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A DREAM COME TRUE FOR A HARD WORKING ARTISAN

Shamiem Haron is a dedicated, hardworking and resilient Artisan. The 43 year old has held onto his dream working as a plumber for various companies over the past 24 years. With no financial back up and recession against him, he pushed on tirelessly. He continued working hard even when there was no hope at all of realising his dream to start his own business. On 9th December 2018 at a memorable, uplifting event held in Auckland Park, Shamien received a sponsored vehicle through the UBA 4 Artisans Development Program. The vehicle is sponsored by SED Partners together with AWQAF S.A. Shamiem was identified by SED Partners ‘ CEO Rashied Essop and AWQAF SA CEO Zeinoul Abedien Cajee as a deserving Artisan. He was specifically chosen based on merit, dedication and his resilience. According to Rashied Essop, this initiative is specifically designed to promote the UBA 4 Artisans Development Program. SED is both an Incident Management Company and responsible for the incubation and development of artisans within the short-term insurance supply chain as well as the development of new entrants into the industry. The UBA 4 Artisans Program is specifically intended to empower artisans to kick-start and build their own businesses. The program offers artisans such as Shamiem an enterprise development-funding package which includes a tools, petrol, stock allowance, a vehicle and access to the market. – Rashied Essop. AWQAF S.A. is an independent community based owned Trust which is dedicated to the empowerment of communities through development projects. CEO Zeinoul ...

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Awqaf SA scoops CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership

The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa has received another award to add toits list of acknowledgements in its 18-year history. It efforts have been recognized by the Congress of Business and Economics (CBE) – an activist business organization. The chairperson of Awqaf-SA, Haroon Kalla and Zeinoul Cajee (CEO) received the “CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award” at a gala dinner banquet held at the Palm Continental Hotel in Johannesburg. The CBE brochure took cognisance of the role of Awqaf-SA played in five key areas:Social Cohesion, health care and the environment, education and youth development and waqf development and investment and infrastructure development. Several other prominent South Africans and organizations also received the CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award. They were: Prof. Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor at Wits University), Amabhungane (an Investigative Journalist body), Jacques Pauw (investigative Journalist), Dr John Kani (struggle veteran andactor) and Maniben Sita (92) who has been involved in the anti-apartheid struggle since 1942. The CBE Innovation Award was presented to the team from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre that performed the world’s first liver transplant from an HIV positive parent to her HIV negative child. The gala event also acknowledge the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu whose families were presented with a frame citation about their life and role during the struggle to attain democracy. The CBE was established in the late 80’s by the Transvaal Indian Congress and was known as the TIC Business and Economics Group. Shortly thereafter ...

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AWQAF SA signed a historic MOU with its counterpart the AWQAF ON

The parties were represented by Awqaf SA CEO, Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee and AWQAFON Chairman, Dr Miswari Bello. Both parties committed to collaboration and cooperation in various fields of developing the waqf sector, particularly in Nigeria. Zeinoul remarked that Nigeria has produced many academic papers on waqf and has a rich resource of competent people. AWQAFON has a great committed and passionate team and augurs well for the future of the Prophetic institution of Waqf not only in Nigeria but throughout West Africa. Inshallah. Much support will be needed and AWQAF SA is ready to provide it’s experience to the Ummah in other parts of the world. The MOU was signed in the presence of various mutawallees and stakeholders and was witnessed by a leading traditional ruler, HRH Dr Eze A   bdul Fatah Chimaize, who is also a member of the forum of Kings of Africa. The MOU was signed on the sidelines of the 2nd International Waqf Conference, held in the ancient Islamic city of Kano. Several key note addresses were delivered by heads of departments and the vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) as well as the Director of the Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue (BUK).   Keynote speeches were also presented by HRH Dr Eze Abdul Fatah and Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee. The conference was co-sponsored by the Bayero University Kano and was co hosted by the Sa’adatu Rima College of Education. “Your presence with us was a great moral buster, it has ...

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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018

The annual Awqaf SA T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018 in association with Primrose Cricket Club and Western Province Club and Western Province Cricket Association promises to be a bigger and better when this year’s event takes place, scheduled for 17 – 20 December 2018. Photo highlights Media launch: click here Day 1: click here Day 2: click here Day 3: click here Day 4: click here Awards Ceremony: Audio Coming soon Testimonials You may follow the latest scores on our Cricket App: http://bit.do/t20youthtournament Download the Android app on the playstore and receive the latest score updates. In extension of Awqaf SA’s community social cohesion projects, we have partnered with Primrose Cricket Club to facilitate a Youth Cricket Tournament. Established in 1976, Primrose Cricket Club has been at the forefront of cricket excellence despite the adverse historic challenges placed on sport as a result of discriminatory apartheid policies. The 2018 tournament has been expanded to include 40 teams from the following age groups: Boys Under 11 Under 12 Under 13 Under 15 Girls Under 13 Under 15 The introduction of the girl’s team to the competition highlights the growing emphasis on the need to ensure our girls have an equal opportunity to participate in sporting codes. This will translate into over 600 kids playing the game of cricket over the 4 days. The ethos of the four-day tournament is to produce inclusive social cohesion, and designed to give the young players a sense of cricket heritage and to build confidence. The ...

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Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope offer ‘historic’ outreach

Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope are supporting the elderly in the charming bushveld town Marble Hall, 29km from Groblersdal in Limpopo Province. Forty senior citizens resident at the Loskopvallei Rusoord are beneficiaries of sterilisable mattresses, crockery and kitchen utensils to the value of R70 000. These items were needed for the day-to-day use of the residents but fell outside the budget of the institution. The Loskopvallei Rusoord is a registered non-profit organisation in a historically Afrikaner group area, now open to all senior citizens, even beyond the immediate boundaries of Marble Hall. It is a 24-hour frail care facility that includes medical care and it is compliant with the provisions of the relevant legislation as well as the regulations of the Department of Social Development. Their services include religious support programmes for the elderly, irrespective of faith. The facility also relies on the support of volunteers and specialists like dietitians. Faizel Ismail, co-ordinator of Crescent of Hope, told the media that Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope recognise the opportunity of serving the poor and needy beyond the conventional beneficiary base. “By reaching out to our needy senior citizens in areas like Marble Hall we are broadening the definition of inclusive engagement that nurtures social cohesion,” said Ismail. Crescent of Hope was founded in 1992 during the Somali refugee crisis in Kenya. The organisation’s work is focused on activities such as educational projects and disaster relief programmes. Zeinoul Cajee, CEO at Awqaf SA says, “By reaching out to diverse ...

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