The Heart & Stroke Foundation promotes cardiovascular health through advocacy, influencing policy, providing information, tools, and support to help halt the rise of premature Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in people in South Africa. Heart disease and stroke are the second-biggest killers in South Africa, second only to HIV/AIDS. The Heart Mark logo takes the guess work out of choosing heart-healthy food products and consumers do not need to read complicated food labels to know that their favourite products are good for their heart.
The South African Chefs Association (SACA) is a non-profit industry organisation that has been representing chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels for over 40 years. Its core purpose is to set and maintain the highest level of culinary excellence, food standards and professionalism throughout South Africa. This accomplished through the transfer of skills and uplifting individuals, our members - ‘The South African Chef’.
Diabetes South Africa is a registered Diabetes Non-Profit Organisation in South Africa, associated with the International Diabetes Federation. Founded 40 years ago the DSA empowers all those affected by Diabetes through support, education and information. It also provides awareness and highlights the risk factors associated with diabetes and promotes healthy lifestyles for all South Africans.
Internationally, the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust (MJCHT) is well-known and acknowledged by various renowned Halal Certifying Bodies or Authorities (HCB) from numerous countries, for example – Malaysia (JAKIM), Singapore (MUIS), Indonesia (MUI), Egypt, Arab United Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; Australia, Pakistan and India, etc.
Prior to 1945, the Muslim Ulama of Cape Town pioneered the establishment and organization of halal certification in South Africa. The MJCHT catapulted the concept of halal certification into the international halal arena by laying the fundamental blocks for halal-assurance, halal-control, halal food development and halal-services.