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The Present

Today, Tongaat Hulett is an agricultural and agri-processing business which includes integrated components of land management and property development. The company had three business units, being Tongaat Hulett Sugar, including the animal feeds business, Voermol Feeds, Tongaat Hulett Starch and Tongaat Hulett Developments.

Through its sugar and starch operations, Tongaat Hulett produces a range of refined carbohydrate products from sugarcane and maize. The Huletts sugar brand is one of the top food brands in the country and recipient of many awards.

Renewable energy, in the form of biofuel production and electricity generation, is of increasing importance to the business. The water-food-energy nexus is an evolving dynamic as the world contends with the growing impact of climate change.

Tongaat Hulett balances the operational requirement for sugarcane supplies to its cane processing operations with other priority uses of agricultural land and its transition to higher value uses at the appropriate times. The current focus prioritises the business leveraging its asset base in six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in which it operates, being South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Tongaat Hulett has an impressive track record of partnering with local communities and government departments in Socio Economic Development initiatives that empower local small scale growers to become sustainable commercial farmers.

Tongaat Hulett is well placed to capitalise on the company’s unconstrained access to sugar markets and its independent position and established business platform and size.