The group at a glance

Since listing on the London Stock Exchange 10 years ago we have grown into a global operation, developing a balanced and attractive portfolio of businesses. Our markets range from developed economies such as the USA to fast-growing developing markets such as China and India.

Key facts


More than 200 brands owned

210 million

Total volume of lager sold1


  1. Volumes are defined in Definitions.
  2. Excluding corporate costs.

Contribution to group EBITA2 2009


  • The South African Breweries is our original brewing company and South Africa’s leading producer and distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • We also export our brands for distribution across Namibia.
  • Our soft drinks division is South Africa’s leading producer of products for The Coca-Cola Company.
  • We also have hotel and gaming interests through Tsogo Sun, the largest hotel and gaming group in South Africa.
  • Our regional office is located in Johannesburg.

Key local brands

Brutal Fruit; Carling Black Label; Castle Lager; Castle Lite; Castle Milk Stout; Dreher; Hansa Marzen Gold; Hansa Pilsener; Redd’s; Sarita and Skelter’s Straight.

Further facts


Total number of breweries3


Total number of bottling plants3


Total average number of employees4

  1. The number of breweries and bottling plants relates to subsidiaries only (except MillerCoors).
  2. See note 6 to the consolidated financial statements. The average number of employees relates to subsidiaries only (except MillerCoors).