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KZN local cane farmers rally together to survive

By: African News Agency      12th October 2017 South African sugar cane growers in Amatikulu, northern KwaZulu-Natal, have rallied together to raise enough capital to buy Unitrans’ assets in the two operational areas. Longstanding haulier Unitrans’ ceased cane haulage operations in their area, impacting the income of 50 commercial growers and... 

Cornubia held up as vision for future, socially-minded developments

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2017 Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has won acclaim for transforming the landscape north of Durban by creating South Africa’s largest mixed-use integrated human settlement project. Tongaat Hulett Developments was named Visionary Client of the Year at the annual Consulting Engineers South Africa Aon... 

Pumps investment solidifies Mozambique sugar industry

By: Nica Schreuder     6th October 2017 South African pumps manufacturer and supplier Brehnor Pumps has commissioned two Ornel Floodlifter 1 200-mm-diameter pumps on the Xinavane sugar estate, in Mozambique, owned by agricultural and agroprocessing business company Tongaat Hulett. 

Xinavene sugar mill refinery project, Mozambique

By: Sheila Barradas     15th September 2017 Tongaat Hulett is building a refinery to convert brown sugar into white sugar. 

Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards winners for 2017 announced

     18th August 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa), supported by Aon South Africa, on Thursday announced the winners of this year’s Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in the engineering industry and celebrate innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and... 

Project aids community development

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th August 2017 With 70% of the R370-million Cornubia Interchange project complete, construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV and the eThekwini roads provision department say the project is likely to be completed in January next year.  

Tongaat Hulett launches R550m sugar refinery project in Mozambique

By: Anine Kilian     24th July 2017 Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett on Monday launched a R550-million 90 000 t/y refinery to process brown sugar into white sugar at its Mozambique-based Xinavane sugar mill. The refinery will produce its first product in September 2018. 

Construction imminent at new Durban affordable housing development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd July 2017 Construction of a new affordable housing project at Bridge City – a joint venture between Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality – is due to start within the next few weeks. The development, 20 km north of the Durban central business district, will comprise 356 apartment units, priced from... 

Tongaat sugar output in recovery after two-year drought

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th May 2017 After two consecutive years of having been impacted by a severe drought, Tongaat Hulett’s sugar production levels across its regions are starting to recover, with the company now edging closer to its full two-million-ton-a-year capacity. Total sugar production is expected to recover over two... 

Tongaat delivers double-digit earnings growth for FY17

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th May 2017 JSE-listed Tongaat Hulett on Monday reported double-digit earnings growth for the year ended March 31. The group achieved a 44.6% hike in headline earnings, from R679-million in 2016, to R982-million in the 12 months under review. 

Tongaat Hulett expects 40% increase in FY profit as prices climb

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th May 2017 Local sugar producer Tongaat Hulett expects its operating profit for the year ended March 31 to rise by 40% to R2.3-billion, owing to improved market prices, more effective import protection dynamics in the countries where it operates and higher prices realised for exports. The various sugar... 

Momentum builds at Bridge City mixed-use development

By: Anine Kilian     13th March 2017 Activities at the Bridge City mixed-used property development north of Durban are gathering momentum. To date, 65% of the 53 ha development area has been sold to a mix of public and private sector investors, while 360 000 m2 of bulk is still available for purchase in Bridge City. 

Tongaat’s sugar, maize output to rise on improved rainfall

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th March 2017 Tongaat Hulett’s sugar production is expected to increase significantly over the next two years, as the company recovers from the adverse conditions, including drought, in the past two years. Based on good rainfall, the agriculture and agroprocessing business’s South African division is expected... 

Gunter Vogel

     24th February 2017 This week we feature Gunter Vogel, chairperson of Kwatami (previously Joest), an original-equipment manufacturers that supplies customised engineered vibrating equipment to the African mining and industrial sectors   

Sibaya Coastal Precinct project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 Nodes 1 and 5 of the project are ready for development. 

KwaZulu-Natal to get another retail, logistics park

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2017 A multimillion-rand logistics and retail park being developed by M&F Giuricich Developments and Fortress Property Fund, in KwaZulu-Natal, will be built this year. The logistics park, located between the King Shaka International Airport and Durban, will form part of the N2 Business Estate, located... 

Bridge City development to offer small business incubation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th October 2016 Part of agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality’s Bridge City mixed-use development is being earmarked for small business incubators, with the integrated rapid public transport network set to benefit existing and emerging businesses. The industrial,... 

Bridge City development advances

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2016 The end vision of agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality’s Bridge City mixed-use development, a joint venture public–private partnership north of Durban, is coming together, with the development of the town centre accelerating. Only a third, or 91 000... 

New dawn for entrepreneurs in KZN’s Cornubia, Blackburn communities

     20th June 2016 Entrepreneurs in Cornubia and Blackburn communities may get assistance to grow their businesses to the next level, thanks to Tongaat Hulett Developments, the property arm of agricultural and agri-processing group Tongaat Hulett’s investment in a new business incubator serving the area.   This is... 

Sugar drags down record performance of other Tongaat divisions

By: Tracy Hancock     30th May 2016 JSE-listed sugar producer Tongaat Hulett’s cash flow from operations took a significant blow in the year ended March 31, owing to its sugar production reducing by a further 291 000 t to 1.023-million tons from 1.314-million tons and 1.424-million tons in 2015 and 2014 respectively. Tongaat Hulett... 

Chamber celebrates 160 years of business operations

     27th May 2016 Network organisation the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) celebrated 160 years of operation at its annual gala dinner last month. More than 900 guests were in attendance, hosted at corporate tables acquired by the major companies in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Water footprinting integral to water management systems

     27th May 2016 Professional services firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa have shifted focus to advising clients within the private sector to focus on their water strategies in order to sustainably manage water resources while lowering operational costs. WSP have assisted companies such as private hospital... 

Cornubia Interchange to create significant benefits for businesses

By: Anine Kilian     25th May 2016 The Cornubia link bridge and interchange, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, will provide businesses in the area unencumbered access to main arterial routes and a dedicated link into the heart of the uMhlanga new town centre. The multibillion-rand Cornubia human settlement... 

5.7% decline in half-year revenue for sugar producer

     25th March 2016 Agriculture, agroprocessing and sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has noted a 5.7% decline in half-year revenue, generating an operating profit for the 2015/16 sugar season. The sugar season, which runs from April 1 to March 31 yearly has been beleaguered by drought during the current season which... 

KZN-based intermodal transport hub Bridge City takes shape

By: Natalie Greve     30th November 2015 Agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett continues to advance the Bridge City development, north of Durban, with half of the sites within the Bridge City Town Centre having been sold and only four sites still available in the 17 ha Bridge City Business Estate.  Developed as the second... 

Livelihoods hang in the balance as drought hits South African sugar yields 

By: Tracy Hancock     11th September 2015 South Africa’s sugar industry is in a dire state as it is experiencing the worst drought since 1992 as the dry spell grips the eastern and central parts of the country, with cane yields expected to drop by six-million tons in the 2015/16 season, leaving many farmers, big and small, and... 

Livelihoods hang in the balance as drought hits South African sugar yields

By: Tracy Hancock     11th September 2015 South Africa’s sugar industry is in a dire state as it is experiencing the worst drought since 1992 as drought grips the eastern and central parts of the country, with cane yields expected to drop by six-million tons in the 2015/16 season, leaving many farmers, big and small, and farmworkers... 

Commonwealth Games to attract R25bn to Durban economy 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th July 2015 If Durban wins the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the city’s economy could expect an inflow of about R25-billion, with positive knock-on effects from 220 000 visitors extending way beyond the East Coast, bid committee CEO Mark Alexander says. However, professional services firm Deloitte... 

Tongaat Hulett says 39% of 8 019 ha portfolio in last stages of conversion

By: Tracy Hancock     26th May 2015 JSE-listed Tongaat Hulett CEO Peter Staude told shareholders and analysts on Tuesday that of the company’s land assets, 39% was either in the process of undergoing an environmental-impact assessment, being released from agriculture, had formally submitted a planning and development application,... 

Sugar producer partners with college, develops local farmers

By: Pimani Baloyi     27th March 2015 JSE-listed agroprocessing company Tongaat Hulett has formed a partnership with the Umfolozi Technical and Vocational Education and Training College, in KwaZulu-Natal. This resulted in four of the college’s engineering students being placed at the Felixton mill to complete a 12-month work... 

African sugar production expected to increase by 500 000 t

By: Pimani Baloyi     27th March 2015 African sugar production is expected to rise to 12-million tonnes in 2014/15 from 11.5-million tonnes in 2013/14, as a result of expansions in Ethiopia and Sudan, says the International Sugar Journal’s (ISJ’s) 2015 World Sugar Outlook. The report attributes the rise in sugar production on the... 

Tongaat Hulett releases new phase of Sibaya to market, sells last of Cornubia subdivisions

By: Natalie Greve     17th November 2014 Agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett has embarked on a new chapter in its land conversion activities, appointing UK-based real estate firm Savills, in association with property broker 5th Avenue and Pam Golding Properties, to launch nodes one and five of its Sibaya development, in KwaZulu-Natal,... 

Tongaat Hulett revenues up R8bn in H2 despite state of sugar industry

By: Tracy Hancock     10th November 2014 The encouraging half-year results for Tongaat Hulett have been attributed to the various improvements in the agriculture and agriprocessing business’s sugar operations at a time when revenue was being negatively affected by lower international sugar prices. For the half-year ended September 30,... 

Book delves into the role of sugar in evolution of KwaZulu-Natal

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th October 2014 The Land of Green Gold: Some History of Natal and Zululand is a book that highlights the history of KwaZulu-Natal and the role of ancient geology in making the province’s coast suitable for sugar cane farming. 

Sugar producer and SAIW team up in Moz

     12th September 2014 Agricultural and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett’s Mozambique-based sugar mill and sugar cane estates’ subsidiary Acucareira de Moçambique (Mafambisse) ran a nonprofit technical organisation the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) training course for its staff at the company’s... 

Multimillion-rand fabrication contracts boost company operations 

By: Ilan Solomons     1st August 2014 Local metal fabrication and refurbishment company Starplex 393 is manufacturing 33 pressure vessels, in which to store ammonia, for local gas distributor Pro Gas Solutions. Company co-owner Robbie Roberts says the construction of the vessels, ranging in capacity from 1.3 m3 to 6.5 m3, will take... 

Tongaat Hulett lauds govt response to Zim land invasion, braces for possible SA strike

By: Natalie Greve     26th May 2014 Agricultural and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett CEO Peter Staude says he is “encouraged” by the Zimbabwe government’s swift response to the recent illegal land invasions of its sugar cane estates in Chiredzi, which earlier this month saw “hundreds” of local villagers forcibly occupy land... 

Tongaat Hulett to release prime land in Umhlanga Ridge for R12bn  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2013 Agricultural and agriprocessing business Tongaat Hulett will release 42 ha of the remaining 62 ha of Ridgeside, its iconic development on Umhlanga Ridge, to the market as a single transaction in the first quarter of 2014. “The transaction will allow a single investor or consortium to assemble a... 

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