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Africa

  • 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

8381

EBITA (US$m)

192

Total number of lager breweries

192

Total number of sorghum beer breweries

172

Total number of bottling plants (non-beer)

12,6523

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)

18,445

Lager

12,963

Soft drinks

5,726

Other alcoholic beverages

Careers

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Current operations

Significant businesses with production operations

Associates

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
1910

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

1951

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

1973

SAB establishes breweries in Botswana and Angola.

1976

SAB acquires Swaziland Breweries.

1994

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.

2001

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.

2004

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

2009

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.

2010

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.

2011

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.

2012

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.

2013

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