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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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What are you doing with your 13th cheque?

Gain more rewards Why not gift of your bonus as Waqf/Sadaqah jaariyah? Awqaf SA offers you a unique opportunity to open your lifelong “MY Waqf” account with part of your bonus. A reward of 700 fold is promised by Allah. This waqf will go a long way in changing and enriching the lives of others. Make a difference. Make a Waqf. Leave a Legacy. Donate Now! Support our Projects EDUCATION HEALTHCARE YOUTH SOCIAL COHESION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IMAM DEVELOPMENT MASJID & MADRESSAH HAJJ ORPHANS ELDERS CARE QURAAN TREES WATER Bank Account Details Awqaf SA Nedbank Acc no: 1469053934 B/C: 198765 Ref: Cell/name/Bous S18 Certificates available on request Email proof of payments or WhatsApp/sms to 084 786 0010 Contact details Cell: 084 786 1409 Email: info@awqafsa.org.za Web: awqafsa.org.za

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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club 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 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. “We believe that sports is a natural vehicle that acts as a sustainable tool to developing individuals and communities,” Deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier said. “The tournament therefore, aims to promote social cohesion by allowing kids from varying walks of life to play the game of cricket at no charge.” “As a community owned Endowment Fund, we would like to ...

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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 was a fitting tribute to a struggle hero, “a fearless young man who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others could bask in the light of constitutional freedom.” Kalla said that beneficiaries of the endowment fund would be young people involved in political and developmental studies. We feel that this would be the best way to honour the memory of Ahmed Timol, and we are excited to make this announcement at such an important juncture. In South Africa, we cannot make progress without institutional memory and development. We feel forward- looking projects such as the Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund can ...

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