the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Many a successful business and famous
brand has had its origins in recessionary
drives innovation. If you have great passion
and belief in what you are doing, knowledge
of the business and a plan, and an unwavering
conviction in Allah Ta’ala’s
will for whatever you receive, then you
will be successful despite times of financial
crisis. An eighteenth century poet wrote
“oars alone can never
prevail to reach the distant coast, the
breath of heaven must swell the sail or
all the toil is lost”.
the talented people who are stuck in a
one way job, gifted graduates struggling
to find meaningful employment or students
unable to afford fees or stay home parents,
entrepreneurship is an honest and dignified
way of being a provider to one’s
family. Businesses are started with high
hopes and glorious dreams. Whilst it is
relatively easy to start a business, it
is much more difficult to build it, to
make it succeed, to avoid the traps and
pitfalls and frustrations, and enjoy the
fruits of success over the years. Here
is an edited summary of 10
Stumbling Blocks that Limit Business Growth
taken from leading coach and mentor Philip
Fear and Confusion. There is
either a sense of being over-whelmed by
the size of the tasks or a refusal to
master the work of being an entrepreneur
and business owner.
Lack of Capital. Capital comes
in three forms: Time, money and energy.
Some people have one or two but not all
three, and they fail because they simply
cannot sustain the growth phase of their
Lack of Courage or Commitment.
Building a business is always risky. Some
people perceive the risk as frightening,
others see it as an exciting challenge,
but there is always risk. Manage it. Understand
the risks and enjoy the process. You will
make mistakes but learn from them.
Refusal to select and target and audience.
No one can sell their services to “everyone”
– a message that goes to everyone
is unlikely to create a sense of urgency
in anyone in particular.
Choosing the wrong audience.
A market that cannot or will not pay or
an audience that is too small or dispersed
is a recipe for disaster. The same problem
exists when trying to reach an audience
that is dispersed over a large geographic
area and not easily identified.
Fuzzy or unfocused message. What
exact benefits do you provide? To whom?
Under what circumstances and at what cost?
How can people contact you? Be precise,
be clear, be specific.
Lack of planning – too many random
efforts. Many entrepreneurs try
a little radio, a direct mailing, join
a service organization, offer free samples,
and then report that they have “tried
everything and nothing worked”.
Pick one, and stay the course!
Too much advertising, too little relationship
building. Advertising works best
for tangible products because customers
can see the results. Intangible services
are very difficult to advertise and are
almost always purchased based on the quality
of the relationship.
Laziness and/or Greed. Your business
ONLY exists to serve the customer! You
must make a profit in order to continue
serving the customer, but service is the
key to success. Everything must be focused
Having a product or service that fails
to produce adequate benefits, or fails
to serve as promised. Do your best –
home industries offering Halaal catering
have sprung up.Some have approached SANHA
for Certification and those who meet our
stringent requirements have acquired the
coveted SANHA mark of
applauds the efforts of the people to
uplift themselves and offers its support
and encouragement to these entrepreneurs
and also subsidizes the cost of certification
where deemed appropriate.
a list of SANHA certified
Halaal caterers click
SANHA for guidelines
and requirements for Halaal certification
of your business.
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
in 2003 to serve humanity, irrespective
of creed, colour, culture, religion or geographical
boundaries. It’s motto reads “striving
to serve humanity” and its operations
revolve around this noble concept. Its central
focus is to assist in times of distress
especially disasters. The Foundation is
known for its quick response to humanitarian
emergencies across the globe alongside leading
international aid agencies. Thus far, the
Al-Imdaad Foundation has assisted impoverished
and affected communities in over 33 countries
worldwide in a span of just 7 years. Great
emphasis has been placed on social work
within South Africa with its long term goals
being poverty alleviation and community
development. Such programmes include:
Slice4Life Campaign: Nutritious
sandwiches are distributed to poor and hungry
patients at South Africa’s major hospitals
on a daily basis.
• Annual Winter Warmth Operation:
Approximately 50 000 blankets are distributed
across South Africa’s nine provinces.
• Medical Rehabilitation Projects:
Assistance is provided to needy recipients
who are unable to afford medical treatment
Widows & Orphans Programme:
These are the most vulnerable people in
our society and an extensive programme has
been rolled out to assist them.
Al-Imdaad Foundation has adopted a general
principle that if any disaster transpires
locally or within the SADC countries, it
will immediately mobilise its humanitarian
operations and respond with the necessary
relief aid. Its relief teams are always
on standby for any fire disaster, severe
storms, flooding or any other disaster.
In recent days, the Al-Imdaad Foundation
has responded to two extreme disasters on
either side of the geographical scale-the
severe droughts in the Cape and devastating
flooding in the KZN and Gauteng Provinces
respectively. The Foundation relies deeply
upon the services of volunteers locally
and internationally. The Al-Imdaad Foundation
plans to extend its humanitarian portfolio
across the globe whilst simultaneously portraying
the compassion of all South Africans. Four
international branch offices in Australia,
Indonesia, Jordan and the United Kingdom
have been established. As the organisation
grows, we aim to increase our capacity so
that more can be done to assist those in
need. The Foundation is at an advanced staged
of establishing itself across many countries
in Africa and is already registered on the
UN NGO Database. The Al-Imdaad Foundation
is the only South African NGO to be a signatory
to the code of conduct of the IFRC in Geneva.
further enquiries about the AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION
and how you can assist those in need visit
www.alimdaad.com , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0861 786 243 / 011 830 2004.
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
al-Faarisi radiyallaahu ‘anhu narrated:
read in the Torah that the blessings of
food lie in washing (the hands) after
eating. I spoke to Rasulullah sallallahu
‘alayhi wa sallam and mentioned
to him what I had read in the Torah. He
responded, “The blessings of food
lie in washing before and after eating.”
Zakariya Kandalwi comments:
Torah may only have mentioned washing
after eating. The washing before was added
to the Shari‘ah of Rasulullah sallallahu
‘alayhi wa sallam. Allah revealed
laws which were not in the previous Shari‘ahs.
Another possibility is that the Torah
did mention both washes, but since changes
were made to it the law of washing before
eating was removed.
have explained that the blessings of washing
before eating mean 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.
lit-Tirmizii, Chapter on the ablution
of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi
and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet
connoisseurs, contributors and also from
kitchens of our certified plants for your
the information and make up your own collection
of winning recipes.
and lime cheesecake
have turned to the award winning taste
producers of the highest quality cheese
and dairy products, Lancewood, for our
readers recipe request. Lancewood Cheese
is SANHA certified.
delight to make and delicious to eat.
and Lime Cheesecake
6 - 8
1 x 200 g packet tennis biscuits, finely
45 ml sugar
2.5 ml ground cinnamon
100 g unsalted butter, melted
4 extra large eggs
150 ml sugar
2 x 230 g tubs LANCEWOOD plain low fat
Grated zest of one small lemon and one
1 x 385 g can condensed milk
75 ml mixed lemon and lime juice
The remaining 1/2 of the lemon and lime
Combine biscuits, sugar and cinnamon.
Shake evenly over the bottom of a loose
bottomed cake tin. Drizzle the butter
evenly over the crumbs. Beat the eggs
until pale. Add the sugar little by little
and beat until the mixture is thick and
creamy. Add the cream cheese and 1/2 the
lemon and lime zest. Mix well. Pour into
the prepared base. Bake in a preheated
oven at 180ºC for 40 - 45 minutes.
Mix the ingredients for the topping together
and pour over the cheesecake. Leave to
cool and refrigerate overnight.
Use lemons instead of limes.
• Use the pulp of 2 granadillas
in the topping instead of lemon and lime
a special occasion, garnish elaborately
with berries and white and dark chocolate
curls. Dust with a little icing sugar.
you have a recipe to share?
in your recipes to email@example.com
and see it on our soon to be established
recipe column on the net.
We'll publish - you'll get
can be more international than the human
preoccupation of cooking. Dating back
to 6000 BC, dishes have been developed
in various areas of the world. We bring
you 3 food terms of Spanish and Latin
- fried tortilla served with hot chilli
sauce. “The whole enchilada,”
has become an American idiom, meaning,
“all of it”.
- tortilla with a meat or cheese filling.
- hors d’oeuvres or savoury snacks
of sausage, seafood, or similar.
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:
DOCTOR! (Part 2)
isn’t much fun in medicine but there
is a lot of medicine in fun. Research
has shown enormous benefits from muscle
relaxation, reduction of stress hormones,
immune system enhancements and cardiac
exercise, reduction in blood pressure
and a general feeling of wellbeing when
humour is applied even to terminal patients.
Doctor! Doctor! Please help me. I have
this incredible urge to always steal things.
classic symptoms of kleptomania. Take
these tablets three times a day for ten
days. If it doesn’t work please
make a note that I am in the market for
a DVD player, a garmin and a small laptop
Doctor! Doctor! I keep imagining myself
as a cartoon character. I am Donald Duck
on some days and on others I am Mickey
Mouse. Cure me.
out the television set from your home
and the Disney spells will soon stop.
Doctor! Doctor! Help! I can’t feel
my legs after the accident. Why?
pretty normal for anyone who have had
their arms amputated.
Doctor! Doctor, I think I am shrinking?
You’ll just have to
be a little patient.
5. Doctor! Doctor! I need glasses, I can’t
see that well.
definitely need glasses, Sir. This is
the SANHA offices you are standing in
right now. The optician is in the next
and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist
Ebi Lockhat every Monday morning after
the 8:00 am news. Catch it on audio streaming
feel free to download and use as you like.
The courtesy of an acknowledgement will
be appreciated if you intend posting and/or
Casino, Port Elizabeth)
fraudulently used the SANHA logo on advertising
material / menus.
Any queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111
(Red Crest Farms cc)
Stutterheim, Eastern Cape
Longer certified Halaal by SANHA.
withdrawn due to breach of contract.
urge Halaal Traders and Consumers to exercise caution!!
queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect
of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
HELPLINE - 0861 786 111
Who in the world of Halaal
: Maulana Kassim Hussein Akili
Marital Status : Married
Education : Hafiz ul
Quraan- Darul Uloom Azaadville
Other Interests : Reading,
Sports and Wildlife
Position : SANHA inspector
Key Responsibility :
Inspections of certified plants and assisting
with office administration.
Message : Always remain
humble, it will only increase you in honour.
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
is "Islamic Fundamentalism"
is no concept of "Fundamentalism"
in Islam. The media has coined this term to
brand those Muslims who wish to return to the
basic fundamental principles of Islam and mould
their lives accordingly. Islam is, by its very
nature, a religion of moderation and a practicing
Allah-fearing Muslim does not transgress the
bounds of moderation Islam has set. The Qur´aan
We have made you a moderate nation that you
may witness against mankind..."
• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Meetings with companies
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly
• Database management
• Query Co-ordination and follow -ups
• General administration
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Articulate Communication
• Excellent People Skills
• Good Computer Literacy
• Able To Work Under Pressure
cv to: 011 870 8020 or
CONSULTANT - DURBAN
Africa’s leading Islamic free to air radio
station is expanding and coming to Kwa Zulu
Fantastic opportunity and earning potential.
We are looking for a Deeni conscious, well motivated
Individual with sales ability and enjoys dealing
with the public.
* Securing advertising
* Promoting Radio Islam
* Participating in community events, fairs,
* Competitive salary with incentives
* Company vehicle or allowance for your transport
* Full training provided at our Johannesburg
CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 011 854 7024
Call: 011 854 7022
for Poultry Abattoir and Farm Manager
personnel required for Tswana Pride in Gaborone,
Botswana. The new abattoir facility, due for
completion in February/March 2011, will meet
EU standards & be capable of handling 25000
birds per day.
* Basic Salary to be Negotiated.
* Accommodation provided.
* Company Vehicle provided.
* 50% Medical Aid
* Gratuity of 25% of Salary payable on successful
completion of contract (3 years).
* Incentives based on profitability of department.
* Bonus in form of 13th Cheque based on minimum
of 1 year service and performance of company
Tel: +267 3951736
establishments: send your vacancies to email@example.com
for your free advertising
I would like if you could please
assist. I would like to know if
DURSOT canned products are Halaal
especially the one with kabaab?
A: The entire range of Dursots canned
products are now certified Halaal
by SANHA. All new packaging will
carry the SANHA logo.
Q: Is Steers at Shell Overport
Without doubt this outlet is Halaal
and has been certified by SANHA
since it’s doors opened in
As per your announcement we are
abstaining from Clover Sour Cream.
Which sour creams are approved by
SANHA? Do you by any chance have
a recipe for a cheesecake using
following Sour Creams are certified
by SANHA and carry our logo
2) Pick and Pay brand - CrémeFraiche
(look for the SANHA logo)
our winning recipe column for a
new food labeling regulations
that the Department of Health
is going to implement in March
2011 is aimed at controlling
the labeling of foodstuff
in South Africa. It provides
for an overhaul of the entire
system. We touch briefly on
the aspect of date marking.
No person shall be allowed
to import, manufacture, sell,
distribute or even donate
foodstuff unless a date marking
is clearly indicated on the
label or container.
• The date shall be
preceded by the appropriate
words ‘best before’
and/or ‘use by’,
and/or ‘sell by’,
depending on the nature of
• Please note that abbreviations
shall not be permitted, except
for ‘BB’ for ‘best
before’ but the proceeding
words shall be written out
• In cases where several
items are included in an outer
wrapper or sleeve the date
would have to appear on the
packaging that will be retained
by the consumer until consumption.
• The date shall be
indicated in the order, ‘Day
Month-Year’ when numbers
• However in the case
of imported products where
another order that ‘Day-Month-Year’
is used, the month should
be indicated in letters either
written out in full or abbreviated,
and the year should be written
out in full.
Jane Badham - MD of JB Consultancy
certifies over 1100 establishments
ranging from large multi-nationals
to many proudly South African
enterprises including cottage
congratulate the following for
being awarded the coveted SANHA
Halaal Mark of Assurance:
Zimele Packing Solutions CC, Tokai,
Cape Town - Dry Food Contract
Fish Aways, 59 Allen Street, Newcastle,
KZN - Restaurant
Mochachos Kroonstad, Shop 20,
Panorama Plaza, Corner South Road
& Dolf Street, Kroonstad -
Great Scott Foods, 5 Edward Street,
10 Solo Park, Hennopspark, Centurion
Flavour Sensations, Tillbury Park,
1030 16 Rd, Randjiespark, Midrand
- Flavour House
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and
other queries, please email
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What day and time is the weekly
SANHA programme on Radio Islam?
What is the name of the humorist
presenting the Monday morning
slot on Radio Islam?
Which SANHA office would you like
to collect your prize from?
closing date: March 16 2011
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Islam was amongst the first of the Islamic
community radio stations that were established
in a liberated South Africa. It is a free
on air service that broadcasts on medium
original footprint was the greater Gauteng
area. However, with advances in satellite
technology and use of a signal decoder,
one can receive clear signals all over Southern
Africa. Also with audio streaming via their
has gone global. Thousands of hits from
countries as far away as Australia, USA,
Saudi Arabia and the UK bear testimony to
Islam is an ardent supporter of issues pertaining
to the consumption of Halaal and dedicates
a weekly program to it hosted by SANHA.
Catch it on Mondays at approximately 18h30
35 Cuckoo Ave
Extension 1, Lenasia, 1827
Gauteng, South Africa
+27 11 854 7022
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win a Radio Islam Satellite Dish and Decoder
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residing in SA would like to request
from SANHA that
if can myself be included in you
mailing list for the regular bulletin
and also like to obtain the previous
12 months issues of Flash News.
will gladly place your name on
our free subscription listing
for our newsletter and announcements.
may view our Bulletins and Flash
news on our website. www.sanha.org.za
for the prize, and also for the
wonderful service that your organization
is rendering to the Ummah.
Allah accept all your efforts.
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 3038 2180
15 February 2011
What’s in a label (TFSN
South Africa, Woodmead
Organizers: The Food Safety
Contact: Tracey Botes
Tel: +27 71 263 2963
Global Food Safety Conference
Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
Organisers: The Consumer Goods
Tel: +331 44 69 84 84
16 February 2011
Tel: +49 (0) 9 11 86 06-0
Enterprise Risk Management Africa
Contact: Brian Shabangu
Tel: +27 (0) 11 463 6001
Euro Shop 2011- The Global Retail
Organizers: Messe Dusseldorf
Contact: Annette Pringle- kolsch
Tel: 011 486 2775
26 February 2011
Organizers : Messe Dusseldorf
Contact: Bianca Zeyen
Tel: +49 (0) 211 4560 7605
FEBRUARY 25-27, 2011
Penang International Halal Expo
& Conference 2011
Organizers: Penang International
Tel: 604 646 7866 / 604 262
27 February –
1 March 2011
Contact: Sheila Baranda
Tel: +971 4 308 6473
but let there be amongst you traffic
and trade by mutual goodwill"
Noble Quran Chapter
4 Verse 29
introductory service to foster
trade. Please undertake your own
checks as SANHA
cannot warrant nor take responsibility
on any transactions.
following enquirers are seeking
to source products:
Quantities of Fruit
Ice - Cream
Black Forest &
branding and promotional opportunities
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print edition newsletter. 75000
copies distributed nationally.
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of back issues.
exclusively for SANHA
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
is a starch extracted from the
root of the plant species Manihot
esculenta. This species, native
to the Amazon, Brazil, Colombia
and Venezuela as well as the Caribbean,
Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican
Republic, Honduras, most of the
West Indies is now cultivated
worldwide and has many names,
Tapioca is a staple food in some
regions and is used worldwide.
It is gluten free, and almost
completely protein free. Commercially
prepared tapioca has many uses
from Tapioca powder is commonly
used as a thickener for soups
and other liquid foods, and is
also used as a binder in pharmaceutical
tablets and natural paints. The
flour is used to make tender breads,
cakes, biscuits, cookies, and
other delicacies. Tapioca flakes
are used to thicken the filling
of pies made with fruits having
a high water content.
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
the flu with food
the immune system, combat
viruses and keep the flu
away. Anshul Jaibharat,
B.Sc, PGDM tells us about
the ACE triple effect
to ward of the flu. “Vitamins
A, C and E are powerful
antioxidants that inactivate
harmful free radicals
and increase immunity
by maintaining the body’s
natural immune cells,”
cereals and milk
All these food products,
including yogurt and beans
are good sources of zinc,
a mineral that helps your
body produce stronger
antibodies in a jiffy.
oats and barley
Lemons and fresh lemon
juice for “restoring
the body’s internal
climate ( ph balance)
that supports healthy
bacteria. Oats and barley
for their beta glucan,
a type of fibre with anti-
microbial and anti-oxidant
Soup with pieces of chicken,
lots of veggies, onions,
garlic and herb will make
you feel more energetic
and help clear up clogged
airways if you’re
already down with the
Garlic has been used for
ages to treat fungal and
viral infections. It contains
allicin, ajoene and thiosulfates,
which help the body fight
Herbal teas are packed
with antioxidants. A cup
of herbal tea packs quite
a punch where free radicals