E-Bulletin
South African National Halaal Authority
e-Bulletin
June 2013 : Sha'baan 1434

No. 73

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

Editorial

HITTING THE TWEET SPOT

Hitting the Tweet

Twitter is an internet-based social network that is a remarkable phenomenon which made its mark in our lives like no other in the history of communication. A real-time communication service launched in 2006, is used by millions of people and organizations to quickly share and discover information. Using a short burst of 140 word SMS type communication, it is an open platform and uncensored conversation between millions of people worldwide without borders. It is a no-holds barred informal networking and content sharing by the people for the people.

Twitter is used by over 200 Million people daily in all walks of life as a form of instant communication. It circumvents censorship and control by governments and organizations, and brings every kind of social group together in one place, letting them interact to relate daily experiences of life to millions, be it a complaint, compliment, questioning a political leader’s policy or decision, finding a recipe, collaborating with your colleagues at work or school friends on a project, sharing sports results, following the latest happenings of celebrities, getting involved in discussion forums or posting photographs of your family. You don’t have to be a trained journalist and best of all it is usually free.

SANHA has embraced this technology and is able to give you regular updates of news, announcements, competitions & giveaways from the world of Halaal. We even give you a blow by blow account during special events such as community programmes, our annual general meeting and specialized site visits. Over 6000 people follow us on twitter and are the first to get this information.

Follow us today: twitter  http://twitter.com/SANHA_Halaal

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ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE

The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

PHOENIX MUSLIM SCHOOL
15 YEARS OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

phoenix

From humble beginnings in 1998 with one building, 52 learners and just three staff members it has blossomed into one of the finest schools in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a 100% Matric pass rate. Presently there are 49 staff members and over 560 learners operating from two purpose- built campuses.

The school offers a rich and diverse curriculum implementing Islamic studies through a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional approach encompassing features that enrich and inspire the children to attain goals and acquire knowledge, wisdom, skills, positive attitude and fine qualities of leadership.

It’s the first and only school in Phoenix that is currently providing an in-house Teacher Training Programme. They have also embarked on a number of Outreach Programmes to empower the community to start their own businesses and home industries. Some of our FET learners are engaged in a Jump-Start Entrepreneurship Programme initiated by the Gift of the Givers. Selected learners are given an opportunity to start their own business. This is a very exciting venture for the students who thoroughly enjoy every bit of their foray in this field. This also gives them leverage to forge ahead and shape their future in the business field.

The school was established by prominent members of the community and members of the Orient Old Boys Club, who SANHA proudly counts as an Associate member. The school is registered with the Department of Education and Culture and has earned many accolades and awards.

For all your enquiries whether for admissions for 2014, staff vacancies or a visit to the school to witness their dedication and impact in the community please contact them as follows:-

Telephone : +27 31-502 7861
Fax : 0866 940 790
E-mail : school@phoenixmuslimschool.co.za
Contact Person : Principal Y Ally

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

Al-Miqdaam ibn Ma‘diy-Karib al-Kindi Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that he heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam saying: "No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath." [Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah]

COMMENT: The fasting month of Ramadaan requires spiritual as well as physical preparation. Some people find the change in eating patterns unbearable and utter statements which might nullify the rewards of fasting in Ramadaan. If we cannot act upon the above Hadith, the least we can do is to start reducing our food intake so that our bodies may adapt and be better prepared for Ramadaan.

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WINNING RECIPES

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.

THAI STIR-FRIED RICE

Get on the cuisine THAIway with this rice dish, stir-fried in zesty red chilli sauce and fragrant basil.

Anupa Shah brings us this delectable recipe by Chef Ian Kittichai, a Michelin Star chef who runs restaurants in New York, Bangkok, Barcelona and Mumbai.

Thai

THAI STIR-FRIED RICE

Dig into comfort with this rice, stir-fried in zesty red chilli sauce and fragrant basil.

PREP TIME : 15 minutes
MARINATION TIME : 15 minutes
COOKING TIME : 30 minutes
SERVES : Four

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Spring Onion
  • 1½ Tbsp Red Chilli Paste
  • 4 Tbsp Chopped Basil
  • 4 Tbsp Assorted Veggies (French Beans, Bell Peppers, Shiitake Mushrooms), Chopped
  • 200g Steamed Rice
  • 1½ Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 Sprigs Coriander Leaves
  • 5 Lime Leaves

METHOD

  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Add spring onion, chilli paste and basil.
  • Sauté well.
  • Add vegetables and toss.
  • Add the rice, soy sauce, coriander and lime leaves and toss together on high heat.
  • Serve hot.

Do you have a recipe to share with the readers?

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

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ON MY PLATE

Lingering 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.

STEERS/DEBONAIRS GATEWAY

What are the chances of getting good fast food fast during a busy month-end Saturday lunch time one week before Mother’s Day in Africa’s largest shopping centre.

That was the big question for me on Saturday, 4th May at the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga, KZN. Packed with throngs of people in a buying frenzy with a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds of laughter, conversations, and public address announcements causing my head to spin, I needed the stabilising effect of good food, but fast.

Just as my companion joined me, we espied a combo Debonairs and Steers store at the entrance from the Palm Boulevard which was abuzz with shoppers, both seated and at the takeaway counters. The stores sported SANHA certification decals which clinched it for us. We saw a light box sign special offering a cheese burger, chips and a milk shake for R29.90 at the Steers counter that caught my attention. But then as all married people know, there has to be a difficulty. The other half wanted a pizza from the Debonair’s side.

The sales person, Ms Ngcobo heard my mutterings and intervened by stating that she would gladly take one order for both sides. Problem solved. We ordered the Steer’s advertised special, which by the way, came with a beef or chicken option and an original veg pizza to go. The time was 13h08. I was so astonished when a mere 12 minutes later my order number was unexpectedly shouted out.

Collecting the food, which totalled R78-80, we returned far from the madding crowd and sat down to the meal.

The Steers Burger was expertly flame-grilled to perfection, with their renowned sauce, a slice of cheese and a lettuce topping in a soft bun. The Steers chips lived up to their reputation of being a cut above the rest – I think their trick is in the fresh cut and special seasoning. The shake was in my estimate about 175ml which is small for a man’s thirst and perhaps a supersize option should be offered.

The pizza was a 32cm of mushroom, black olives, pineapple, onions and tomato and spot on in texture. It must be the reason why this is South Africa’s most successful pizza franchise.

This experience of getting good fast food in this busy centre has emboldened us to revisit to sample the extensive menus for a sit down meal. If they can deliver expertly at peak times, we know they will not disappoint any other time.

A round of applause for the Gateway combo store. Well done!

Steers

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

THE TOTAL SA FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

Predicted revenue for 2013 - R24.9-billion.
Expected growth in total revenue from 2011 to 2013 - 13.7%

MARKET SHARE 2011

Chicken fast food remains the most dominant sector of this market.

Yum! Brands Inc dominates fast food with their Kentucky Fried Chicken brand giving the company a value share of 26%.

Famous Brand’s Wimpy brand expanded its outlets to overtake Steers and become the second biggest brand in terms of outlet numbers, whilst Steers came in third position overall.

TRENDS

Operators are focusing on extending their days, ensuring that they have a greater opportunity for consumer spend throughout the day, and not just in the evenings. Breakfast is a big focus for leading players.
Operators are looking to provide value-for-money by offering smaller portions at a lower unit price.

Source: Fast Food in South Africa, Euromonitor International

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SMILE AWHILE

TONGUE IN CHEEK TALE FROM THE EAST

One day Nasrudeen’s wife, in order to plague him, boiled some broth exceedingly hot, brought it into the room and placed it on the table. The wife then, forgetting that it was hot, took a spoon and put some into her mouth, and scalding herself in the process began to shed tears.

'O dear wife,' said Nasrudeen, 'What is the matter with you; is the broth hot?'

'My dear Effendi,' said the wife, 'My mother, who is now dead, loved broth very much; I thought of that, and wept on her account.'

Nasrudeen thinking that what she said was true, took a spoonful of the broth, and burning his mouth began to cry and bellow.

'What is the matter with you?' said his wife; 'why do you cry?'

Said Nasrudeen, 'You cry because your mother is gone, but I cry because her daughter is here.'

  • Mulla Nasrudeen lived 8 centuries ago in what is now Eastern Turkey. The many stories recorded about him reveal his great wit.

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT!
ABAABEEL PRODUCTS

has used the SANHA Halaal logo fraudulently.
Their products are not certified by SANHA.

Kindly Take Note!!

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

SANHA HALAAL HELPLINE: 0861 786 111

Ann 007/04.13


URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT!
EUROPA RESTAURANT
FLORIDA GLEN

is no longer certified by SANHA with immediate effect due to change of ownership to a non-Muslim person.

Kindly Exercise Caution!!

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

SANHA HALAAL HELPLINE: 0861 786 111

Ann 009/06.13

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30 SECOND INTERVIEW

Who's Who in the world of Halaal

Name: Sister Farmina Sahib

Marital Status: Married with two children

Education: Matric
Diploma in Executive Secretarial Studies

Other Interests: Reading, Baking, Cooking and Swimming

Position: Executive Secretary - Public Relations Department

Key Responsibility: Ensuring smooth operations in the PR Department.

Message: Allah (SWT) will not change the condition of man until he changes what is within himself.

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PHOTO GALLERY

Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words

The 1st Halaal Tourism Conference in South Africa on 29th May 2013

1st Halaal

Hosted by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and supported by SANHA
Click here for press report

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KNOW ISLAM SERIES

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

THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR
Muslims measure the passage of time using the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. This calendar has twelve lunar months, the beginning and ending of which are determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. Years are counted since the Hijrah, which is when the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him migrated from Makkah to Madinah (622 CE.)

The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia. Other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.

Click here for a handy conversion calculator that allows you to convert your Gregorian date to the Islamic date and vice versa.

 

VACANCIES

MUSLIM STAFF ARE REQUIRED FOR RETAIL BAKERY OUTLETS IN THE DURBAN AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic exposure and experience in communication
  • Good customer service approach
  • Maturity
  • Own transport essential
  • Basic computer literacy

MAIN DUTIES

  • Responsible for the Halaal programme within the outlet.
  • Regular reporting to SANHA supervisor/ Office
  • Shift work
  • Cashing up
  • Customer service
  • Baking
  • Upkeep of hygiene

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices - KZN
Email:
adminkzn@sanha.org.za
Fax: (031) 207 5793


ASSISTANT TO PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER – DURBAN OFFICE

We are looking for a reliable and efficient person for a position as a Junior Assistant to the Public Relations Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sound Deeni reputation
  • Articulate Communication
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Matric or related experience
  • Resident of the Overport/Sydenham area preferred

MAIN DUTIES

  • Correspondence and e-mail management daily.
  • Manage Public Relations Officer’s (PRO) diary and messaging.
  • Assist in compiling publications which includes researching articles, typing and layout out the articles.
  • Assist with organizing Exhibitions, Conference, Annual General Meetings and Outreach Programmes.
  • Sending out Invites, Publicizing Events, Participating in Fairs, Exhibitions etc.
  • Minute taking and following up on tasks.

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices - KZN
Email:
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za
Fax: (031) 207 5793

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1. IS PIN POP AND YOGUETA HALAAL?

The under mentioned Pin Pop and Yogueta products are manufactured in South Africa and are certified Halaal by SANHA. Kindly note variants not listed below are manufactured overseas and are NOT yet certified by SANHA. Consumers are advised to be alert and purchase the under mentioned products only:

  1. Yogueta Assorted (Strawberry, Pineapple, Tangerine, Blackberry)
  2. Yogueta Magic
  3. Yogueta Mango
  4. Yogueta Strawberry Dreams
  5. Pin pop Maxx Cherry
  6. Pin pop Mega Mix (Green apple, Grape, Watermelon, Strawberry)

2. KINDLY ADVISE WHICH RESTAURANTS IN PRETORIA ARE HALAAL?

The following restaurants in the Pretoria area are certified Halaal by SANHA:

1. Bay Leaf Restaurant & Take Away - Laudium (190 Tangerine St)
012-771-4141
2. Bismillah Restaurant - Laudium
012-374-4490
3. Debonairs Pizza - Laudium
012-374-0069
4. La Pizza - Laudium (Cnr 11th Ave & Tangerine)
012-753-7001
5. Mochachos - Centurion Mall
012-643-1695
6. Mochachos - Laudium
012-374-0079
7. Mochachos - Mall @ the Reds, Centurion
012-771-2233
8. Roman's Pizza - Laudium (254 Tangerine St)
012-374-3616
9. Steers Hatfield
012-362-6486
10. Wimpy - Eldoraigne (3 Volga St)
012-751-7864
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DEBONAIR’S PIZZA DELIVERS TO INDIA

One of South Africa’s most loved pizza brands, Debonairs, will be available in India next month. A master licence partnership has been signed by Famous Brands which will see five restaurants established in Mumbai, which has the highest gross domestic product of any city in south, west or central Asia.

The group whose portfolio includes Wimpy, Steers, Mugg & Bean, Fishaways and others has more than 2000 restaurants across South Africa, in more than 15 African countries and in the UK.

The majority of the Muslim-owned stores in South Africa rely on SANHA’s Halaal certification.

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SANHA certifies over 1400 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:

* Tico Taco Chillie Sauce, 22A, 11th Street, Pageview, Johannesburg - Sauces

* Salt Pur, Unit 14, 96 Twin Park, 2nd Avenue, Kew, GP North - Raw Materials - Salt

* Zainubs Halaal Meat Zone, 16 Crysanthemum Street, Extension 6, Lenasia, GP South - Meat Processors

* Just Desserts And Ingredients, 33 Leander Crescent, Westville, Durban, KZN - Catering Kitchen

* The Red Espresso Company (Pty) Ltd t/a Red Espresso / 127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, Western Cape - Beverages – Powders, Coffees & Teas

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

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DVD GIVEWAY

BY MAIL

5 DAILY PRAYER

Get your free copy in the mail of this high quality step by step guide on the second pillar of Islam.

Write to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za with your postal address. Subject line must read “Prayer DVD”.


BOOK GIVEAWAY 1

COLLECT ONLY – NO POSTAL ORDERS

THE CHOICE BY SHEIKH AHMED DEEDAT

A fascinating 228 page anthology of four of the Master Deedat’s greatest works.

For your free copy call at any of our offices on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.
(Closed 13h00 - 14h00pm).


BOOK GIVEAWAY 2

POSTAL, COLLECT OR DOWNLOAD

REMOVING THE SAFETY NET BY MOULANA YUNUS PATEL SAHEB

A 104 Page transcription of contemporary queries and responses of Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb.

For your free copy call at any of our offices weekdays between 9am and 4pm.
(Closed 13h00 - 14h00pm).

Write to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za with your postal address. Subject line must read “Removing the Safety Net”.

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BIDVEST BAKERY SOLUTIONS TRAINING CALENDAR 2013

This national training provider for retail groups with their expertise are giving effect to the national initiative of job creation and training.

Supported by Chipkins and NCP, they have an outstanding training programme. (NCP is certified by SANHA. CHIPKINS – certain products are certified by SANHA).

Click here for details.


AFRICA’S BIG 7

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Bigger, Better, Best by far.

Click here for details.

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1. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to your organisation for the program which was conducted here in Wattville. We would like to specifically thank your team for the well informative program. We hope to continue working with your organisation in future. INSHALLAH.

The Wattville Islamic Information Centre team

Editor’s note: For a SANHA public programme in your area kindly contact our Helpline.

2. I have sent you several emails in the last two days and you have sent me detailed and useful replies in each instance, Jazakallah for your assistance.

F.J

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Forthcoming Events
DATE EVENT VENUE

19-Jun-13
Retail Indaba

Cape Town International Convention Centre - Cape Town
20-Jun-13
My Business Expo
Southern Sun Elangeni - Durban
20-Jun-13
Ghana Country Focus Seminar
KPMG, 85 Empire Road, Parktown - Johannesburg
25-Jun-13
Thailand Trade Show - South Africa
Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg
30 June 2013 - 2 July 2013
Africa's Big Seven
Gallagher Convention Centre - Johannesburg
18-Jul-13
Botswana Country Focus Seminar
KPMG, 85 Empire Road, Parktown - Johannesburg
19-Jul-13
Consumer Electronics and Technology Experience (CETX)
Cape Town International Convention Centre - Cape Town

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"… 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.

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MYSTERIOUS SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE

Your discovery column of spectacular spices, fabulous fruits, incredible ingredients, vital vegetables, marvelous minerals and vibrant vitamins.

AMYLASE

When used as a food additive, Amylase is designated as E1100 and it may be derived from swine pancreas or mould mushroom.

Carbohydrates are one of the three major food groups needed for proper nutrition. Amylase is the digestive enzyme needed to digest carbohydrates.

It breaks down starch into sugar in saliva and glucose in the pancreas with other enzymes. Amylase is present in human saliva and the pancreas.

It is a popular enzyme in bread making as its reaction in breaking down complex sugars in starch imparts flavour, speeds up the process and causes the bread to rise.

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Health and Beauty

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

VITAMIN D - THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN

Vitamein D

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it is produced in response to exposure to natural sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones as it helps with the absorption of calcium and promotes bone growth and repair. This nutrient is also added to milk and other foods, and is available in small amounts in fatty fish, beef liver, cheese and egg yolk. Some researchers have linked vitamin D deficiency to osteoporosis, heart disease and some types of cancer.

Research suggests that a growing number of people are not getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. Some reasons for this deficiency is that our lifestyles have changed with many of us spending the majority of work days indoors, only arriving home after sunset. People with darker skins are much less efficient in producing vitamin D from sunlight (due to the increased melanin pigment which acts as a natural sunscreen). The elderly also have a decreased ability to make vitamin D.

Exposure to just 10 minutes of sunshine a day without sunscreen will be beneficial.

Avoid harmful effects by over exposure or direct sunlight between 10am and 3pm.

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For all your HALAAL queries contact: helpline@sanha.org.za
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KWAZULU NATAL
Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
GAUTENG
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
sanha-gp@sanha.org.za
CAPE TOWN
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za
 

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