most fundamental and critical of all
areas in the service of Halaal certification
is inspections. Infact, the integrity
of the Halaal programme is monitored
and measured through consistent, regular
investigations and audits. This is the
crux and mainstay of the process which
ensures that the agreed standards, conditions
and requirements under which certification
was granted is strictly maintained.
methodical examination the theory is
measured and reconciled with the practical
which safeguards the attestation of
the testimony of our Ulama that the
products and establishments are indeed
inspectorate team travels thousands
of kilometers, checking on various aspects
to ensure Halaal compliance. Drawn mainly
from the Ulama fraternity our inspectors
dig and delve, cross check documentation,
counsel, issue compliance notice etc.
on an ongoing basis without fear or
favour. Indeed over the years some had
to endure abuse, insults and threats
in their line of duty.
keeping with the critical nature of
this aspect, SANHA budgets most of its
expenses towards this important activity.
In the last financial year 6500 inspections
were meticulously carried out by our
team of 40 inspectors and records maintained.
A further 62 supervision and 29 staff
are deployed for this aspect alone which
accounted for 74.76% of our income.
an area that we do not compromise on
and neither should you.
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU
Established in 1974, today SANZAF has
over 30 full time offices in 5 Provinces
and is one of the major national NGOs
in social-welfare and development field.
Registered as a tax exempt Public Benefit
Organisation, SANZAF is authorised to
issues donors tax certificates against
their donations. More recently, SANZAF
has been recognised as a B-BBEE body,
thereby affording donors an avenue to
spend their Enterprise Development (ED)
Funds as well. All this augers well for
the Muslim donor public as SANZAF is seen
as representing their charitable spend.
Zakah is a compulsory alms that Muslims
are divinely commanded to contribute to
needy causes, and SANZAF’S national
footprint allows it to assist the Muslim
donor community to effectively reach those
close onto four decades of social service
initiatives, SANZAF continues to reinvent
itself by putting forward innovative and
empowering initiatives aimed at tackling
the root causes of poverty. In 2007 SANZAF
received the coveted FNB Islamic Finance
of the Year” award
in recognition of its work in the community.
as an initiative to break the cycle of
poverty, the organization has shifted
focus from its "handout
approach" of the early
years of merely putting out the so called
fires of poverty to a developmental and
empowerment approach by ploughing more
funds into human resource development
through its various projects and programmes.
clear example of this is the recent announcement
by SANZAF that it will ‘invest’
R8 million nationally in tertiary education,
effectively making it the largest private
education fund in the country. In fact,
the figure translates to around 25% of
their annual income, which demonstrates
the seriousness with which the organisation
SANZAF continues to undertake many other
Providing welfare related services that
cater to the basic needs of their elderly,
disabled and sickly recipients i.e. rent,
electricity, food, etc.
Offering accredited courses, such as its
Entrepreneurship Training Programme, Computer
& Secretarial Classes, Cookery &
Chefs Course, and an Employment Bureau.
has also initiated, what they hope will
become, the largest FREE tuition initiative
nationally, and currently has over 70
volunteers offering high-school tuition
SANZAF’s innovation is not limited
to empowering its recipients. It has also
invested substantial resources to educate
its donor community and was the first
Muslim NGO to develop an automated Zakah
calculation tool. It continues to research
and publish booklets on Zakah and also
offers courses on Zakah. It has worked
tirelessly to maintain a good standing
with state organs, such as SARS and the
Department of Social-Development, the
net result of which has translated in
literally millions in savings by way of
VAT and tax-deductions to the Muslim community.
is a proudly South African organization,
an Associate Member of SANHA and has through
its various initiatives demonstrated that
it is concerned, passionate and committed
to improving the lives of all South Africans.
Tel: 0861 SANZAF / 0861 726 923
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him))
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
used to drink water, he would say:
praise belongs to Allah Who gave us fresh
and sweet water to drink by His Mercy,
and did not make it salty and bitter because
of our sins."
Abid Dunya & at-Tabraani]
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.
Fresh Minted Cous Cous Salad
products are produced at several Unilever
plants in South Africa that are certified
by SANHA. Their popular and innovative
website offers over 500 recipes in a unique
user friendly format. Enjoy this popular
North African dish.
Cous cous is quick to make and adding
a mix of chopped mint, tomatoes, onions
and lemon juice gives it a fabulous fresh
flavour. Serve cold as a salad.
• 250 gram Cous cous, uncooked
• 1 KNORR Garlic & Herb Stock
• 3 Cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 cup Roughly chopped mint
• 1 cup Flat leaf parsley, roughly
• 3 Spring onions, sliced
• 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
• 1 pinch Salt and cracked black
the cous cous and KNORR Stock Cube in
a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water
over it, covering the cous cous by about
the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside.
5 minutes uncover the cous cous and
add the oil.
a fork to break up the grains.
to room temperature then fold through
the tomatoes, mint, parsley, spring
onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
until ready to serve.
Can be served hot or cold.
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
longer or on the move, he stops here, there and
everywhere to share what’s on his plate and
his mind. He may be in your place soon but you will
never know he is there.
down Moses Kotane Road (Sparks Road, Overport for
those who are not use to the name yet) last week,
my good lady said “You are always
eating out, try eating in for a change; you’ll
find it better and cheaper.”
The idea germinated and within minutes I spontaneously
turned into the front of STAR MEATS, a place where
I had not been for years.
it was like walking into the convention of carnivores,
literally a place to “meat.”
About a 300 square meter store full of excitable
and I might add a few loud shoppers, a counter that
ran the whole length of the store with a number
of assistants behind it with trays of marinated
meat and poultry, an island of refrigerators containing
prepacked items of sausages, burgers, kebabs and
ready-to-eat home prepared meals and display refrigerators
against the wall with presliced meat cuts, sauces
and other goodies. The mind boggled at this array.
hold of one of their “roving ambassadors”
who I was informed later was the owner,
I explained my particular need i.e. I wanted to
eat good food that would need to be prepared in
the shortest of time and be affordable.
no time I walked out with a styrofoam tray of 3
beef olives at R17-00 which is a slim cut rolled
porterhouse steak with a mince filling, a sachet
of mushroom sauce also at R17-00 for the starters.
For the main meal I was recommended a pre-marinated
whole masala chicken with spiced chicken mince stuffing
weighing at 1.6 kg. This cost R47-00. And for dessert
it was a 1 Litre tub of ice cream at R56-00.
two hours and a bit we were having a superb meal.
The beef olives were pan fried in 5 minutes, smothered
with the sauce that provided the right texture and
taste. The chicken cooked superbly in the oven at
180 degrees C for one hour with a foil and browned
without it for a further 10 minutes. A few baby
potatoes, pickling onions, carrot chunks with olive
oil and a sprinkling of pepper roasted in the same
tray took this dish to a higher level.
the creamy burfee flavoured ice cream washed down
with masala tea left one with a warm glow of satisfaction.
And plenty of chicken was left over for lunch the
bonus – No rude car guards, no waiters that
do not understand their own menu, no blaring music,
no expensive bill and the good lady is happy.
STAR shines bright indeed.
241 SPARKS ROAD
Tel: 031 2087193/4
"bites" to whet the
appetite for knowledge.
The first international conference on
Halal food and exhibition in the Saudi
capital involving 120 experts from 60
countries ended on Wednesday 15th February,
was held under the aegis of Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah
bin Abdul Aziz and hosted by the Saudi
Food and Drug Authority (SFDA).
conference provided an effective platform
for Islamic scholars and dieticians and
others involved in the food industry to
exchange their experiences and viewpoints
on the production of Halal food in the
only speaker to present a paper from South
Africa, SANHA’s Theological Director,
Moulana Muhammad Saeed Navlakhi, was also
selected to present the welcome remarks
on behalf of all the delegates.
view details of the conference go to www.halalfood.sa
Navlakhi’s welcome remarks Click
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:
tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but
is one of life’s quirks that you
have a dental problem when you are away
from home on a holiday.
woman and her husband, both doctors from
the Mpumalanga Province interrupted their
holiday to go to the dentist. "I
want a tooth pulled, and I don't want
any pain killers because I'm in a big
hurry," the woman said.
“Just extract the tooth
as quickly as possible, and we'll be on
dentist was quite impressed and wanting
to be helpful said, “Are
you sure since that process could be quite
painful.” She said,
“Bring it on as I want
to get on with the holidays, no more wasting
you're certainly a courageous woman,"
he said. "Which tooth
woman turned to her husband and said,
"Mohamed Siddiq dear,
show him your tooth."
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
LONG IRON MEATS
is no longer certified Halaal.
Kindly Exercise Restraint!!
Any queries pertaining to the above or any
other aspect of Halaal may be referred to
HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111
NOT certified by SANHA.
The SANHA logo has been used on their
packaging without authorization.
Kindly Exercise Restraint!!
Any queries pertaining to the above or any
other aspect of Halaal may be referred to
HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111
Who in the world of Halaal
: Nusra Ismail
Marital Status : Single
Education : Matriculated
Beauty Technology - 2007
Other Interests : Baking,
spending time with family and reading
Services : Assistant
to SANHA Accounts Department
Assistant to SANHA Executive Officer
Position : Administration
and Accounts Assistant
Key Responsibility :
Admin Assistant to Executive Officer
Capturing new applications and payments
for the Accounts Department
Message : Pray not only
because you need something, but because
you have alot to be grateful for.
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
at Centurion Mall, Pretoria
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
the first House of Worship appointed for mankind
was at Bakkah (Makkah) full of blessing and
guidance for mankind and Jinn. (Qur’an
Chapter 3 Verse 96)
Makkah is the holy city for all Muslims on earth,
and it is greatly loved by Allah. It is where
Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail laid the
foundation of the Ka’bah. Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him) was born in Makkah, and
he called people to Islam. It was from there
that Islam gradually spread all over the world.
Ka’bah and al-Masjid ah-Haram (Grand Mosque)
in Makkah have gripped the hearts of Muslims
with extreme love. It is the direction of prayer
for the world’s Muslims five times a day.
of Muslims visit Makkah for Umrah and Hajj (pilgrimage)
for bakery manufacturing facilities in Durban
and surrounding areas.
for Halaal Programme Management
and Control critical areas
reporting to SANHA office
up corrective measures
* Basic experience in food service field.
* Sound Deeni reputation
* Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email Only: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Chairing Meetings
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly reports
• 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
- Halaal Supervisor
(Catering facility – Johannesburg)
* Responsible for the Halaal Programme which
includes in the main:
• Monitor hygiene requirements
• Production supervision
• Stock control and monitoring of Halaal
items and critical areas
• Other allocated tasks
* Regular reporting to the SANHA office
* Follow up corrective measures
• Experience in the food service field
• Sound Deeni (Islamic) reputation
• Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/
• Traceable references
• Salary negotiable
to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email : email@example.com
Fax: 011 870 8020
Certified Establishments: Advertise your vacancies
free of charge. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Turkish delight from Sally Williams
The Sally Williams range of Turkish
delights is certified by SANHA.
Can you please provide a list of
pie manufacturers certified by SANHA
for my convenience store?
following pie manufacturers are
certified Halaal by SANHA:
Bilals Savoury Delights Pies
- Lenasia (Pies)
Crown Pies - Jeppe (Pie Manufacturing
Delhi Delicious (Pty) Ltd (Pies
& Samoosas) - Ext 10, Lenasia
Golden Foods - Lenasia (Pies
Mota's Bakery - Lenasia South
(Pastry, Samoosas, Pies)
Wonder Samoosas - Crown Mines
(Pies & Samoosas)
Bread Ahead Office & Production
- Briardene, DBN (Pies, Cakes,
Iqlaas Foods - Durban (Pies,
Samoosas, Puff Pastry etc)
Mammoth Pies - Lansdowne, CT
Pro-Bake - Athlone Industria
II, CT (Pies)
CONSUMPTION INCREASE IN SOUTH
Africa produces about 82 000
metric tons of cheese per
year from 800 million litres
of milk, Euromonitor reports,
with about 51 percent of this
produced in the form of Cheddar
(31%) and Gouda (20%) and
the rest consisting of mozzarella,
feta and cream cheese. Speciality
cheeses are popular, with
Italian types leading because
of their versatility.
has been a 50 percent growth
of processed cheese in South
Africa, mainly in the food
service industry. It is estimated
that 1000 metric tons per
month of mozzarella-type cheese
is used on pizzas alone,’
says Kobus Mulder from Agri-Expo.
a list of SANHA certified
cheese manufacturers Click
certifies over 1400 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:
Wheatcor Milling, 8 Industrie
Road, Isando, Kempton Park, 1609,
GP East, South Africa - Bakery
Al-Mehran Restaurant, Shop U28,
Trade Route Mall, Lenasia, GP
South, South Africa - Restaurant
Jamma Boerdery, Lemoenfontein,
Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, South
Africa - Fruit Canners
Simba, Heilbron, Free State, South
Africa - Snacks
Star Meats, 241 Sparks Road, Overport,
Durban, KZN, South Africa - Butcheries
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and other
queries, please email email@example.com
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our publishing of their organisation’s
Sandton Islamic Association (SIA)
is most appreciative of the information
published on Musjid ud-Duha, Shukran.
May Allah bless SANHA with further
success and continued prosperity
in the field of Halaal certification.
On our response to a query on
Allah for the helpfully through
and enlightening response. I appreciate
the service and look forward to
using it to educate myself further
in the future, Insha’Allah.
The 37th International
Food and Beverage Exhibition
FOODEX Japan 2012
more info http://www3.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/
9 - 10 March 2012
Real Entrepreneur Seminar
Blue Waters Hotel, North
Tel : +27 84 4443993
For more info http://www.entrepreneur.co.za/real
Grassy Park Civic Centre
Organizers: Islamic Madrassah
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E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail World Africa 2012
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SAAFFI’s 10th Annual
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but let there be amongst
you traffic and trade
by mutual goodwill"
Chapter 4 Verse 29
introductory service to
foster trade. Please undertake
your own checks as SANHA
cannot warrant nor take
responsibility on any
Sesame seeds for sale
Origin, Mechanically Hulled,
Auto Dried Sesame Seeds.
having minimum of 99.95%
Purity content; minimum
of 48/49% of oil content;
maximum of 2% FFA &
maximum of 6% moisture
Fazlani Exports Pvt. Ltd.,
Tel No: + 91 22 6639 6666
Fax No: + 91 22 2285 5749
in bulk quantities at
a reasonable price
Tel No: +27 11 362 2158
Fax No: +27 86 607 2743
Cell No: +27 72 623 5851
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
is a spice derived from the mint
The plants are fast growing and
ideal for the home gardener as
potted plants. Harvesting of mint
can be done at any time. It has
tremendous uses for medicinal
and culinary purposes and can
be used in its dry and fresh forms.
The leaves have a pleasant warm,
fresh, aromatic, sweet flavour
with a cool aftertaste. Mint is
versatile and used in mint sauce
especially for lamb dishes, fruit
cocktails and beverages, ice creams,
chewing gum, tooth paste, pharmaceutical
preparations, aromatherapy and
has anti-inflammatory properties,
and it not only protects the skin
from physiological damages but
also hydrates and rejuvenates
our Health and beauty section
for a natural healing soak using
mint for your tired feet.
recipe section for a Fresh
Minted Cous Cous Salad.
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
Foot and Ankle Soak
natural, healing soak with
mustard is the perfect cure-all
for all of the symptoms
of overworked feet. The
mustard, whether fresh or
powdered, reduces swelling
and soreness, going deep
into afflicted tissue and
bringing it relief. Your
feet will thank you for
this treat. I recommend
using this soak as often
as possible. For an additional
treat, use a washcloth during
the soak to rub and invigorate
feet even more.
* ¼ cucumber (chopped,
do not peel)
½ lemon (peeled,
Sufficient water to cover
your feet (approximately
1 cup chopped fresh mint
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon lemon extract
¼ cup peppermint
a blender, mix cucumber
and lemon on medium speed
until smooth. In a large
pot, heat water until boiling
and add mint. Remove from
heat and let sit until temperature
becomes manageable for your
feet to soak in. Transfer
to a plastic bucket or container
large enough to hold mixture.
Make sure that water level
is high enough to cover
ankles. Add cucumber, lemon,
mustard and extracts and
stir. Soak feet and ankles
for 15 minutes, or until