Category: South Africa

South Africa: Halal Tourism Conference

| 08/05/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal Tourism Conference

The Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in partnership with Durban Tourism, will be hosting South Africa’s 1st Halaal Tourism Conference at the Elangeni Hotel, Durban on 29 May 2013.

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South Africa: Cadbury is Halal

| 04/05/2013 | 2 Replies
South Africa: Cadbury is Halal

Cadbury’s chocolates produced in South Africa will soon have a halal emblem on its packaging following the completion of its halal certification process by the South African National Halal Authority (Sanha).

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Dubai needs food from Africa

| 15/04/2013 | Reply
Dubai needs food from Africa

Next month the Ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister and vice-president of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be hosting the Africa Global Business Forum, a two-day summit focusing on doing business in and with Africa.

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South Africa: Halal expertise needed

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal expertise needed

Despite the shocking revelations made after two studies undertaken by the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Western Cape about the level of mislabeling in the SA meat industry, Muslim consumers are still not aware enough of how this impacts on their right to consume halal.

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South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

One local butcher told VOC the lack of transparency in the industry has been a problem of longstanding and goes so far that he would not trust 95% of what is sold by local Muslim butchers.

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South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

Notice given to all European slaughterers by the EU last quarter for increased voltage stunning came into effect on 1 January and has particular significance for Muslim consumers given an increase in European imported “halal” products into South Africa seen recently.

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South Africa: Muslims hit back for Halal symbol on foods

| 24/01/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Muslims hit back for Halal symbol on foods

Two halal certification bodies, as well as members of the Muslim public have defended their right to have a halal symbol on foods, dismissing a lawsuit being brought by Christian groups as being needlessly intolerant. They say that It has become a sought after symbol.

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South Africa: Muslim Consumer Council ready to launch

| 31/10/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Muslim Consumer Council ready to launch

The council is a consumer advocacy group which aims to ensure that all service providers, suppliers and producers are held accountable to Muslim consumers. The MCC will use social networks as a means to create debate and disseminate information.

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South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

| 12/10/2012 | 1 Reply
South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

In this CNN video Errol Barnett looks at South Africa’s Halal industry. He visits the Karan Beef feeding lots, which are a major supplier of Halal meat to Muslim populations in the Middle East. 15% of the meat produced in South Arica is Halal, with a 2% Muslim population.

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South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

The group objects to the fact that a wide range of food products are religiously labelled, and there should be alternative products available without these labels. The complaint mainly targets the halal labeling.

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South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

| 30/07/2012 | 1 Reply
South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide.

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South Africa: IHRP Report on Muslim Judicial Council

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
South Africa: IHRP Report on Muslim Judicial Council

The Independent Halal Review Panel (IHRP), has released their 60 page report on the halal certification operations of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). There is concern about maintaining the Halal chain.

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South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

Some members of the Christian community are angry at Woolworths, a major South African retail chain, for putting a halal certification mark on packages of hot cross buns sold ahead of Easter.

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Opinion: Is it investment? Or a land grab?

| 26/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is it investment? Or a land grab?

Priming it is a rush by China, India, South Korea and Gulf petro-economies to snap up land abroad to secure their food supplies. But who is buying land where – and what they are doing with it – may never be fully answered, for many transactions are never publicly announced.

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South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

EXCLUSIVE – Following an “in-depth” investigation in the wake of a halal scandal that saw imported products – including pork – being deliberately relabelled and sold as fit for Muslim consumption, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Tuesday withdrew its registration and cancelled all halal certification of Orion Cold Storage.

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South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

| 19/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

Following last week’s meeting between the country’s four halal issuing authorities to root out malpractice in the industry, all eyes are now on the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) who has yet to take a decision on whether it would certify halal imports for Orion Cold Storage.

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South Africa: Much interest in halal meeting

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Much interest in halal meeting

The meeting between the four Halal issuing authorities that is scheduled to take place in Lenasia today has drawn much interest. The National Independent Halal Authority (NIHT) who called for the meeting as a precursor to a National Meat Traders Summit in the new year, maintained that it was critical for the four Halal bodies to sit down as a matter of urgency following the Halal relabeling scandal that rocked the country in November.

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South Africa: Nestle SA, Ogilvy SA, DTI to speak at Halaal conference

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Nestle SA, Ogilvy SA, DTI to speak at Halaal conference

The Global Halaal Market conference, a one-day event discussing the latest trends and developments in the global halaal market, will take place 17-19 July 2011 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

| 24/02/2011 | 1 Reply
South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

Whitey Basson, the chief executive of Shoprite, said yesterday that he was “very worried” about food security and the manufacturing capacity for food in the country if more food was imported.

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Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the World Halaal Council (WHC) took place in Istanbul, Turkey between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October 2010. Lukmanul Hakim (Indonesia) was elected as the new Secretary General, with South African Sheik Thaffier Najjaara (SAHUC) elected as Honorable President.

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