SANCA NISHTARA’s Bollywood Fundraising Show!

The SHM Group of Companies and Sayed H Mia brings you a night to remember for an incredible cause. Featuring superstar Indian Artists, this 5 star Bollywood Musical showstopper is not to be missed.

An evening of fantastic Bollywood entertainment awaits you. Be transported through song by the world famous Baba Sohel Orchestra and sensational singers of golden oldies, classics and new songs all the way from India!

Please go out and get your tickets and support this wonderful fundraiser. It’s sole purpose is to support the efforts of SANCA NISHTARA to assist those who cannot afford rehabilitation treatment.

Support SHM / SANCA NISHTARA’s Bollywood Fundraising Show! Powered by Lenasia Times and Lenz FM 93.6.

  • DATE- Sat 28 Oct 2017
  • TIME – 7PM
  • VENUE –  Gandhi Hall, EXT 5, Lenasia
  • TICKETS – R130.

All ticket sales go directly to aid drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Congratulations to Mr Mia’s son, Dr. Reza Mia

We would like to send huge congratulations to Mr Mia’s son, Dr. Reza Mia on his outstanding achievement.


The Minara Chamber of Commerce awarded him The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, for his stellar and world-class Aesthetic Medical Practice Anti-Aging Art as well as for his vast contributions to the aviation field in the form of the Pegasus Vertical Business Jet Pegasus Universal Aerospace.

For the first time ever, The Minara Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Recognition Awards and Gala Dinner Banquet, the premier event on Minara Business Chamber’s calendar, was held in Johannesburg at the Image Lifestyle Centre on Wednesday, 18th October 2017.


The event was attended by more than 600 dignitaries and captains of commerce and industry as well as by community leaders of all faiths. Newly appointed CEO for Standard Bank, Mr Sim Tshabalala delivered the keynote address at the Business Awards evening. The Awards Evening recognises Muslim enterprises and Institutions that have excelled in business and have achieved exceptional growth, performed well consistently and are considered market leaders in their sector. The awards also recognize individuals who have been outstanding performers and have excelled in their fields of endeavor.

From everyone at the SHM Group of Companies, Congratulations, Reza!


A historical perspective from both sides of the aisle was given at the AGM of SANCA Nishtara held at its premises in Lenasia, mid September. The debate at hand – to legalize cannabis or not.

The debate over legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal and religious uses has been going on for years. The AGM allowed doctors as well as members of the community to make their voices heard. Dr Ebrahim Bawa, a doctor at Nishtara with many years of experience in substance abuse issues gave an educated and knowledgeable point of view, while Nishtara Director, Shahida Kazie stated that the organization had not yet taken a final position on the debate around the issue yet.

In attendance at the AGM was Serkan Ergul, director for Gift of Hope, a Turkish Humanitarian organization, as well as Mr Sayed Mia – benefactor of Nishtara. Mr Mia remarked after the meeting that he was “impressed with the extent of the work being done there and would be reporting to his Board about the possibility of providing much needed assistance to Nishtara”.


Having everything on your wishlist is really not out of your reach.

You may feel like it is. You may even feel as if you work so hard, but your income never exceeds your expenses enough to build up any savings. You may also feel like every time you get ahead, something comes up and wipes out all the results you’ve gotten so far. You may feel like earning a lot of money is a huge mystery you haven’t figured out yet.

Mr Sayed Mia knows all of this and more. He has asked those same questions, but he has managed to stay the course and create the destiny of his choosing. He wants to pass his knowledge onto you so that you can live your best life as well.

The fact is – there is nothing mysterious about earning a good income and becoming a millionaire. You simply have to do what it takes. And there is a big difference between doing what it takes and doing what is convenient or easy.

In this new series, Mr Mia will share with you the formula for making a million – or more – in personal income and net worth.  In this series there are many lessons to be learned.

*You will discover that there are FIVE different options for making money, and which ones are the most reliable.

*Mr Mia shows you the ONE thing that must change if you ever expect to earn more than you’re earning now.

*There are THREE questions you must ask yourself to earn six or seven figures a year.

*There is a difference between interest and commitment. Understanding this difference is crucial to meeting your goals.

Are you ready to begin earning the income you want? Lets begin!


There are FIVE options to consider when it comes to making or finding money. We use the term “options” very loosely, because they may seem fabulous, but they aren’t always the correct ways to do it.


  1. WIN IT

In any given year, about 25 people out of 250 million will win a big lottery. We don’t recommend banking your financial career on hitting the winning number. Statistics show that eighty five percent of people who win the lottery will lose that money just as fast as they won it. You can hope for this, buy your ticket, and be in the right vibration, but just don’t bank on it. Don’t put all your eggs in this one basket.


  1. FIND IT

I’d be willing to bet that the odds on this one are just as low as winning the lottery – or less. Hoping for this is ok, but again, don’t hold your breath.



We don’t know about your family, but in a lot of families this isn’t worth holding your breath for either.



Now we are getting somewhere! This is an excellent option that requires your own or someone else’s specialized knowledge in a few areas. Real Estate, Stocks, Diamonds, Business, Currencies, and Commodities etc.


  1. EARN IT

Last but not least, earning it! Some of you have already fallen off the chair, because you may actually have to go to work and provide real and tangible value in the marketplace to make your fortune. But you see, its IN the marketplace that pays you, based on the value you bring to it combined with your ability to get people to exchange their money for your product, service, knowledge or ideas. In addition, your ability to leverage your money to have it work for you via some form of investments is another great way to become wealthy. Be it by starting or investing in a business, the stock market or other investment vehicles, you will need to choose the one or two that best fits your passion and skill set.

Many of you are already working hard and providing value, but you probably aren’t working on the right things in the right order and in the right quantities to make enough so that you have more than enough to put to work for you. If you are currently not earning more than enough, its simply because you are not yet offering enough of your services, knowledge or expertise to either enough people or the right people. (RE-READ THAT LAST SENTENCE TO YOURSELF) Money is part of a value system and the more you get people to value you and what you have to offer, the more you will earn.

Join us in our next post where we delve deeper into the concept of valuing yourself first…….


The TIBA Fundraiser was held at the Pentarosa School Hall on Saturday 9 September and turned out to be a huge success. The who’s who of Lenasia and surrounding attended this prestigious event and exceptional fundraising goals were met along with a delicious meal and entertainment.

Guest speaker, businessman and philanthropist, Mr Sayed Mia, was one of the high profile people in attendance and stepped up to the podium to deliver his address, one that was so incredibly well received by everyone. Mr Mia recounted in the most heartfelt way how his “heart was still in Lenasia” although he no longer lived there. That has not stopped him from spending the last several decades dedicated to supporting education, sport, religious and community organizations. He went on to say that he had “enough experience in Lenasia to know what Lenasia was like”, when he arrived in the early 1970’s when he made his mark as a very popular, yet humble school teacher. It overjoys him to see how it has developed over the years.

On Mr Mia’s years as a teacher, he was fervent when saying to the crowd that “The same skills and empathy developed as a teacher for ten years were the same skills that I needed to understand and build in the business and social community at large”.  Speaking about the association and emotional connection he has with the poorer area of Thomsville, an area where he successfully initiated with others for extra tuition for children from very poor families and backgrounds, living in desperate conditions – some without electricity – is still very close to his heart.



Having gone on to become a giant and mogul in the insurance and property area nationally, Mr Mia also acknowledged the contributions of many others, private citizens as well as organizations in diverse fields such as education, housing, social welfare, sport and health. He went on to state that this “has all led to the community being the thriving one that it is today”.

TIBA, whose basic mission is the prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and self-empowerment of the blind and visually impaired persons, has been doing sterling work and has expanded its services considerably in recent years.

Although based in Lenasia, Johannesburg, TIBA’s work extends beyond Lenasia and includes the surrounding informal settlements and regions of Greater Metropolitan Johannesburg. Having outgrown its premises TIBA had to develop new premises in Lenasia in order to cater for the growing demand for its services.




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