Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

19 Apr 2017

High cost of hajj excludes many in SA

In 1989, an elderly man walked into a fish and chips shop in Jo’burg’s inner city and offered the owner, Fazel Ebrahim, this advice: “Always save your shiniest coin.”

Since then, Ebrahim plucked the glossiest coin from the till and dropped it into a tin. By the time he went on hajj in 2011, he had saved R150 000 for him and his wife to make the religious Islamic pilgrimage.

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3 Apr 2017

SAHUC releases 6th accredited list

Following further cancellations, the South African Hajj and Umrah has released a 6th accredited list. Applicants have until 7th April 2017 at 18h00 to accept accreditation and until Tuesday 18th April 2017 to choose an accredited Hajj Operator.

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