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South Africa’s Calcutta Sauces & Spices is now MK Kosher Certified

New certifications | May 30th, 2022

When electrical engineer Ronnie Ilouze moved from Israel to South Africa in 1989, he had no idea he would end up as an expert in spices and sauces. It all started when Ronnie’s father-in-law asked Ronnie to help him source spices for his butchery, and Ronnie saw a business opportunity in the making. “When I…

LISTEN: Rabbi Saul Emanuel and Rabbi Yossi Baumgarten interviewed by Kathy Kaler on Chai FM

Articles of Interest | November 18th, 2021

  2021.11.12 – Rabbi Yossi Baumgarten and Rabbi Saul Emanuel – Goodbye and Hello – SA Kashrut Update  

“The consumer is the ultimate winner,” MK Kosher says as it expands in South Africa

Articles of Interest | November 18th, 2021

In what could be a game changer for kashrut in South Africa, MK Kosher, a global kosher certifier, is expanding its operations in the country. “In a way, it has expanded itself as we have had an increase in calls from companies looking to outsource their kosher certification and get an internationally-recognised hechsher which could…


Articles of Interest | November 8th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MK – Global Kosher Certification The Gold Standard In Kashrut Johannesburg, November 8, 2021: MK, the gold standard in kosher certification, announced today that it has recruited Rabbi Yossi Baumgarten and Rabbi Berel Rodal to lead its rapidly growing operations in Southern Africa. “For more than 75 years, MK has been…


Articles of Interest | November 5th, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Dynastea from South Africa to the MK Kosher family! Dynastea‘s wide range of Coffee Enhancers, Bar Cocktail Mixes, Syrups and Coldrink and Syrup Flavours, Dessert Purees, Iced Tea Concentrates and Milkshake Sensations will tantalize your taste buds and have you begging for more! Their products are versatile and are guaranteed to enhance…

MK Kosher in South Africa Recruits Rabbi Rodal

Articles of Interest | November 3rd, 2021

Rabbi Berel Rodal has joined our team as MK Global Kosher’s Rabbinic Coordinator of the South African Region. Rabbi Rodal, who worked in Italy in the Kashrut field for close to 10 years, moved to Johannesburg in 2003. He has extensive experience in visiting companies and guiding them on the path to securing kashrut accreditation….


Articles of Interest | January 25th, 2021

Jan. 21 2021 / 8 Shvat 5781 RABBI DESMOND MAIZELS Z”TL On Erev Shabbos, Parshas VaEira, the world woke up to shocking news, the passing of a huge icon in the world of Kashrus, Rabbi Desmond Maizels, of Capetown, South Africa.  Having had the opportunity of working in conjunction with Rabbi Maizels for over 35…

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