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Muslim Primary Schools in South Africa

Latest News & Updates for Muslim Primary Schools in South Africa

MJC hosts annual Al-Azhar lunch

Published by Muslim Judicial Council on Friday, 16 December 2011
The MJC hosted their annual lunch for the Al-Azhar Institute of learning. Representing the Al-Azhar Institute was Mr.Cristians and his capable staff. The full MJC contingent was present headed by Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks.

Baakens Markaz Islamiy seeks support

Published by Voice of the Cape on Sunday, 20 November 2011
Baakens Markaz Islamiy, a madressa in Mitchells Plain will be hosting their annual bazaar this December. There are still opportunities available for those interested to become part of the fundraising initiative, by booking a stall or even volunteering to assist the organisation on the day.  According to Mansoor Richards, secretary for Baakens Markaz Islamiy, the event will take place on Saturday, 3 Decemberand there are still stalls available at R100, without a table and trestle.

"There is an additional R50 cost for table and trestles, so the stall would then cost R150 for the day." He explained the one day event will take place at Baaken Markaz Islamiy, situated in Baakens way, off Marydale road opposite the Portlands Masjied. "We have been in existence for about years at the premises where Iglaasiniya pre-school previously was."

MEC stands by Salt River Muslim Primary School decision

Published by Voice of the Cape on Monday, 7 November 2011
Representatives of the Salt River Muslim Primary School on Monday met with the local MEC for Education, Donald Grant, but left with little hope that he would rescind his decision to close the school that is over 90 years old. However, Grant indicated that the school was welcome to consider other options to ensure its survival, even if it means considering having the community school move from a state aided school to an independent one.

Fun at Pre-Eid carnival

Published by Voice of the Cape on Saturday, 29 October 2011
Darul Islam Hafiz school in conjunction with Darul Islam Primary School, will be hosting their annual Pre-Eid carnival at Surrey Primary in Surrey Estate this weekend. The carnival was kickstarted on Friday October after Jumuah with a mass lunch sale which included homemade akni, breyani, roti and curry and chicken platters.

No appeal on Salt River Moslem Primary: WCED

Published by Voice of the Cape on Tuesday, 25 October 2011
The decision to close the Salt River Moslem Primary on 31 December will not be reviewed by the local MEC for Education and "there is no provision in education legislation for an appeal in matters such as this". That was the unequivocal response sent to the school governing body on Monday in a letter signed by Mike Wilter, the head of the education ministry.

Silver Medals From National EXPO Science Competitions

Published by Al Azhar Primary Institute - Port Elizabeth on Monday, 17 October 2011

Al-Azhar Students Riyaad HOWARD and Naeem CHOONARA  have won Silver Medals from final round of EXPO Science competition on 6 of October 2011.

SMP team gets mandate

Published by Voice of the Cape on Sunday, 16 October 2011
The appointed task team driving to halt the impending closure of the historical Salt River Moslem Primary school has been given a formal mandate by the community to save the school. That was the outcome of a public meeting held at the Blackpool Sports club in Salt River on Saturday, attended by some 100 people, including parents of learners, community members, educators and ulema.

New future for SMP?

Published by Voice of the Cape on Thursday, 13 October 2011
While the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) may have taken a decision to close the Salt River Moslem Primary in Kipling Street, Salt River, 0n 31 December, the School Governing Body (SGB) and a task team initiated earlier in the year to deal with the crisis have other plans. This could include changing the school's status from being a state aided community school to being an independent school. This is one of the suggestions that will be discussed in greater detail at a public meeting on Saturday.

Salt River Muslim Primary School: MEC acting in bad faith

Published by Voice of the Cape on Sunday, 9 October 2011

The basis used by the MEC for Education, Donald Grant, as reason for the closure of the Salt River Muslim Primary School in Kipling Street on 31 December, "was wholly false" and the process followed by various government departments on the closure was "totally flawed". Aaccording to the task team appointed to fight back against the schools' closure, the MEC was acting in bad faith by completely ignoring the community's sentiments on this issue.