Halaal Manufacturing Plant
is for the development of a dedicated Halaal Manufacturing Plant / Industrial
Park within the Gauteng Area and later moving to other provinces and then to the
rest of Africa which will be able to take advantage of all of the export
orientated and efficiency enhancing incentives and programmes offered by the dti
and other governments The global market for Halaal food products and services is
estimated at US$2.3 trillion of which food represent 64%.
It is estimated that South Africa could supply US$255 billion of this demand, mainly to the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia regions with fresh and processed products in the sub-sectors of food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals.
The project would create strong backward linkages into the primary agricultural sectors for the supply of input / raw material as well as forward linkages to export, warehousing, distribution and marketing entities within the value chain.
Approximately 20 000 direct employment opportunities would be created in South Africa with a significant 3.5 multiplier impact along the whole value chain.
The project will contribute to the development of suppliers and sub-suppliers by driving improved manufacturing efficiency along identified value chains, to achieve parity in cost efficiency with leading cost benchmarks.