Entries by muslimsofsa

Toilets for South Africa’s Most Vulnerable

Pit toilets are still a reality in South Africa and many schools are still using this system due to a lack of resources. Use of these toilets has resulted in physical injury, illness and in a few cases, the deaths of learners. According to statistics from the Department of Basic Education briefing on the 7th […]

Purple Bandage Brings Warmth to the Homeless of Vereeniging

As temperatures begin to dip and we haul out our heaters from storage for their annual winter exhibition, an estimated 200 000 homeless South Africans roam the streets, searching for warmth and shelter. The Purple Bandage organisation conducts an annual blanket drive to help warm up the chilly nights for the underprivileged. This year, the […]

‘Ramadaan Chart’ Proceeds Help Establish Boreholes in Kenya

A month of blessings, mercy, illumination and good deeds; it’s almost that time of the year again – Ramadaan, and since most parents use this opportunity to encourage their children to fast during this holy month, The Funky Label Company have devised a fun and inspiring way to help them do so – with an added […]

Dr Mohammed Siddique Tayob – Medical Philanthropist and Innovator

Medical practitioner by profession, philanthropist by choice, Dr Mohammed Siddique Tayob spends his days between remedying the ill and uplifting the destitute. Native to Middleburg in Mpumalanga, Mohammed Siddique’s modest upbringing in the Apartheid era, coupled with the principled belief system imparted to him by his conservative and religious parents, have both played a significant […]

Colours of Hope Trades Treats for Charity

While the foundation of every charity organisation is built on goodwill and noble intentions, it is ultimately funding that turns these virtuous aspirations into tangible contributions. Colours of Hope is a humanitarian aid agency that was started by twin sisters Sa’uda and Kaashifa Asmal, who run divisions of Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat (Islamic tuition institution) in Newcastle […]

Project O Offers Free Tutoring for Soweto Students

Beyond any doubt, the greatest investment we can make is to educate ourselves. A good education is the key that unlocks future possibilities and helps achieve your every goal; whether it’s getting a job at a company you admire, owning a nice home, supporting your family, driving the car of your dreams or, even becoming […]

Husami Feeding Scheme Sustains Cape Town’s Needy Communities

In a recent General Household Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa, it’s been estimated that over 7 million citizens experience hunger. Sadly, most of the sufferers are young children, and the lack of proper nutritional sustenance is a merciless gateway to crime, illness and even death. On a more positive note, there is a lot […]

Teddy Bear Clinic Spreads the Love on Valentine’s Day with a Cake Sale

Valentine’s Day may be a grand romantic gesture for some, or simply another day in the year for others. Members of the Teddy Bear Clinic used the sentimental commotion that surrounds this day as an opportunity to help children in need. Fatima Omar took the initiative to spread the love this February, in a way that is far […]