Category: South Africa

A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

| 27/04/2018 | 2 Replies
A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment agency, is leading a trade delegation to Singapore for Food and Hotel Asia.

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Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

| 16/11/2017 | Reply
Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

This will assist in the long-term vision of establishing Cape Town as the Halal Hub for Africa that will include opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the Western Cape.

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Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

| 03/10/2017 | Reply
Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

The exhibition, scheduled to take place at The Westin Cape Town, from 25 to 26 October 2017, will showcase halal certified products and services of local companies.

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South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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South Africa: Department kicks off forum for Muslims to engage on Halal Agri Park

| 17/09/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Department kicks off forum for Muslims to engage on Halal Agri Park

Following a feasibility study into a halaal food park in Cape Town, the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is now engaging Muslim stakeholders on what the future of this project could look like.

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South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

The mission featured five Halal companies among others, which are producers in the agribusiness, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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South Africa: SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

| 05/10/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

Given the geographical location of the source of the chicken, it remains difficult to investigate and to ultimately determine the halal status of slaughtering processors.

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South Africa: MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

| 07/09/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident Halal standards will improve at supermarket chains.

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South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

South Africa is one of the five most popular non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in the global Muslim travel market, and will be represented at the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

Jakim who has positioned itself as an international Halal expert and authority may not be seen as the only international compliance regulatory framework on Halal.

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South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

This comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the Halal certifier, after they failed an external audit in November last year.

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South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

| 26/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years.

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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study to be launched at Africa Global Business Forum reveals large investment opportunities in the untapped sectors.

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Opinion: Digital Economy

| 23/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Digital Economy

The UK’s digital economy is rated the second-most technologically ready in the world and a strong contributor to the economy.

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Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

The Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology will sign agreement between the halal industries of the two countries.

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12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

Various member representatives from different countries have attended. GIMDES President and the patron of WHC Dr. Huseyin Kami Buyukozer gave a speech.

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Malaysia: Sales Worth RM21.9 Mln Registered At Trade Expo In South Africa

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Sales Worth RM21.9 Mln Registered At Trade Expo In South Africa

Consumer preference towards halal products from both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers in the country provides good opportunities for Malaysian manufacturers.

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Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

Burger King anticipates skyrocketing growth and said it is cutting import costs with plans to build a meat pattie factory in the Western Cape.

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