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The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has allocated R3 718 839 which will afford 384 disadvantaged students in the Western Cape to study in a field of their choice at various tertiary institutions, namely the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), University of the Western Cape (UWC), University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (SUN) as well as the Islamic Peace College of SA (IPSA).

SANZAF's cumulative national education and empowerment spend for 2014 amounts to R15.5 million which will assist up to 1,005 students. In 2013, 550 students benefitted nationally from the bursary programme totalling close to R10 million.

SANZAF has allocated R182437.10 to the University Cape Town (UCT) which will provide bursaries to some 19 students studying within various fields at the institution.

SANZAF Western Cape Administrator Moulana Sarfaraaz Hamza and UCT Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Crain Soudien

Alumni Relations Manager Lungile Jacobs, SANZAF Bursary Coordinator Faeza Govind, SANZAF Western Cape Administrator Moulana Sarfaraaz Hamza and UCT Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Crain Soudien and SANZAF Bursary Champion Asief Mohamed

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SANZAF Bursary Cheque Handovers

Media Release
2 May 2014
SANZAF Bursary Cheque Handovers

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is pleased to announce that a total amount of R3 718 839.09 will be handed to a number of tertiary institutions in Western Cape to assist 384 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes both academic and Islamic institutions locally and abroad.


SANZAF launches annual Winter Warmth Campaign

SANZAF Media Release
24 March 2014

SANZAF launches annual Winter Warmth Campaign

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF), a faith based organisation has launched its annual national Operation Winter Warmth (OWW) initiative. The theme of OWW this year is 'help us help others' and seeks to provide essential items to children, the aged and families in need across South Africa.

To commemorate 40 years of service to the community, SANZAF is working in partnership with various organisations and business to tackle child poverty and deprivation in South Africa.

On the eve of the launch, SANZAF National Chairperson Sajid Dawray said:

"There are thousands of children living in poverty in South Africa. Some of these children are living in homes lacking the most basic amenities the rest of us take for granted. These children go to school hungry, not having had a proper breakfast or go through winter without warm clothing or a decent pair of shoes. Some even have to sleep on damp mattresses on the floor because they do not have their own beds. This winter, we are working in partnership with the community and to provide warmth to families in need".

SANZAF Western Cape Administrator Sarfaraaz Hamza said:

"We are pleased that SANZAF is able to make this contribution to over 1,000 at Huguenot Primary School in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain. We envisage a roll-out of the programme at five schools in the Cape Flats area. This programme makes a positive impact on low income families with young children who have a serious material need in their home. Items awarded improve children's ability to eat, sleep, and learn in their home environment. At this time of year when families are struggling to keep the fires burning at home... our programme is more critical than ever."

He called on members of the public to reach out and warm a heart this winter.

Operation Winter Warmth launch details:
Date: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Time: 9am – 11am (handover of beanie packs)
Venue: Huguenot Primary School, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain
(33 Huguenot Avenue)

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