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  • Significant businesses with production operations
  • Selling operations and major export markets
  • Associates

Our brewing and beverage operations in Africa cover 15 countries. A further 21 are covered through a strategic alliance with the Castel group and we also have an associated undertaking in Zimbabwe. In most of these countries we are the number one brewer by market share. We bottle soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company in 20 of our African markets (in alliance with Castel in 14 of these markets).

Regional office: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mark Bowman
Managing Director,
SABMiller Africa

Vital statistics




Total number of lager breweries


Total number of sorghum beer breweries


Total number of bottling plants (non-beer)


Total average number of employees

  1. For year ended 31 March 2013 - includes share of results of associates and JVs.
  2. Figures relate to subsidiaries only
  3. Average for year ended 31 March 2013 - subsidiaries only.

Total volumes sold (hl 000)




Soft drinks


Other alcoholic beverages


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Current operations

Significant businesses with production operations


With Castel

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

Other associates

  • Zimbabwe

Brand portfolio

Key brands

  • Castle Lager logo
  • St. Louis logo
  • Kilimanjaro logo
  • Eagle Lager logo

History 1910-2013

Historial document

South Africa Breweries (SAB) invests in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) with the formation of Rhodesian Breweries.


Rhodesian Breweries invests in a new brewery in Ndola, Zambia.


SAB establishes breweries in Botswana and Angola.


SAB acquires Swaziland Breweries.


SAB is invited to revitalise the beer industry in Tanzania – a joint venture with that country's government – and to re-enter beer markets of Zambia, Mozambique and, later, Angola.


A pan-African strategic alliance with the Castel Group offers the opportunity to invest in promising new African markets and the benefits of scale economies.


The company gains entry to Morocco and Algeria through a joint venture with Castel.


SABMiller Africa acquires the maheu beverage portfolio in Zambia including ‘Super Maheu No.1’, a non-alcoholic maize drink available in a variety of flavours.

Following the success of its initiative to convert locally grown barley into brewing malt, SABMiller plc announces construction of a maltings plant in Uganda.


SABMiller recommences reporting the results of its Zimbabwe associate, Delta Corporation Limited from 1 April.

SABMiller Namibia (Pty) Limited announces it is to build a US$34 million brewery.

Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd (SSBL), a subsidiary of SABMiller, announces it is doubling the size of its existing brewery operations.


SABMiller announces that it is to build a new brewery in Nigeria and further invests in its Southern Sudan operations.

In November SABMiller launches Impala, the first cassava-based lager in Mozambique.


SABMiller announces the construction of a second brewery in Mbarara, Uganda and opens it's fourth brewery in Nigeria. It expands Chibuku in to ten more countries across the continent.


We launch our second cassava beer in Ghana under the Eagle brand name.

Sustainable development

KickStart helps to build successful businesses

KickStart helps to build successful businesses

In a water-stressed country like Botswana, water efficiency and mapping key activities are essential in ensuring the long-term viability of our operations.

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Sustainable development

Various women

Empowering women in Lesotho

In Lesotho, Maluti Mountain Brewery held its second annual Women's Empowerment Day for female employees and the wives and partners of male employees.

Read the sustainable development case study