 23 August, incoming Turkish ambassador to SA, Elif Comuglu Ulgen, paid tribute to the warm welcome she had received upon arriving in South Africa. A career diplomat who has worked at the UN, NATO and in Pakistan, she is also the serving ambassador for Swaziland and Lesotho. In her address to ulama, community leaders, ambassadors and NGOs, she said that she was touched by her reception upon landing in South Africa. Explaining that landing in a new country can be a daunting experience, she paid tribute to the role of Middle East envoy, Muhammad Dangor – former SA ambassador to Syria and Libya – who took time to ease her into the South African diplomatic landscape. “Ubuntu is what happened to me, and I pay tribute to South African friendship. You ...

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Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf”

PRESS RELEASE: Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf” On Thursday, 7 August 2017, Grade 7 learners Al Aqsa School Extension 5 in Lenasia became the first to be recognised as My Waqf Donors. Each of the learners contributed around R100 into a lifelong My Waqf Account held in Awqaf SA. 27 Grade7 learners were presented with Waqf Certificates for their investments in everlasting charity. Brothers Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, Goolam Hoosen Kolia and Muhammad Ali Masango from Awqaf SA were present to award the certificates to the learners. In congratulating the learners, Br Zeinoul explained the concept to the 400 strong learners and educators of the school. “The Waqf is an Islamic permanent charitable endowment which has perpetual benefits and Thawaab. Its like planting a seed. The seed grows into a tree. The tree produces fruit. More seeds are produced. More trees are grown. The fruit ...

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