South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)
March 2015 : Jumaadal Ukhra 1436

There has been an explosive demand for Halaal goods worldwide as borne out by the number of exhibitions hosted by Governments and trade association agencies worldwide. Many of these are also being hosted in newly emerging markets that were previously difficult to penetrate such as the former states of the Soviet Union, the Far East, China, Vietnam and others.    

Halaal has quickly evolved from being a purely religious matter to one of trade, consumer rights and cross-border transactions. The aspiration of the Halaal consumer is no different from others in that they are looking for foods with nutrition, new taste experiences and most importantly food safety issues amongst which a trusted Halaal mark is a prime requisite. Even secular governments of non-Muslim majority countries have realised the need for introducing regulation to encourage trade.

South Africa is an island of profit surrounded by a sea of export opportunity. With the rand dropping to all-time lows, there has never been a more opportune time for your export drive. International companies can buy South African products at 33% cheaper than they did a year ago and from companies that speak English, produce exceptionally high quality products and have banks which are acceptable worldwide.

As a leading internationally-respected and recognised Halaal regulatory authority providing certification services in many parts of the world to over 1600 establishments and training programmes to Muslim organizations, Shar’iah scholars, industry role players and government regulators, SANHA has endeavoured to build bridges between the various stakeholders in the supply chain. To this end it arranges and participates 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.

Listed below are various events amongst which are some where SANHA is co-ordinating exhibitors within a national pavilion and guiding entrepreneurs with their applications for funding. For event details click on the relevant link below.

For guidance and referral on application for assistance with exhibition and travel costs, closing date etc. contact Mr S Mahomedy executiveofficer@sanha.org.za

Please specify the exhibition you are interested in:




15 – 18 April 2015

Food & Hotel Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

14 – 16 May 2015

Food Hotel Kitchen

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

11 – 14 June 2015

The Lagos Food & Beverage Fair

Lagos, Nigeria

21 – 23 June 2015

Africa Big Seven

Johannesburg, South Africa

23 – 25 July 2015

Halal Expo and Conference Australia

Melbourne, Australia

3 – 6 Sep 2015

World Food Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

29 Sep – 2 Oct 2015

Food & Hotel Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14 – 17 Sep 2015

World Food Moscow

Mockba, Russia

11 – 14 Oct 2015

Saudi Agriculture

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10 – 14 Oct 2015


Cologne, Germany

08 – 10 Dec 2015

Halal Food Middle East

Sharjah, UAE

The Noble Quran itself has recorded the words of the Almighty Allah as stated: "Let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill..." (Chapter 4 verse 29) so whether you are shopper, buyer, entrepreneur, government official or a tourist, visit an exhibition or two and seize the moment.


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