South African National Halaal Authority
February 2011: Rabiul Awwal 1432

No. 60

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



When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Many a successful business and famous brand has had its origins in recessionary times.

Recession 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”.

For 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 Humbert.

1. 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.

2. 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 business.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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!

8. 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.

9. 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 on that.

10. Having a product or service that fails to produce adequate benefits, or fails to serve as promised. Do your best – every time!

Many 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 approval.

SANHA 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.

For a list of SANHA certified Halaal caterers click here

Contact SANHA for guidelines and requirements for Halaal certification of your business.



The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

The Al-Imdaad Foundation

Formed 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.

The 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.

For further enquiries about the AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION and how you can assist those in need visit www.alimdaad.com , e-mail info@alimdaad.com or call 0861 786 243 / 011 830 2004.


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

Salmaan al-Faarisi radiyallaahu ‘anhu narrated:

I 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.”

Comment: Mawlaanaa Zakariya Kandalwi comments:

The 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.

‘Ulama 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.

Reference: 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.

Lemon and lime cheesecake

We 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.

A delight to make and delicious to eat.

Lemon and Lime Cheesecake

SERVES 6 - 8


1 x 200 g packet tennis biscuits, finely crushed
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 cream cheese
Grated zest of one small lemon and one small lime

1 x 385 g can condensed milk
75 ml mixed lemon and lime juice
The remaining 1/2 of the lemon and lime zest mixture

METHOD: 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 zest.

For a special occasion, garnish elaborately with berries and white and dark chocolate curls. Dust with a little icing sugar.

Do you have a recipe to share?

Send in your recipes to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za and see it on our soon to be established recipe column on the net.

We'll publish - you'll get the credit!




Nothing 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 American dishes.

Enchilada - fried tortilla served with hot chilli sauce. “The whole enchilada,” has become an American idiom, meaning, “all of it”.

Taco - tortilla with a meat or cheese filling.

Tapas - hors d’oeuvres or savoury snacks of sausage, seafood, or similar.



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:


There 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.

1. Doctor! Doctor! Please help me. I have this incredible urge to always steal things.

It's 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 computer.

2. 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.

Throw out the television set from your home and the Disney spells will soon stop.

3. Doctor! Doctor! Help! I can’t feel my legs after the accident. Why?

That’s pretty normal for anyone who have had their arms amputated.

4. 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.

You definitely need glasses, Sir. This is the SANHA offices you are standing in right now. The optician is in the next block.

Conceived and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist Ebi Lockhat every Monday morning after the 8:00 am news. Catch it on audio streaming http://radioislam.ndstream.net

Please feel free to download and use as you like. The courtesy of an acknowledgement will be appreciated if you intend posting and/or republishing.



The Indian Cuisine

(Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth)

has fraudulently used the SANHA logo on advertising material / menus.

Exercise Restraint!

Any queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.

HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111

ANCA Poultry
(Red Crest Farms cc)
Stutterheim, Eastern Cape

No Longer certified Halaal by SANHA.

Certification withdrawn due to breach of contract.

We urge Halaal Traders and Consumers to exercise caution!!

Any queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.

HALAAL HELPLINE - 0861 786 111



Who's Who in the world of Halaal

Name : 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.



Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words

Radio Islam Decoder
To win one of these fabulous decoders see competition/giveaway section.




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

What is "Islamic Fundamentalism"

There 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 declares,

"Thus, We have made you a moderate nation that you may witness against mankind..." (al-Baqarah 143)




Consumer Helpline Consultant

• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Meetings with companies
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly reports
• Database management
• Query Co-ordination and follow -ups
• General administration

Minimum Qualifications:
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Articulate Communication
• Excellent People Skills
• Good Computer Literacy
• Able To Work Under Pressure
• Matriculant

References Essential

Fax cv to: 011 870 8020 or
Email: manager-gp@sanha.org.za



South Africa’s leading Islamic free to air radio station is expanding and coming to Kwa Zulu Natal.
Fantastic opportunity and earning potential.
We are looking for a Deeni conscious, well motivated Individual with sales ability and enjoys dealing with the public.

Main duties
* Securing advertising
* Promoting Radio Islam
* Participating in community events, fairs, exhibitions etc.

We offer
* Competitive salary with incentives
* Company vehicle or allowance for your transport negotiable.
* Full training provided at our Johannesburg head office

Forward CV to stationmanager@radioislam.co.za
Fax: 011 854 7024
Call: 011 854 7022


Vacancies for Poultry Abattoir and Farm Manager

Above 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.

Package as follows:
* 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 & individual.

Contact: Yusuf Dada
Tel: +267 3951736

SANHA establishments: send your vacancies to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za for your free advertising




Q: 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 Motors Halaal?

A: Without doubt this outlet is Halaal and has been certified by SANHA since it’s doors opened in 2007.

Q: 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 creamcheese?

The following Sour Creams are certified by SANHA and carry our logo

1) Lancewood
2) Pick and Pay brand - CrémeFraiche (look for the SANHA logo)

See our winning recipe column for a recipe. (Click here)


Food Labeling

The 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.

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 the product.

• Please note that abbreviations shall not be permitted, except for ‘BB’ for ‘best before’ but the proceeding words shall be written out in full.

• 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 are used.

• 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.

Source: Jane Badham - MD of JB Consultancy


SANHA certifies over 1100 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:

* Zimele Packing Solutions CC, Tokai, Cape Town - Dry Food Contract Packer

* Fish Aways, 59 Allen Street, Newcastle, KZN - Restaurant

* Mochachos Kroonstad, Shop 20, Panorama Plaza, Corner South Road & Dolf Street, Kroonstad - Restaurant

* Great Scott Foods, 5 Edward Street, 10 Solo Park, Hennopspark, Centurion - Sauces

* Flavour Sensations, Tillbury Park, 1030 16 Rd, Randjiespark, Midrand - Flavour House

For a detailed list of SANHA certified establishments and other queries, please email helpline@sanha.org.za


Bulletin Competition 60


Win a Radio Islam Satellite Dish and Decoder Set to the value of R500.00 and listen to your favourite Islamic programs with digital clarity.

Answer the following questions:

1. What day and time is the weekly SANHA programme on Radio Islam?

2. What is the name of the humorist presenting the Monday morning slot on Radio Islam?

3. Which SANHA office would you like to collect your prize from?

Competition closing date: March 16 2011

send your answers to

See photo gallery for a picture of the prize



A wonderful opportunity for you to own one of these gift boxes (click here) with an Afrikaans Quraan with great supporting booklets. Get one or more if you want to present it to you friends, colleagues, employees etc.

Kindly sponsored by the IPCI Click here for organisational profile.

For your free copy write to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za with your postal details.

If you wish to collect one from our offices, please contact Z Haniff Tel: 031 2075768 to arrange this.



Sponsor of our great prize.

Radio 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 wave 1548.

Its 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 website www.radioislam.co.za

Listenership has gone global. Thousands of hits from countries as far away as Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia and the UK bear testimony to this.

Radio 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

Contact Details:
35 Cuckoo Ave
Extension 1, Lenasia, 1827
Gauteng, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 854 7022

See our competition section for a chance to win a Radio Islam Satellite Dish and Decoder set.


I am from Sri Lanka , presently 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.

MMH. Sri Lanka

We will gladly place your name on our free subscription listing for our newsletter and announcements.

You may view our Bulletins and Flash news on our website. www.sanha.org.za


JazakAllah for the prize, and also for the wonderful service that your organization is rendering to the Ummah.

May Allah accept all your efforts.

AS- Cape Town


Forthcoming Events

9 February 2011
Fruit Logistica

Messe Berlin GmbH
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 3038 2180
Email: fruitlogistica@messe-berlin.de

15 February 2011
What’s in a label (TFSN Labelling Workshop)

3M South Africa, Woodmead
Organizers: The Food Safety Network
Contact: Tracey Botes
Tel: +27 71 263 2963
Email: info@thefoodsafetynetwork.co.za

16 February 2011
Global Food Safety Conference

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
Organisers: The Consumer Goods Forum
Tel: +331 44 69 84 84
Email: foodsafety@

16 February 2011
Biofach 2011

Organizers: NurnbergMesse GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 9 11 86 06-0

22 February 2011
Enterprise Risk Management Africa

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Terrapinn
Contact: Brian Shabangu
Tel: +27 (0) 11 463 6001
Email: enquiry.za@terrapinn.com

26 February 2011
Euro Shop 2011- The Global Retail Fair

Fairgroung Dusseldorf
Organizers: Messe Dusseldorf
Contact: Annette Pringle- kolsch
Tel: 011 486 2775
Email: apringle@germanchamber.co.za

26 February 2011
Euro CIS

CCD Congress Centre
Organizers : Messe Dusseldorf
Contact: Bianca Zeyen
Tel: +49 (0) 211 4560 7605
Email: ZeyenB@messe-dusseldorf.de

FEBRUARY 25-27, 2011

Penang International Halal Expo & Conference 2011

PISA Arena,
Organizers: Penang International Halal Hub
Tel: 604 646 7866 / 604 262 5444

27 February – 1 March 2011
Gulfoods Conference

Organizers: Gulfood
Contact: Sheila Baranda
Tel: +971 4 308 6473

Trade Opportunities

"… 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.


The following enquirers are seeking to source products:

Food Products
Bulk Quantities of Fruit
Richmond Kgatitswe 27724237262@vodamail.co.za
5L Ice - Cream
Black Forest &

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

Tapioca 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, including cassava.

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.


Health and Beauty

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

Fighting the flu with food
(Part 2)

Strengthen 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,” she says.

Poultry, 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.

Lemons, 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 properties.

Chicken soup
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 cold.

Garlic has been used for ages to treat fungal and viral infections. It contains allicin, ajoene and thiosulfates, which help the body fight infections.

Herbal teas are packed with antioxidants. A cup of herbal tea packs quite a punch where free radicals are concerned.


Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111 - WEBSITE: www.sanha.org.za

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

Views and opinions reflected in the newsletter are not necessarily those of SANHA and its management.

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