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T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2017

AWQAF SA & PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT 15 to 17 December 2017, PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB Awqaf South Africa in partnership with Primrose Cricket Club are jointly organizing the second AWQAF SA & PRIMROSES T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT as part of Awqaf SA’s Social Cohesion project. The tournament is set to take place from the 15th to 17th December in Cape Town, with 16 teams having been invited to participate in four (4) age group categories i.e. U11, U12, U13 and U15 teams. Some of the teams who will be participating include Primrose, Somerset West, Hanover Park, Ottomans and Makhosana. Awqaf SA is a charitable endowment (Waqf) receiving organization. It invests endowment funds and spends only the income generated from investments to fund a variety of community development projects and programmes promoting Integrated Community Development, social cohesion and self-reliance. In extension of our community social cohesion projects, we ...

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United4Freedom / 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Awqaf SA supports awareness of Palestinian children’s rights to equality, peace and education through the Shamsaan project. Our aim of the campaign is to: Acquire 20 hearing aids valued at R300 000 Invest R200 000 into the Children of Palestine Waqf Bursary Support for Ammarah Paramedic students for 2018 United4Freedom forms part of the Pals4peace campaign an Awqaf SA project which seeks to raise funds for the following three projects: 1. “Children of Palestine Waqf” which supports the awareness, arts and culture as well as welfare campaigns for Palestinian children. All funds collected for the Waqf will be capitalised and only ongoing income generated from their investment will be used to fund projects related to Palestine 2. Ammarah Paramedic Bursary fund supporting the direct education of Future Paramedics. 3. We have added an additional project we believe is meaningful which is raising funding including Zakaat to fund the provision of ...

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DaruShifa celebrates International Men’s Health Day

By Salwa Waja DaruShifa Lenasia celebrated International Men’s health day which was on the 19 November. The event was an opportunity for people of Lenasia and surrounding areas to appreciate and celebrate the “Senior”” men in their lives and the contribution they made to society for the greater good of all. In a joint venture with Lenasia Bowling Club and The Golden Eagles DaruShifa Lenasia invited the elderly men for a day at the Bowling greens. We had a good response on the Sunday morning. It was a game changer for the elderly gentleman who are usually inactive. We got that blood circulation moving and the social emotional intelligence was just too awesome. When they realised it was not just throwing a ball, but concentration and focus was needed, they were overwhelmed with excitement. They had so much fun, a few gentlemen had also signed up with the Bowling Club ...

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Oupa Fats Wetlands Family Fun Day

By Goolam Kolio On Sunday 12 November 2017 residents from Lenasia and surrounding areas visited the Oupa Fats Wetlands in Lenasia to take part in the “Oupa Fats Wetlands Family Fun Day” Lenz Going Green, with Yunus Mitha and his team, has for years been trying to rehabilitate the wetlands and activate it as a community pleasure resort. Events are held to make “Lenasians” aware of the beautiful and relaxing area at their doorstep because even though passionate fishermen frequent the place, however the residents go to areas outside of Lenasia. The more the resident frequent Oupa Fats the more secure it becomes, “We have to claim back our areas” said Mr Roopa. Shokat Khan from the Aamarah Bursary fund, who is steering the Desiderata Empowerment Project for the Wetlands, managed to get Awqaf SA (National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa) to sponsor 100 trees to be planted on that ...

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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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