History


The MCKENZIE PARK ISLAMIC TRUST (MPIT) in Benoni was founded on 15 April 2015.

The Trust is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO).

Al-Hamdulillah, the trust secured land (4322 m²), situated on Heron Street, next to the Mackenzie Park Shopping Centre. 

The communities in the Greater Mackenzie Park areas of Benoni have grown by leaps and bounds. These communities include Mackenzie Park, Mackenzie Park Extension 1, Mackenzie Park North and Dewald Hattingh Park. 

Several new housing projects have been developed near the acquired land. These include Mackenzie Mews and Al-Falaam Mansions. The number of Muslim homes is expected to increase further following the completion of the development of Mackenzie Palms (89 stands), on the corner of Woodpecker Street and Main Reef Road. 

It is estimated that there are approximately 500 Muslim homes in the area. The Trust is currently conducting a census of the Greater Mackenzie Park areas.