South African National Halaal
Authority
e-Bulletin

December 2016 :: Rabiul Awwal 1438 No. 91

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

Editorial

FULL HOUSE @ OPEN HOUSE AGM

Twenty years on, SANHA is proud to have been able to implement the vision of our eminent Ulama of the past who desired to meet the challenges facing the Muslim Ummah at that time by the establishment of a professional Halaal regulatory authority that would be independent, transcend tribalism, sectionalism, nationalism and be transparent.

The twenty year convention of good governance amongst which is the hosting of Annual General Meetings in the major cities of our country where officials personally present their reports including financial statements under the full glare of the public spotlight is steeped in this tradition.

We thank the Ummah for their expression of confidence in us with the full house attendance at the Hartley Road Primary School Hall on Sunday, 13th November 2016.

266 attendees witnessed SANHA Office bearers present their detailed reports for the year in review.  This included presenting of the audited financial statements which were handed out to all attendees and also posted on our website.

Some salient features from the report were:-

  • Total number of queries fielded by the Helpline during the period - 22 964

  • Total number of plants certified in the past period - 252

  • Total number of certificates withdrawn / cancelled in the period - 134

  • Total number of announcements issued - 21

  • Total number of inspections conducted - 10 286

  • Total number of plants certified - 1793

  • Total income for the period - R19,75 million

  • Total expenditure for the period - R19,02 million

The keynote address was delivered by the eminent and respected Scholar of Islam, Moulana (Dr) Yunoos Osman, an internationally renowned Scholar, Lecturer, Author and Business Advisor.

A special Community Recognition Award was presented to Durban's well-known and eminently likeable philanthropist, Hajee Ahmed Moosa (AG) Pandor.

More on those in our next issue.

SANHA wishes to thank the community for their 20 years of unwavering support and pledges to continue serving you in a manner that pleases Allah Ta'ala best.

Editor

Our offices shall be closed as follows:-

CLOSING : 12h00 PM - FRIDAY, 23RD DECEMBER 2016
REOPEN : TUESDAY, 3RD JANUARY 2016

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ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE

The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

MIHAS

MIHAAS

The Malaysian International Halaal Showcase (MIHAS) is unique and the largest event of its kind in the world. Organised by the Malaysian government through the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) the event is hosted in Kuala Lumpur each year. Now in its fourteenth year it provides an extensive platform to the global Halaal market and a forum for role players.

With close to 600 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors from 75 countries, millions of Rands of sales are generated. Buyer, exhibitor, visitor or service provider, this is one event not to be missed. Many a success story has been written and relationships have been established. Shouldn't yours be one of them?

Assistance is provided to qualifying South African exporters to penetrate foreign markets by our Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) with air travel, daily subsistence allowance, exhibition space and booth rental costs, freight forwarding costs to participate in the National Pavilion.

Further information can be obtained from:-

SANHA: executiveofficer@sanha.org.za

DTI: BMorudi@thedti.gov.za

MATRADE johannesburg.naims@matrade.gov.my

WEBSITE: https://www.mihas.com.my

Mihas

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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.

ZA'ATAR 

RECIPE FOR THE FAMED MIDDLE EASTERN SPICE

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup thyme
  • ¼ cup sumac
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds

METHOD

  1. Grind the thyme, sumac, salt and sesame seed in a spice grinder until you obtain a fine powder.
  2. Keep in a sealed jar in a cool, dark and dry place.
  3. Will yield about ¾ cup. Za'atar will begin to lose its flavour after 2 months.
  4. To use: mix 1-2 Tbsp of Za'atar with 1-2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and spread on warm, toasted bread. Top with freshly-ground black pepper. You can also top pita breads with the Za'atar and olive oil mixture and bake in the oven to make pita crisps.

Try this crunch of a munch with a twist

ZA'ATAR POPCORN

INGREDIENTS

  1. 8 cups popped popcorn, still hot
  2. 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 2 Tbsp Za'atar
  4. ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  5. ½ tsp salt (*omit if your Za'atar blend already contains salt)

METHOD

Pour oil over hot popcorn, toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix salt, Za'atar and pepper. Pour mixture over popcorn and toss until well-incorporated.

NOTES: Add ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicy kick or add freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


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.

STEAK YOUR CLAIM
ON A WINNING HALAAL FRANCHISE

The consumption of meat is part of society and a lifestyle indicator of the growing Muslim middle class Halaal sector.

With the dearth of individual and personalised service of fine dining steak houses on one hand and proliferation of edifices of mass consumption in the shopping mall on the other, it is gratifying to come home to RJ's.

We receive numerous enquiries from diners seeking out locations of Halaal outlets from coastal areas such as Umhlanga on the KZN fun shine coast.

We welcome the initiatives from this Franchisor to meet this need - see advert in our Trade Opportunities.

Click here for a past diner review of an RJ's establishment.

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SMILE AWHILE

In the serious world of Halaal, we take this moment to bring you a smile, a chuckle, a hearty laugh and a lesson. It's therapeutic, so pass it on.

A McHEIST UNHAPPY MEAL

When two armed men burst into a McDonald's in Besancon, Eastern France in June this year, with one firing a warning shot while the other raided the till for cash, they did not know that among the 40 diners there were 11 members of an elite branch of the French Armed Forces - hardened soldiers who specialised in hostage situations. The soldiers waited for the end of the heist before intervening so as not to endanger the other patrons. The first man who was carrying around €2000 cash stumbled as he attempted to flee and was captured while the other was shot in the abdomen and arrested.

A combo deal that went wrong.

CRIME DOES NOT PAY

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

THE HEIMLICH MANOEUVRE

Isn't this amazing? Dr Henry Heimlich, the 96 year old surgeon credited with inventing the lifesaving technique in 1974 had to step in and apply it to save a life.

Patty Ris, 87, who is a resident at the same seniors home began choking on a hamburger when the venerable doctor intervened. As soon as he applied the technique a piece of meat with a bone immediately popped out.

Click here to learn about the Heimlich manoeuvre with images and a video so that you too can step in and help when needed.

PHOTO GALLERY

Get the Picture - it's Worth a Thousand Words

SANHA AGM 2016

SANHA

SANHA

AT THE HARTLEY ROAD SCHOOL HALL IN DURBAN

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Health and Beauty

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

COCONUT MILK

Coconut milk is considered a "miracle liquid" due to its vast array of benefits.

1. IMPROVES HEART HEALTH BY LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL

Coconuts are one of the best sources of lauric acid - 50 percent of the fat in coconuts is lauric acid, which has antibacterial and antiviral activities. According to many studies, lauric acid is a protective type of fatty acid linked with improved cholesterol levels and heart health.

Because coconuts contain minerals important for circulation and controlling blood flow, coconut milk is also useful for lowering blood pressure and keeping blood vessels flexible, elastic and free from plaque buildup.

2. HELPS LOSE WEIGHT

Consumption of a diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT's) results in greater loss of fat (adipose tissue) compared with long-chain fatty acids, perhaps due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation observed with MCT intake. MCT's may be considered as agents that aid in the prevention of obesity or potentially stimulate weight loss.

As a food high in MCT's, coconut milk is a very filling, fat-burning food. Fats provide the feeling of being full and satisfied and can help prevent overeating, snacking, food cravings and potentially weight gain.

Coconut milk is also hydrating and helps the digestive organs, like the liver and kidneys, function properly, which helps metabolize fat and remove waste from the body.

3. IMPROVES DIGESTION AND RELIEVES CONSTIPATION

YA well-hydrated digestive tract is important for preventing or treating constipation.  Coconut milk nourishes the digestive lining due to its electrolytes and healthy fats, improving gut health and preventing conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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VACANCY

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

SANHA seeks a dedicated and committed individual at its Durban office to serve in the Applications Department - Administration.

ADVANTAGES / POSITIVE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Aalim / Strong Deeni values
  • Matriculant
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good Administrative skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Vibrant personality
  • Good communications skills
  • Self-motivated / proactive
  • Reasonable work experience in an office environment
  • Driver's license + own vehicle

Interested candidates / positive referrals may forward their CV's to: Email: manager-kzn@sanha.org.za

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CONTENTS

Competition / Giveaway

Editorial

Health and Beauty

I Didn't Know That

Industry News

Know Islam

Mysterious Spice

Organisational Profile

On My Plate

Photo Gallery

Questions and Answers

Recently Certified

Smile a While

Trade Opportunities

Winning Recipes

Vacancies

Questions & Answers

Q: I am looking for sweets that are mint flavoured or breath fresheners that are Halaal.

A: The following mint sweet products are certified by SANHA:

  • Lot 100 Cool Mint
  • Cartoon Candy X Rolls Mint & Spearmint
  • Cartoon Candy Mint Turnbulls
  • Fox & Swan Mint Curls, Hearts and Buttons
  • Fox & Swan Mint Imperials
  • Fox & Swan Mint Pastels
  • Empire Mint Imperials
  • Empire Mint Pastels
  • Empire Italian Mint Candy
  • Rozet Mint Fresh
  • Rozet Italian Mint Fresh
  • Munch Buddies Fruit Mint
  • Munch Buddies Icy Mint

Q: Would a soya sauce that is naturally fermented be Halaal suitable? Are there any Halaal soy sauces?

A: Fermentation in itself is not a cause for prohibition, but is when it causes intoxication. It occurs in many common foods such as breads, atchaar, vinegar etc.

The following soy sauces are certified by SANHA:

  • All Joy
  • Chefs Cater
  • Fortified Foods
  • Golden Spices
  • Judy's
  • Kimono Shoyu Sauce
  • Kimono Tamari Sauce
  • Minnies
  • Mr Sauce
  • Saucalitos

Q. I live in Dubai, U.A.E. I need information regarding Halaal chicken from Brazil.

Can you or someone help me?

A. There is a business group from Dubai, U.A.E who import beef and poultry from Brazil. They have a very reputable business organisation who ensures that their order is processed by authorised Muslim staff and packed under their "AL-ISLAMI" brand. We suggest you purchase products of their brand and contact them for further queries.

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Industry News

THE LATEST IN "POP" CULTURE

NEW KETTLE-POPPED POPCORN BY SIMBA

The 60 year old leading South African snack company, Simba, continues to keep innovation at the core of its business with the introduction of Kettle Popped Popcorn.

New Simba Kettle Popped Popcorn offers fans extra crunch for enjoyment and is available in two delicious flavours that South Africans are sure to love: White Cheddar Flavoured Popcorn and Sweet and Spicy Chutney Flavoured Popcorn.

According to their brand manager, Simba is excited to introduce this offering to the market, adding variety to the snack aisles and is confident that it will become a new family fun-time favourite.

Using a traditional kettle-popped process, Simba Kettle Popped Popcorn offers an ideal snacking option for consumers seeking a satisfying, yet flavour-filled snack alternative. Simba Kettle Popped Popcorn is available in 90g bags at a recommended selling price of R9.99 from all major retailers nationwide. As with their entire range they are approved Halaal by SANHA.

SIMBA

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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:

  1. Steers Mayfair, 28 Bartlett Road, Mayfair, Gauteng - Restaurants

  2. Debonairs Pizza Mayfair, 28 Bartlett Road, Mayfair, Gauteng - Restaurants

  3. Saffron Halaal Caterers, 27 Side Road, Chrisville, Gauteng - Caterer

  4. Petrow Food Ingredients (Pty) Ltd, 16 Endean Street, City Deep, Gauteng - Spices & Condiments

  5. FNB Catering Kent, 396 Kent Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, Gauteng - Catering Kitchen

  6. Burgerack Cresta Mall, Shop CGU207, Cresta Mall, Blackheath, Gauteng - Restaurant

  7. Mochachos Beachfront, Shop No. 2, Lower Marine Parade, Durban, KwaZulu Natal Restaurant

  8. Drakensberg Milling, Land Ends Road, Winterton, KwaZulu Natal Bakery Bulk Manufacturer

  9. Monteagle Consumer Group LTD, 9 Hayman Park, 1 Sunbury Office Park, Douglas Sauders Drive, La Lucia Ridge Office Estate, KwaZulu Natal Raw Materials Assorted

  10. Glenfern Goatsmilk Cheesery, Invermooi Farm, Lower Loteni Road, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu Natal Dairy Assorted Products

  11. Ethekwini Cheese (Pty) Ltd, 3 Jacksmith Road, Ballito Service Park, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal Dairy - Cheese

  12. Mama's Sauce, 5 Chesterfield Road, Willowton, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal Culinary Products Sauces

  13. Oakland Dairy, 669 Weltevreden Road, Phillipi, Cape Town / Vrymansfontein Plaas, Adderley Weg, Durbanville, Cape Town - Dairy Products

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

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Competition Winners

WINNER OF RADIO ISLAM
FREE FOR LIFE

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.

WINNER: MR THAABIET MADATT – PORT ELIZABETH

 

FREE LIPOGRAM TESTING WINNERS

Bloodline

Congratulations to the winners who have been contacted.

Abdurrahman Ebrahim

Abubaker Haniff

Amy Mahomed

Aneesa Haniff

AY Kajee

Bilkis Vawda

Dan Chettiar

Famidha Imam Ally

Farook Omarjee

Farouk Bayat

Fatima Bhayat

Fatima Cassimjee

Fatima Zohra

Hasina Ismail

Ismail Minty

Luthfia Pathan

Maryam Bibi Rumaney

Mohamed Rawat

Mohammed Faizal Cassim

Mohammed Ismail

Mrs S Motala

Nujma Adam

Razia Banu

Riyaad Salamut

Safiya Seedat

Sara Ally

Shahista Aboobaker

Sofie Motala

Umer Haffejee
Valli

Mahomed Essa

Veenitha Maharaj

Yusuf Essa

Yusuf Timol

Zain Mahomed

Zak Kajee

Zeenat Moolla

Zeenath Haniff

Zohra Cassim

Zubaida Ismail

Zuber Pathan

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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.

ZA'ATAR

It is the name for a type of herb and a condiment made from dried thyme, oregano, marjoram or some combination thereof, mixed with sesame seeds, dried sumac and often salt. Used in Arab cuisine, it is popular throughout the Middle East. The simple average four ingredient recipe varies from country to country, family to family, cook to cook. Buy it readymade or make it yourself.

It makes a delicious addition to olive oil for a dipping sauce for pita and flat breads or as a spread on top for toasting. There are no hard and fast rules as it is known to be sprinkled on eggs, yoghurt dips, rice etc.

See our Winning Recipe column

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Trade Opportunities

"…but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill" (Noble Al Quran Surah 4, Verse 29)

Trade

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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 MOSQUE (MUSJID) IN ISLAM

It is helpful to know what a mosque (musjid) means to Muslims. It differs from what a church is to Christians. Muslims do not belong to a mosque (musjid) as a Christian belongs to a specific church. Muslims can pray anywhere on earth.

WHO OWNS A MOSQUE (MUSJID)

The actual structure of a mosque (musjid) along with all of its contents is intended for the service of Allah Ta'ala alone. Hence its ownership does not belong to any individual or organisation. The owner of the land on which a mosque (musjid) is constructed divests himself of its ownership in the name of Allah, so unlike a church, a mosque (musjid) cannot be sold, mortgaged or rented. Thus the sanctity of a mosque (musjid) is preserved in Islam.

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HALAAL HELPLINE - 0861 786 111
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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