Established for over a decade, since 1996, the Centre for Contemporary Islam (CCI) continues with its academic and publishing activity. The CCI's flagship publication is the Annual Review of Islam in South Africa (ARISA), which has been published every year since 1998.

Two major projects that the CCI ran successfully were: the South African Netherlands Research Project for Alternative Developments (SANPAD) between 2000 and 2003; the Islamic Law Project in Africa (ILAP) between 2000 and 2002.