During the weekend of the 8th and 9th October 2011,
South Coast Madressa held its inaugural Spring Fair at the Mr Price
Kings Park Rugby Stadium. It was a bold step into the unknown because
as a school we were treading onto a new territory that required
astute planning and careful strategizing and the enormity of the
project was overwhelming and it was something that was never attempted
by South Coast Madressa as a school before.
Nevertheless it proved to be a very fruitful exercise, with thousands
of people in attendance. It was a deviation from other stereotypical
fairs, in that it encompassed three new facets to it. A car show
that lured many motor car enthusiasts who brought their most prised
modes of transport. This took place on both days and proved to be
a very keenly contested competition. The show culminated in a victory
lap on the main field with all present applauding the respective
winners in each category.
The other was a unique soccer 20/20 for Gaza. This was a soccer
tournament for the youth of Durban who participated with the sole
intention for raising funds for Gaza. The standard of the soccer
was of a very high standard with many boys displaying their prowess
at this particular code of sport.
The evenings were punctuated with Islamic entertainment in the
form of Naaths by prominent Aalims,
Nasheeds and Nazms by the ever popular Islamic youth band Wahid.
This proved to be very popular as many people gathered to witness
their live performance on stage. Light entertainment was also provided
by Sagie Muruvan who had the huge crowds in stiches on both nights.
The stallholders were also elated at their vending prospects and
many expressed their jubilation at having made good business. Other
special features included the expertise of Durban’s professional
chef, Mrs Asha. Maharaj for sharing her invaluable culinary skills.
This also witnessed by many enthusiastic females who were delighted
to be a part of this cooking extravaganza.
A cancer awareness campaign was carried out by doctors from the
cancer awareness centre. Their special emphasis was on female breast
cancer. This proved to be a very effective campaign with many ladies
The amusement section provided ample amusement and fun for the
little ones who were totally enthralled by all the rides and activities