Welcome to Provincial Executive Committee of Muslim Supreme Council of South Africa ( MUSCOOSA) for Free State province comprised of Provincial Mufti, Regional Representatives who are leaders of Municipalities and Districts that makes up Free State Province Called Municipal Qadhi or District Qadhi, and Town representatives.
Each town of a Municipality or District has a leader in Charge of Islam and Muslim affairs who is responsible for Council of Imams and Muadhins of that Municipality or District called Town Representatives who reports to Regional representatives called Municipal Qadhi and District Qadhi, who reports to Provincial Mufti.
The office of Provincial Mufti monitors operations of Regional Representatives called Municiplal Qadhi, District Qadhi and Town Representatives with following Structure:
- Regional Representatives are Heads of Islam Affairs in Municipalities and districts called Municipal Qadhi and Disrict Qadhi. There are representatives in every town that makes a Municipality or District those who report to Municipal Qadhi or District Qadhi.
- Municipal Qadhis and District Qadhis are Deputies of Provincial Muftis, they make part of Provincial Executive Committee headed by Mufti of the Province.
- Provincial Muftis, Municipal Qadhi and District Qadhi all form part of Council of Sheikhs ( Majlisil Ulama).
Municipal Qadhi and District Qadhi coordinate with Mayors office , all town representatives reports back to him. the management has a team of members comprised of:
- Provincial Mufti
- Regional Representatives called Municipal Qadhi and And District Qadhi
- Head of Imams and Muadhins in Municipality and District
- Town Representatives in charge of Council of Imams and Muadhins
Map Showing Municipalities and Districts of Free State Province
The Free State is located in the geographical centre of South Africa, bordered by the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, as well as Lesotho. The Free State is a rural province of farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns.
Although the Free State is the third-largest province in South Africa, it has the second-smallest population and the second-lowest population density. It covers an area of 129 825km² and has a population of 2 834 714 – 5.1% of the national population. Its capital is Bloemfontein, which is South Africa’s judicial capital. Other important towns include Welkom, Kroonstad, Sasolburg and Bethlehem.
The economy is dominated by agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Known as the ‘bread basket’ of South Africa, about 90% of the province is under cultivation for crop production. It produces approximately 34% of the total maize production of South Africa, 37% of wheat, 53% of sorghum, 33% of potatoes, 18% of red meat, 30% of groundnuts and 15% of wool. The province is the world’s fifth-largest gold producer, with mining the major employer. It is a leader in the chemicals industry, being home to the giant synthetic-fuels company, Sasol.
The Vredefort Dome, 10km in diameter, about 100km south-west of Johannesburg, is South Africa’s seventh World Heritage Site.
The Free State is divided into one metropolitan municipality (Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality) and four district municipalities, which are further subdivided into 18 local municipalities.