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Calenders

Wembley’s Islamic calendars are a symbol of Wembley’s ongoing commitment to supporting the local community. Free to all customers and visitors for the past 25 years, our calendars chronicle sites and events of historical significance in Islam alongside beautifully photographed images.

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The Wembley Super 8 cricket carnival

Launched in 2010, this rapidly growing sporting event aims to nurture the social and community participation of the youth through the game of cricket. Participants between the ages of 16 and 25 compete in a format styled after the IPL franchise system. The first tournament saw over 10 000 visitors raise over R150 000 to aid victims of the tsunami in Haiti. In 2011, with Abdullah Gangraker’s sponsorship the tournament was an equally resounding success, with the Kalusta Super Chargers reprising their dominance of the previous event. The impact of the tournament has spanned far beyond the playing field, forging bonds between the young and old that are so often missing in modern society, and leading many of the participants to become involved in social upliftment and community tuition programs.

The impact of the tournament has spanned far beyond the playing field, forging bonds between the young and old that are so often missing in modern society, and leading many of the participants to become involved in social upliftment and community tuition programs.

The next tournament is scheduled to run on the 12th and 19th of February 2012 at Rygate Sports Ground. The tournament will be further enhanced with fun new activities, along with great Wembley food.

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Islamia Hall

Islamia College is one of the leading Muslim schools in South Africa, incorporating a Primary and Secondary school for both girls and boys.

Wembley built the Islamia College Hall in memory of Haji Eshack and Halima Gangraker, the parents of Haji Abdullah Gangraker (‘Mr Wembley’).

Wembley built the Islamia College Hall in memory of Haji Eshack and Halima Gangraker, the parents of Haji Abdullah Gangraker (‘Mr Wembley’). The hall was completed and officially opened in October 2010, a date that coincided with the centenary celebrations of the arrival of Haji Esack Gangraker in South Africa, and stands as a testimony to the pioneering spirit and sacrifices of our forefathers.

The hall has greatly enhanced the schooling experience of the Islamia College’s learners. It is used for assemblies, guest lectures, seminars and presentations as well as indoor sports like table tennis, chess and volleyball. The beautiful decor and impressive architectural design also make the hall a sought-after venue for private functions, with all profits generated going back into the Islamia College’s coffers.

At Wembley, we believe that our children are indeed our future. If they are to adequately embrace the future, it is imperative that they are equipped with the tools of leadership and the best of education. The Wembley Group of Companies is humbled by the opportunity to be involved in educating our youth, and we view the construction of the Islamia College Hall as an expression of our commitment to the future of our community.

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Golf cart donation set to go a long way

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) received a donation of two more golf carts that are to be used for patient transport, especially those people who need assistance in walking long distances.

Alaric Jacobs, communications officer for GSH, told the Tatler that the four- and six-seater golf carts that were received were donated by the Wembley Group on Tuesday October 11, and will be used to transport patients and visitors from the entrance on the E-floor in the new main building of the hospital to the various lifts and wards.

Theuns Botha, MEC for Health, said the Western Cape government is grateful for every contribution that improves patients’ experience at public hospitals.

Theuns Botha, MEC for Health, said the Western Cape government is grateful for every contribution that improves patients’ experience at public hospitals. “Public money simply cannot pay for the kind of gift that we are receiving today – golf carts,” he said. Mr Jacobs said the drivers are well-trained and know the hospital inside out.