South African National Halaal Authority
December 2009 : Thul Hijjah 1430

No. 48

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1st Global Halal Exhibition , Pakistan

SANHA in its more than a decade long service to the community of Southern Africa, constantly promotes the availability and accessibility of Halaal foods and services.

Cognizant of the fact that the consumption of Halaal is a religious requirement subscribed to by a fifth of mankind and transcends national boundaries, SANHA has endeavoured to build bridges between suppliers and consumers through institutions committed to this ideal.

Therefore it has joined hands with the Halal Development Project of Pakistan and welcomes the hosting of the 1st Global Halaal Expo(GHE) in Karachi in February 2010 as a unique platform to tap the 400 million plus Halaal market that the region serves.

SANHA has already established a presence in Pakistan and is among the founding supporters of this Global event.

With incentives offered by the Government of Pakistan for buyers and exhibitors to the GHE, let the coming year be a new beginning for our entrepreneurs in the spirit of the advice from the Noble Quran “Let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill..." (Noble Quran-Ch 4 Verse 29)

Details of the Expo

Exhibition organizer - Halaal Development Project (See Tell Us And We’ll Tell The World)

Chamber of Commerce – Minara Chamber of Commerce (See organizational Profile)


The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future



Formed in May 2000 with the mission of  “Leadership in business through empowerment and collaboration”  it represents and assists South African Muslim businesses and entrepreneurs. The Chamber’s activities and objectives are based on the need to provide a formal voice and guiding vision for Muslim Business. The constitution and workings are based on an adherence to an Islamic Code of Conduct and Ethics as contained in the Holy Quran.

Membership is open to business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations and students and there is no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, creed, language or cultural caste. Membership extends across South Africa.

The Chamber has received official recognition from the South African government and trade organizations and has established formal relationships with other Chambers of Commerce. It is an executive member of SANHA.

The Minara Chamber of Commerce is built on a solid base of education, ethical conduct, social responsibility and an Islamic Code of Conduct. It provides services and skills to benefit its members allowing them to soar above others. It strives to use its collective resources to uplift the economic standing of the community and become a beacon of guiding light to fellow citizens.

The Minara Chamber of Commerce strives for a high degree of professionalism with an ethos of credibility, dedication, passion and vision.

"O you who believe! Waste not your property among yourselves in vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will: nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah has been to you Most Merciful.” [Al Qur'an 4:29]

Contact Details:


Durban office:

Tel:           +27(31) 2081898
Gauteng office:

Tel:     +27 (11) 0229898
Fax:    +27 (86) 5729898


(Sayings and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him)

Salmaan al-Faarisii radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated:

I read in the Tawraah that the blessings of food lie in washing after eating. I spoke to Rasulullaah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and mentioned to him what I had read in the Tawraah. He responded, “The blessings of food lie in washing before and washing after eating.”


The Ulama have explained that the blessings of washing before eating means an increase in food and satisfaction from hunger. The blessings of washing after eating mean the benefits and intentions of eating are fulfilled i.e. it becomes part of the body, creates energy and stamina, assists in strengthening one to perform acts of worship and to possess good manners.

Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizii,

Chapter on the ablution of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.



Tried and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet connoisseurs, contributors and also from kitchens of our certified plants for your culinary pleasure.

Save the information and make up your own collection of winning recipes.

A recipe from Sister KB, the cookery columnist of Brisbane’s community News Network newsletter (CCN) using SANHA certified Steers sauces.  Ideal for the year-end holiday period.

Mongolian Stir fry


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ kg steak or chicken cut into strips
  • 1 tsp green chillies
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cabbage- shredded
  • 1 ½ cups carrots- cut into julienne strips
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper chopped
  • ½ cup soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ¼ cup steers peri-peri sauce
  • ¼ cup steers barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup spring onions
  • ½ cup dhania (coriander) chopped
Heat oil and stir fry the meat, add green chillies, lemon juice and salt. Remove meat and in the same wok stir fry the vegetable for 2-5 min then add in the cooked meat. Mix the corn flour and the soy sauce and stir it in then add the sauces and cook until light and crunchy. Lastly add dhania and spring onion. Serve with either pita or bread rolls or on a bed of noodles or rice.  

Do you have a recipe to share with the readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to and who knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future edition of the e-Bulletin.



Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Nothing can be more international than the human preoccupation of cooking. Dating back to 6000BC, certain dishes have become renowned throughout the world. Here are a few of them.

Korma - cooked dry in curd, with spices and vegetables, from India

Tempura  - deep-fried pieces of fish and vegetables, from Japan

Tamale - dish of spicy fried mince meat and crushed maize, from Mexico

Provencale - cooked with garlic and tomatoes, from France


In the serious world of Halaal, we take this moment to bring you a smile, a chuckle or even a hearty laugh. It's therapeutic, so pass it on:

Who do we talk to?

Read the outcome when one member of a group of four psychiatrists attending a seminar asked his colleagues,    

"People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears, but we have no one that we can go to when we have problems." The others agreed.

Then one said, "Since we are all professionals, why don't we take some time right now to hear each other out?"

The other three agreed.

The first then confessed, "I have an uncontrollable desire to kill my patients."

The second psychiatrist said, "I love expensive things and so I find ways to cheat my patients out of their money whenever I can so I can buy the things I want."

The third followed with, "I'm involved with selling drugs and often get my patients to sell them for me."

The fourth psychiatrist then confessed, "I know I'm not supposed to, but no matter how hard I try, I can't keep a secret..."





Who's who in the world of Halaal

Name:  Moulana Mohammed Ilyas Cassim

Marital Status:  Married

Education:  Graduated Darul Uloom Zakariyya 2007

Other Interests:  Sports, Teaching

Services:  Teaching

Position:  Inspector – Gauteng office

Key Responsibility at SANHA :  Inspections

Message: If you sweat more in the time of peace you will bleed less in the time of war – Ahmed Deedat

Established in 1673 in Lahore, it is the 7th largest in the world and covers 30.000 square meters. It accommodates 110.000 worshippers.



One out of every five persons on this planet is a Muslim.  He is your neighbour, customer, supplier, employee, boss or friend.

What are the Islamic ethics and etiquette concerning guests?


Here is a sampling from the Prophetic Traditions.

  • He who believes in Allah and in the Last Day should honour his guest.
  • The guest should not stay so long with the host that he inconveniences him.
  • Honouring (i.e. hospitality) of a guest is for three days. Beyond that it will be regarded as an act of charity.
  • The person who has been invited for a meal and does not accept has disobeyed Allah and his Messenger. (If one has a valid reason that prevents one from accepting the invitation, this is an exception.)
  • The Prophetic way of bidding farewell is to accompany the guest up to the door of the house.
  • The following prayer must be made for the host:

    “O Allah, bless them in what you have granted them and forgive them and be Merciful to them.”

Office Closure

P.S. Our offices will remain closed between the 24th December 2009 and the 4th January 2010



Questions & Answers

Q: Are the sweets4U range in the United Kingdom certified by SANHA?
A: Yes, the Sweets 4U range is certified Halaal by SANHA.

Q: Is Everyday Snax Halaal and are they certified by any Halaal body?
A :Absolutely Halaal and they are  certified by SANHA.

Q: Is Black Cat peanut butter Halaal suitable?
A: In terms of information at our disposal Black Cat peanut butter is Halaal suitable.

Q. Are Daybreak Farms Poultry products approved by SANHA?
Yes, this product is approved by SANHA.


Industry News


SANHA certified dairy producer of Rich n Creamy ice cream picked up this year’s prestigious Gold Pack Trophy. Best in category award for packaging.

 See it at a store near you.

Recently Certified List

SANHA certifies over 800 establishments ranging from large multi-nationals to many proudly South African enterprises including cottage industries.
We congratulate the following for being awarded the coveted SANHA Halaal Mark of Assurance:

  • Ribas Manufacturers, Cleveland, Sauces
  • Mochachos, Southgate, Restaurant
  • Café Albrecht, Northriding, Bakery,
  • Sizwe Foods, Hermanstad, Cereals, Baking Ingredients; Brine
  • Season to Season, Northriding, Flavours & Seasonings
  • Nutrachef, Bramley, Snacks
  • Khwaja Garib Nawaz, Fordsburg, Butchery
  • Mochachos, Southgate, Restaurant
  • Daybreak Farms, Sundra, Poultry Abattoir

    For a detailed list of SANHA certified establishments and other queries, please email



Bulletin 47/48 Competition

15 Lucky readers can win a R50.00 (Fifty Rand) Pavilion shopping voucher to be redeemed at any outlet in the centre. 

Answer the following Question:

  1. How many stores are there in the Pavilion Shopping Centre?

Which SANHA office would you like to collect your prize from if you are a winner - Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town? State your preference when submitting your answers.

Send your answer to by Thursday, 31st December 2009.


Tell Us And We'll Tell The World

It’s the first ever and most comprehensive Halaal event in Pakistan that is bound to open doors to the biggest Halaal hub of the region.

Scheduled to be hosted between 12-14 February at the Expo Centre in Karachi it will cover six halls and is estimated to attract 50 000 domestic and international visitors.

It is driven by the Halal Development Project with SANHA’s endorsement as one its international supporters. It is also supported by several ministries of the Pakistan Government who are willing to subsidise buyer visits to the GHE. This is a unique opportunity to serve the 170 million strong Halaal market of Pakistan with access to another 300 million people of Afghanistan, India, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Get in on this inaugural event and book your place now.


For details contact : Halaal Development Project (HDP)

Tel: +92 21 3531 0301-04

SANHA too will assist with your enquiries. Contact: 


Jazakumullah for your speedy and detailed response on e numbers. May Allah accept the hard work you guys put into ensuring we consume only that which is Halaal.


Congratulations on your office move and well done.

S.L. Durban

I am very much thankful to you for sending me Eid Ul Adha information. Please convey my Salaam to your family members and co-workers.

M.O.K- India


Forthcoming Events

9-12 January 2010
9th International Food Tech India 2010
Science City Exhibition Ground
Organizers: N.K. Kapur & Company (private) Limited
Contact: Tel: +91  11 28117927/ 28117928/ 28117929
Fax: +91 11 28117930

4-7 February 2010
Istanbul Yesilkoy Exhibition Centre
Organizers: Atilim Fairs & Org
Contact Details

12-14 February 2010
Global Halal Expo Pakistan 2010
Karachi Expo Cnetre
Tel: + 92 21 3531 0301


21-24 February 2010
Kenya Food Expo
Kenyatta International Conference Centre
Organizers: Innovation Exhibitions
Contact details: +254-20-247277 



  “… but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill”

Noble Quran Chapter 4 Verse 29

 An introductory service to foster trade. Please undertake your own checks as SANHA cannot warrant nor take responsibility on any transactions.


 Government recognized export house wishes to make contact with customers in South Africa.

Contact: Ashish Chopda


Malaysian Palm oil manufacturer seeks customers for vegetable cooking oil and spaghetti.

Contact: Mohamad Bathich


Your discovery column of spectacular spice, fabulous fruit, incredible ingredient, vital vegetable, marvellous mineral and vibrant vitamin.


A colourless, odourless, sweet viscous liquid that is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It is a by- product of the soap manufacturing industry and is derived from either animal or vegetable fats.

As it is a humectant with a high solubility rate, it is used as a preservative and filler in foods such as commercially produced biscuits.

In pharmaceuticals it can be found in cough syrups, elixirs, expectorants, toothpastes, mouthwashes, skin care, shaving cream and hair care products.

Ensure the Glycerin used in your product is Halaal. Verify with our helpline 0861 786 111

Health and Beauty

Look good - feel good. Tips for a sound mind in a sound body.

Rose Petals Hand Cream

 A simple but effective formula for protecting your skin from drying out.

 Simple to make- simple to use


1/3 cup glycerin

2/3 cups rosewater


Combine ingredients by shaking in a bottle. To use: massage into hands regularly.


Since this recipe does not contain preservatives, keep refrigerated. Shelf life is approximately one week. 

See related article on Glycerin in Mysterious Spice and all Things Nice.


Halaal Helpline 0861 786 111

Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
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