The SJUSA is one of the founding members of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) which was established in 1994, with the object of providing a unified, credible and competent leadership on behalf of the major theological formations in South Africa. The advent of a new democratic dispensation created the need for a cohesive forum that would lend itself towards the preservation, promotion and protection of the distinct Muslim identity in South Africa. As a major initiative it championed the cause for the recognition of Muslim personal law in South Africa. This umbrella body engages directly with the Government in matters pertaining to laws, legislations or pertinent matters which affect the general South African Muslim community on a national level.