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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... 

Tongaat Hulett lifts H1 earnings despite souring sugar prices

By: Natalie Greve     11th November 2013 Agricultural and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett’s operating profit for the half-year ended September 30, increased 7% to R1.4-billion, following record performances from the group’s land conversion business and its starch operations, and despite pricing and import pressures on its sugar... 

Tongaat Hulett expects rise in H1 headline earnings, operating profit

By: Leandi Kolver     4th November 2013 JSE-listed agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett on Monday said it expected its headline earnings for the six months ended September 30, to increase by 1.2% to R663-million, compared with the R655-million earned during the prior comparative period. Headline earnings a share for the... 

Sales talks begin for business estate section of big Durban development

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th July 2013 Durban’s latest mixed-use development is expected to attract about R10-billion in investment as the first property sales talks within the business estate section of the Bridge City development kick off. The 60 ha Bridge City development, a joint venture between the eThekwini Municipality and... 

Tongaat makes good progress on power-generation plans 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     24th May 2013 The environmental-impact assessment and plant-construction contracting processes for JSE-listed agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett’s proposed 80 MW power station, were well advanced, CEO Peter Staude said on Friday. He noted that, as part of the company’s drive to optimise revenue... 

Tongaat expects 18.7% increase in headline earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2013 JSE-listed agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett on Thursday said it expected its headline earnings for the year ended March 31 to increase by 18.7% to R1.06-billion. Profit from operations is expected to increase by 11.7% to R2.15-billion, from R1.92-billion a year earlier, with profit... 

R500m invested in centralised business campus

1st February 2013 Industrial gases and welding group Afrox will undertake its biggest project yet in South Africa when it invests R500-million to relocate its Durban operations to a new centralised business campus, to be developed at agroprocessing company Tongaat Hulett’s new Cornubia Industrial and Business... 

Tongaat Hulett looking to boost sugar capacity as cane focus bears fruit

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     12th November 2012 JSE-listed agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett is looking to increase its two-million-ton-a-year sugar production capacity from its existing mills as it moves to build on the momentum created by its increased sugar cane supplies. The company said on Monday that it aimed to boost output... 

Industry to diversify beyond sugar production

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th July 2012 Sugarcane crop production in the 2011/12 season recovered somewhat from the effects of the drought experienced in the 2010/11 season, the South African Cane Growers’ Association (Canegrowers) reports 

Power, ethanol production from sugar cane to benefit Tongaat Hulett  

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     28th May 2012 Agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett expects its future revenue stream to benefit “significantly” from electricity and ethanol developments, CEO Peter Staude said on Monday. The JSE-listed company said it was working with government to establish an appropriate regulatory framework for... 

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