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.
Quarterly divisional seminar
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Total number of lager breweries
Total number of sorghum beer breweries
Total number of bottling plants (non-beer)
Total average number of employees
Total volumes sold (hl 000)
Other alcoholic beverages
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
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.
Creating local employment in Sudan
White Bull Lager is the flagship product of Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd (SSBL) – the first brewery in Southern Sudan for 50 years.
Water Futures partnership
Named after Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania's most popular beer brands.