Awqaf: The Strategy for Change
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Having realised that Muslims have a duty (a) to become an empowered, influential, and a benevolent community; (b) to be proactive not only in the holistic development of its own communities but also in the empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities; and (c) to contribute meaningfully to the new South Africa, the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA) has been founded with the following vision, mission, aims and objectives:
AWQAF SA is an independent non-profit organisation founded for the social, economic, political, educational, intellectual, moral, religious, and spiritual empowerment of Muslim and historically disadvantaged communities. It aims to contribute meaningfully towards the growth and development of post-apartheid South Africa through the initiation and/or support of strategically focused and sustainable community development and poverty alleviation projects.
We are committed to becoming a broad-based, inclusive, community development agency that encourages self-reliance among the communities it serves. In all our activities and programmes we will strive to adhere to a high standard of fairness, ethics, integrity, and professionalism, and foster mutual respect and understanding among the diverse cultures, faiths, and peoples of our country. Central to our mission is the mobilisation of community capital and community re-investment.
Community Capital Mobilisation
We will strive to mobilise, invest, and manage awqaf and other community capital.
We will endeavour to initiate and support strategic projects and programmes for the integrated development of beneficiary/target communities.
In fulfilling our mission, we are deeply committed to advancing and protecting the interests of our donors, waqifoon, investors, members, beneficiaries, strategic partners, and other stakeholders.
People Paisa Projects
The PPP factors are interrelated and function as a system, as critical cogs in a machine. If one is absent, the system collapses.
Awqaf SA ensures that all three pillars are developed on an ongoing basis.
*(a Swahili / Urdu/ Persian word, meaning money)
The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA™) was informally initiated on the 27 December 2000 (corresponding to 27 Ramadaan 1421) and registered as a Trust under Masters Registration Number T1269/03 on 02 April 2003 in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988.
The organization was registered as a Non Profit Organization (032-519-NPO) on the 10 May 2004 and as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO: 18/11/13/2226) in terms of the Income Tax Act on 10 February 2005.
Prior to registration as a Trust, the organisation operated as an Association not for Gain.
Awqaf SA has been involved in the development of the widely adopted NGO Corporate Governance Charter. Awqaf SA has also drafted its own Corporate Governance and Ethics Charter.
These are the list of Awqaf SA Service Providers
Auditors: KPMG, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg 2000
Attorneys: Tayobs, ESB Centre, Mint Road, Fordsburg. 2092
Bankers: Nedbank, FNB, Albaraka
Accountants: M A Kolia & Associates, P O Box 95, Lenasia. Gauteng 1820
Digital Marketing: Hasanain Abdullah, 33 Arba Street, Penlyn