South African National Halaal

February 2016 :: Rabiul Aakhir 1437 No. 85

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



There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

So sayeth Brutus in the 16th century Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar (Act 4, scene 3, 218 -224) and how appropriate an analogy of the opportunity that is presented to our entrepreneurs today on Halaal.

Never before have we had a situation where with our rand falling to all-time lows the world can purchase South African products at about 50% cheaper than two years ago. We are perfectly poised as an island of profit with a sea of export opportunity in front of us with our developed banking and logistics infrastructure.

Muslims make up 27 per cent of the world population that is 1, 7 billion people, currently consuming by a fundamental religious choice, an estimated US$265 billion worth of Halaal foods a year.

As a leading internationally-respected and recognised Halaal regulatory authority providing certification services in many parts of the world to over 1600 establishments SANHA has endeavoured to build bridges between suppliers and consumers arranging and participating in seminars, workshops and trade exhibitions. It further gives effect to the export initiatives of Government by guiding entrepreneurs with their applications for export grants, incentives and supports them at the country’s national pavilion at various exhibitions.

At this juncture of our history we have strategically identified five of the most influential shows of Africa and Asia for your reconnaissance, forays and product exposure in the first half of this year to thousands of consumers and businessmen from over a hundred countries.

The people we consider successful in our society are all people that seized every moment and made the best of each situation. And there is no better time than now to "take the current when it serves or lose our ventures."


See our Trade Opportunity column for further details.




The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

Many organisations with dedicated officials are selflessly serving the cause of Halaal worldwide. We ask Allah to bless them abundantly, Aameen.

We reproduce a selection of their messages to SANHA on the occasion of our AGM.


First of all let me thank you for the gracious invitation extended to me and my family. It is humbling yet heart-warming to be considered and acknowledged for whatever role of service we play in the societies we engage with. Lest it should be overlooked, no leadership quest is truly manifest except that it is accompanied by a host of essential role players such as yourself. That is the way it always has been... the way it needs to be. I thank people such as yourself and the organisations and communities you tirelessly and selflessly support.

Please convey my greetings and well-wishes in absentia. And Allah has Power over all things.

Moulana Moegammad Shaheed Hendricks
Republic of South Africa

# As per letters received



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

Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, "Nine-tenths of sustenance lies in trade.” – (Ibn Abid Dunya)

Comment: Furthermore, This Hadeeth highlights the significance of trade and the major part of sustenance which Allah has apportioned to it. Islam not only teaches balance, but uniquely teaches us how even worldly mundane activities, such as trade, become acts of worship, when conducted correctly, honestly and with the correct intention.



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.



The iconic Thai Green Chicken Curry is renowned throughout the world for its unique aroma and taste. Here is a South African take utilising Knorr’s SANHA certified cook-in-sauce that is quick and takes the hassle out of recreating the flavour. It will have your guests coming back for more and more.



  • 500g chicken strips
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 30ml Stork margarine
  • 15ml Thai green curry paste
  • 1 KNORR Chicken a ‘la King Dry Cook-in-Sauce
  • 400ml 2% low fat milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
  • 250g Basmati rice or noodles
  • 200g baby marrows, sliced


  • In a large pan, fry chicken and onion in Stork margarine until brown.
  • Add Thai green curry paste and baby marrows and fry for 1 min.
  • Mix KNORR Chicken a ‘la King Dry Cook-in-Sauce sachet contents with milk and pour into the pan.
  • Simmer with the chicken until thickened.
  • Add the lemon zest and use fresh coriander leaves to garnish.
  • Serve with basmati rice or noodles.

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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.


Pizza News

Who would have thought that just 6km from the cacophony of the hustle and bustle of the centre of Johannesburg one can find a tranquil suburb alongside botanical garden and a dam named Emmarentia after the wife of the 19th century founders, the Geldenhuys family. The park is touted as one of the best places in the city to walk your do, jog, ride a bike, fish or just relax.

The leafy suburb has a rustic feel with many old-fashioned homes, well-manicured lawns, absence of high-rise buildings and strangely in this day and age, people greeting each other in the street. It has found favour as a place of residence to many Muslims with latest estimates of 200 families and an established Masjid.

Therefore, it was not surprising that on my sojourn in that vicinity that I stumbled upon an enclave at the corner of Greenhill Road and Barry Hertzog Avenue with a slew of outlets catering for the Halaal market like the butchery, delicatessen, spice shop, supermarkets, pavement cafes, bakeries and eateries, amongst which was Pizza News. This was more than your run-of-the-mill pizza store. It was more in the style of an American diner take-out, with pizza as its core offering, and additions of subs, pastas, lasagnes, salads and desserts and wait for it, breakfasts.

Apart from the 26 different pizzas in three sizes i.e. (19cm, 23cms & 30cms) in three different crust options, the store offers 10 different types of breakfasts. We tested out the Pakistani pizza which came with tandoori chicken cubes in a delightful sauce that blended beautifully on a marvellous pizza base that was cooked to perfection and finished with green peppers and generous helpings of Mozzarella. A real treat and recommended. For the breakfast test we chose the classic omelette with cheese which was ridiculously low-priced at R12.90. Although cooked well and delivered on time, I certainly would opt for something more substantial the next time around such as their steak omelette which is served with cheese, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms and potato wedges.

The service is excellent and it ought to have been at that time of the morning which was not their busiest. It's a hands on father and son business operating an outlet in Mayfair and Emmarentia dedicated to offering food that is "Always fresh” and "Always Halaal,” - translate that to SANHA certified.

Affordable, value for money, great for lunch, dinner, a quick snack, breakfast, brunch, take out, leftovers, other words anytime. Watch out for their daily specials that don’t disappoint.

We will certainly mark this outlet as a favourite on our Garmin as it seems to call us back, figuratively speaking of course.

Pizza News

Contact Details
Mr Z Docrat
38 Greenhill Road, Emmarentia
Tel: +27 11 486 1676



Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Nothing can be more international than the human preoccupation of cooking and eating, leading to the development of dishes that became favourites of nations and synonymous to that country. We will bring you some of the more famous ones in this and future editions.



The classic French beef stew dish, translated as "pot on the fire,” is actually two dishes in one. It consists of a hearty beef broth as well as the meats and vegetables that are braised in it.  Found on the table of the rich and poor, the ingredients change slightly from home to home and province to province, in France the method remains the same. If you have meat left over, serve it the next day with some crisp home-fried potatoes.

Using inexpensive and inferior cuts, it is slow-cooked in a stockpot over a long period. Generally it will contain beef, some bones (such as ox-tail), vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, onions, leeks, turnips) and herbs.



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.

Halaluddin is a fictional character whose views, escapades and humorous anecdotes are given as lessons of life.


Neighbour: Brother Halaluddin, why did you run away from the operating table and right out of the hospital? Everyone is having a good old laugh about it.

Halaluddin: Let them laugh. They would have done the same if they heard the nurse.

The nurse was repeatedly saying - "Don't get nervous," "Don't be afraid,” "Be strong," "This is a minor operation only."

Neighbour: So what was wrong in that? She was just assuring you. Why were you so afraid?

Halaluddin: Afraid? Be very afraid my dear brother. She wasn’t talking to me. She was talking to the surgeon.


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.



Who's Who in the World of Halaal


Sister Soraya Khan




Matric, Diploma in Bookkeeping




Books up to Trial BalanceInvoicing, Cashbook, Journals


Dawah work at Islamic Guidance School
Athletics, Cooking


Be Patient in all that you do and Allah will reward you abundantly.



Get the Picture - it's Worth a Thousand Words


IG Hoosen

Address: 202 Felix Dlamini Road, Overport

Tel: +27 31 207 1035

See our Compettion/Giveaway to win 1 of 30 compact lightweight travel Musallahs.


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.


Some people allege that Islamic values are somehow incompatible with decent "Western” values. Such claims could not be further from the truth.

Muslims cherish noble and universal values such as:-

  • Being honest and just
  • Keeping one’s word
  • Allowing freedom of religion
  • Respecting parents, relatives, neighbours and the elderly
  • Being charitable, generous and looking after the poor and needy
  • Not lying, cheating, swearing or backbiting anyone

Muslims are required to contribute positively towards society and to always conduct themselves with the highest of morals and best of actions.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated that "the best among you are those who have the best manners and character.”


Health and Beauty

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


A low-carb diet following the principles shown below with spaced out meals is most definitely the recommended route extolled by medical practitioners and dieticians. These are:-

  • Use high-fibre or low-GI breads;
  • Combine your carbs with a serving of protein;
  • Use legumes and nuts to stabilise your blood sugar levels;
  • Low-fat milk and dairy products are high in protein;
  • Deciduous and citrus fruit and berries are low-GI

Dr Ingrid van Heerden, Health24's DietDoc has put together a list of eight easy-to-make snacks that are both healthy and filling for people on the go

1. Whole-wheat or Low-GI bread with crunchy peanut butter, jam/honey and sliced banana

High-fibre and low-GI carbohydrates combined with the protein and mono-unsaturated fats in peanut butter keep blood sugar levels steady for longer. Add 1 teaspoon of jam or honey and sliced banana to make a tasty snack.

2. Tuna, sweetcorn and apple roll

Combine drained, flaked tuna with creamed sweetcorn, a chopped apple and a dash of mayonnaise and chutney. Eat with one or two whole wheat or low-GI rolls.

The tuna protein, maize kernels, chopped apple and the low-GI carbohydrate will keep you feeling full for longer. Research indicates that individuals who eat fish at least twice a week have a lower incidence of heart disease.

3. Boiled egg, macon, tomato, gherkin and feta salad

Cut hard-boiled egg into slices, mix with chopped macon, tomato wedges, gherkin slices, feta cubes and fresh lettuce. Add lite salad dressing or balsamic vinegar.

Egg, macon and feta protein are all low-GI foods and the salad dressing or balsamic vinegar also lowers the GI of the meal. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which may protect against prostate and other cancers.

4. Grilled chicken wraps with pineapple

Fill whole wheat wraps with grilled, cubed skinless chicken breasts, lettuce, tomato, onion, and fresh pineapple chunks. Add a 50:50 lite mayo-low-fat yoghurt dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

The chicken protein and the dressing are low GI foods that will stave off hunger pangs. Use low or fat-free yoghurt to make tasty dressings with a low KJ content.

5. Pita filled with canned or cooked curried beans, salsa and grated cheese

Pack whole wheat pitas with canned curried beans, a salsa made with chopped tomato, onions and sweet peppers and top with 1 tablespoon of grated cheese. Add chutney if desired.

Beans are high in protein and fibre and when combined with cheese they make a wholesome meal. Combining plant protein and protein derived from animals (such as cheese or fish or lean meat) provides us with the complete protein we need to build new tissue.

6. Vegetarian treat - Bulgarian yoghurt with chopped dried fruit, nuts and honey

Mix 2 tablespoons of chopped dried fruit (apricots, dates, figs, etc) and 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts into a tub of Bulgarian yoghurt and drizzle with honey. Plain yoghurt (use low-fat if you are slimming) is credited as being one of the foods that promote longevity.

The high-fibre fruit and the protein in the yoghurt and the nuts make a satisfying meal for lacto-vegetarians. Plain Bulgarian yoghurt (use low-fat if you are slimming) is credited as being one of the foods that promote longevity in populations in the Balkans and the Caucasus region.

7. Date and cottage cheese sandwiches with a pear and berry salad

Chop 2-3 tablespoons of fresh dates and mix into a tub of plain low-fat cottage cheese. Eat together with a large pear and a small container of fresh, mixed berries.

Dates have been used by nomadic people for their hunger-preventing properties for centuries. When combined with the protein of cottage cheese and a deciduous fruit and berries which are also low GI, this meal will keep you going till supper time. Berries are a good source of vitamin C and phytonutrients that protect us against degenerative diseases.

8. Meat and crunchy veg salad

Chop cooked, lean, left-over meat into bite-sized cubes and mix with strips of sweet pepper, celery and carrot sticks, olives or gherkins and add a 50:50 avo-yoghurt dressing (mix equal quantities of ripe avocado, low-fat yoghurt, and add salt and pepper to season).

The meat, vegetables, olives and the dressing are all low-GI foods which help to prevent sugar-lows. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fat which increases ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol and lowers ‘bad’ LDL-cholesterol.



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Tell us and We'll Tell the World

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Winning Recipes

Questions & Answers

Q. Could you please advise if Fanta Apple which has E-211 and E-224 is Halaal and may contain pork?

A. E-211 (Sodium Benzoate) and E-224 (Potassium Metabisulphite) are Halaal ingredients and NOT of porcine origin.

Q. According to a circular from the Pringles plant in Europe their products contain Haraam ingredients including alcohol.

A. The Pringles response is in reference to the European market and is not applicable to South Africa. Besides the meat flavoured variants, Pringles non- meat connotated variants sold in South Africa originate from Asia and are Halaal suitable as per the information at our disposal.


Industry News

Panarotti’s Pizza Express at the SANHA certified outlet @ King Shaka Airport.



Recently Certified List

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:

  • Turkish Shawarma & Grill, Cnr 3rd Avenue & 7th Street, Melville, Gauteng, South Africa - Restaurant

  • EMA Liquid Health, 36 Venturi Crescent, Unit N3, Hennopspark, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa - Sanitisation

  • ADM Cocoa Ghana Ltd, Plot 7,8,9 Kaase Industrial Area, Kumasi, Ghana - Raw Materials, Cocoa Mass

  • Unicao SA Ltd, Zone Industrielle De Vridi, Rue Des Textiles, Abidjan, Cote D 'Ivoire - Cocoa Liquor and allied Products

  • Al Salam Meats, Shop 2, Arbor Crossing Retail Centre, 2 Oppenheimer Road, Amanzimtoti, KZN, South Africa - Meat & Allied Industry

  • Domino's Pizza, Cnr. Allen & Victoria Street, Mortimer Toyota Building, Newcastle, KZN, South Africa - Restaurant

  • Stodels Café, Doncaster Road, Kenilworth, Western Cape, South Africa - Coffee Shop

  • Wilson’s Foods, Unit A4, Regent Park, Clifford Close, Ottery, Cape Town, South Africa - Raw Materials, Oil

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


Competition & Giveaways



Win one of 30 vouchers for an Al Taqwa ready to cook fresh Halaal chicken pack worth R50.00 each. Already cut, cleaned and washed but never frozen or injected with brine. Taste your winnings.


Simply answer the following questions:-

  1. Does SANHA accept mechanical slaughter of poultry?

  2. What is the telephone number of Al Taqwa Chickens? 

# Vouchers redeemable at Al Taqwa, Johannesburg

See latest Halaal Gazette #19 for clues -

T&C’s apply. Click here to view

Competition closes
12th February 2016

Please submit your answers to



Super compact and lightweight. Weighing 67g and measuring 10 x 10cm, this wipe-clean vinyl compact unzips to a full size prayer mat.

Perfect gift for the family and friends. Leave it in the car, the handbag or pocket.

IG Hoosen are sponsoring 30 of these compact musalla’s in our competition worth over R30.00 each - See Tell Us and We’ll Tell the World for sponsors details.


  1. Name any two of the trade fair/exhibitions that SANHA is associated with?

  2. What is the address of the new branch of the sponsor of the musalla?

If you are a winner which SANHA branch would you like to collect your prize from?

See Photo Gallery for a picture.

T & C’s apply. Click here to view

Please submit your answers to


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

Congratulations to the winner who has been contacted and thank you to all the entrants.



Tell Us And We'll Tell The World


Amongst the distinguishing features of iconic brand names is their consistent delivery on the performance promise of reliability and good value for money. In a world of intense competition, the duration of a brand’s existence is a sign of success. Therefore, a brand that is on the market for say 10 years is considered more successful than one that has been around for five years. Accordingly, a brand of 80 years would be considered incredibly successful.

Established 80 years ago in Queen Street in central Durban, I G Hoosen has achieved legendary status amongst South Africans through their unique product range, personal service and most importantly the ability to keep their finger on the community’s pulse of demand for products usually seen in the Holy Lands. From Islamic wear for male and female adults and children, perfumes, scarves and hats, Islamic books, kitchenware, candy to dates from Saudi Arabia and beyond.

With their wide experience they cater for the Hajj and Umrah traveller with most of the paraphernalia required to undertake the journey as well as offering advice and contacts when in Makkah and Madinah.

To cater for a changing market a new branch has been opened at 202 Felix Dlamini Road, Overport which provides ample parking and trades seven days a week.

So, if you are wanting the latest item that is trending in the Holy Land, find something for spiritual or physical upliftment or just to spend some time and meet many of the community that go there, then visit the new branch today. The branch is new but the personal service by the fourth generation family members sticks to the good old-fashioned traditional way.


Readers Write

Your article on Halaal and kosher is awesome. Loving it. Jazakallah!


On the way from Lahore to Islamabad - 5 hr journey.  Stopped at a 5 star equivalent to Ultra City. Enjoyed Lays chip with a SANHA stamp. Most impressive, Alhamdulillah!

South Africa


Forthcoming Events


3 - 5 February 2016

Fruit Logistica - Berlin, Germany

10 - 13 February 2016

Biofach - World Organic Trade Fair - Nuremburg, Germany

16 - 17 February 2016

 Africa Energy Indaba - Johannesburg, South Africa

21 February 2016

Retail Loss Prevention - Dubai, UAE

21 - 25 February 2016

Gulfood 2016 - Dubai, UAE

25 - 28 February 2016

Homemakers Expo - Johannesburg, South Africa

28 February - 2 March 2016

Cheese and Dairy Products Show - Paris, France

29 February - 3 March 2016

Global Food Safety Conference - Berlin, Germany

30 March - 02 April 2016

MIHAS 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 - 5 May 2-15

Food Hospitality Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

8 - 20 May 2016

Food Nigeria 2016 - Lagos, Nigeria

19 - 21 June 2016

Africa Big Seven/SAITEX - Johannesburg, South Africa


Trade Opportunities


We have cherry picked the cream of the crop of tradeshows for you. 2016 would be an incredible year for the bold entrepreneur to go where they have never been before. Evaluate the shows below and reap the harvest.


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Malaysia Halal

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Food & Hospitality

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Food Nigeria

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Africa Big 7

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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.


Whilst it may be viewed with dubiety in many parts of the world, this is not so with the populace of Southeast Asia and chefs schooled in the culinary arts. A customary staple item in almost every household it is made from three ingredients: anchovies, salt, and water. These three main ingredients are placed into wooden barrels and sit for 12-18 months. The less time it spends fermenting, the fishier the taste. The longer it spends, the nuttier it gets. Sometimes sugar is added to tone down the pungency.

It features heavily in Cambodian, Filipino, Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese cuisines. It can be used as a substitute for Worcestershire and soy sauce according to one's taste.





A vacancy exists for the position of an Alim (Pesh Imam) at Nausori Jame Masjid. Preference will be given to a Qur’an Hafiz with work experience, conversant in Arabic, Urdu and English language and whose spouse possesses qualification in Islamic studies (Alimah/Hafizah) from a recognised institution.


  • Imamat
  • Conducting Qur’an & Islamiyat classes at Nausori Jame Masjid and teaching of Arabic
  • Islamiyat and Urdu at Waidra Muslim Primary School

All interested & duly qualified persons are required to apply in writing with qualifications and references. Terms and conditions will be discussed with successful applicants.

The Secretary
FML-Rewa Branch
P.O. Box 776

Applications close on 15th February 2016

Saiyad Hussain
General Secretary


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