Who we are

Islamia’s vision is to produce well balanced, enlightened, empowered, independent-thinking, conscientious human beings, subscribing to Divine guidance and emulating the ideals of prophetic examples who play a constructive role as compassionate, informed individuals in society.

Islamia College was founded in 1984, and was located in Rylands Estate, Cape Town, South Africa as the Habibia Girls College. It was founded under the leadership of the community based board of directors. The College started with 2 grades and 47 students in the storeroom of Habibia Masjid. The institute is now based at Lansdowne Road, Rondebosch East and has grown to a campus with five components.


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Islamia News

Geography Tour to Turkey

Our high school students had the privilege of going on a school tour to Turkey during the school holidays. From the 13th March to the 27th March, these students embarked on an unforgettable journey filled with insight into the rich history, architecture and beautiful surroundings of Turkey. Geography teacher, Mrs Nazlia Rayned, accompanied the learners on this exciting trip: “This tour was aimed at highlighting key geological gems within the region of Turkey such as Read More

Islamia Girls’ High Represents at the English Symposium

On the 23rd of February 2019 the 2019 English Symposium was held at Herschel Girls’ School where Zaiba Sulaiman, the National Poetry for Life 2018 First Prize Winner, and Ekran Noor, the MJC Islamic Eisteddfod 2018 First Prize Winner, represented Islamia College. They were the only learners who were invited by the WCED, Metro Central Education District to recite the poems which won them each their First Prize positions. It was indeed a great honour Read More

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