The MJC Halaal Trust (MJCHT) was established prior to 1945, as an NGO and NPO in South Africa, and is situated in Cape Town. The MJCHTs’ establishment is a continuation of the legacy of the Muslim forefathers (‘ulama) in South Africa since the 17th Century (about 350 years, ago), making it one of the oldest Muslim organizations in the halal industry.
Since 1945 the MJCHT, as an organization, assumed the responsibility and duty of ensuring that Muslims consume Islamically permissible, nutritional, and wholesome (halal & tay-yib) food and drink in South Africa. The MJCHT thereby ascertains that the Islamic dietary laws are adhered to by all Muslims and non-Muslims in South Africa, through halal-observance, halal-control, and halal-integrity. This is essentially defined as a halal certification process. It is an assiduous process of educating and teaching everyone to respect and appreciate ‘halal’ and the multifarious advantages of ‘halal-lifestyles’.
The MJC Halaal Trust (MJCHT) is currently an internationally recognized halal certification authority. For the purposes of halal certification and other activities in the halal industry, the MJCHT registered as a Trust in 1986. The MJCHT (and it is a religious authority, as well) assumed the role of endorsing and certifying as halal, among others, abattoirs, chicken and ostrich plants, other facilities, including commodities, confectioneries, beverages, and cosmetics, etc. for the Muslim consumers of South Africa.
The MJCHT is also looking into the interests of halal for all Muslims and non-Muslims, alike. These halal-control services were extended to the rest of South Africa and globally, thus the MJCHT is currently a renowned local, national, and international halal certifying authority.