Tongaat Hulett Sugar has a proud history that stretches back to its beginnings in 1892. Today, we’re a world leader in process design and technology, having built a powerful sugar brand in Huletts® and animal feeds brand Voermol®.

We continue to focus our energies on cane growing, sugar milling and refining at our operations throughout Southern African region. We have four mills in South Africa, two mills in Mozambique, two in Zimbabwe and extensive sugarcane operations in each of these countries. In addition to our raw sugar milling capability, our central refinery in South Africa has an annual refining capacity of around 600 000 tons, complemented by additional refining capacity at Triangle in Zimbabwe and at Xinavane in Mozambique.

What products and services can Tongaat Hulett Sugar Offer?

The Huletts range is vast, encompassing a large product range in addition to traditional white and brown sugars, including:

Retail Sugars

  • White Sugar
  • SunSweet Brown Sugar

Speciality Sugars

  • Caramel Sugar
  • Treacle Sugar
  • Castor Sugar
  • Icing Sugar
  • Yellow Sugar
  • White Sugar Cubes
  • Rainbow Sugar Crystals
  • Huletts EquiSweet
  • SUGAlite
  • Golden Syrup

Industrial Sugars

  • White Refined Sugar
  • Brown Speciality Sugars
  • Huletts EquiSweet
  • SUGAlite
  • Treacles
  • Acesulfume-K
  • Caramels
  • Liquid Sugars
  • Comparison of Intense Sweeteners with Sugar
  • Invert Syrups
  • Cape Sweeteners
  • Aspartame
  • Crystalline Fructose
  • Sodium Saccharine
  • Sodium Cyclamate
  • Polydextrose
  • Maltitol
  • Lactitol
  • Sugar Sachets

For more information on any of these exciting products, or if you’re looking for recipes, details of new product launches, nutritional or technical analyses, go to Huletts website

Market leading brands

Tongaat Hulett products are market leading, including:

White sugar
Brown sugar
Speciality Sugars
Over 120 years in the market
Market leader in South Africa

Huletts Sunsweet®

White sugar
Brown sugar
Market leader in Zimbabwe

Blue Crystal®

White sugar
Brown sugar
Market leader in Botswana

Who are our customers?

  • Food retail and wholesale outlets
  • Catering wholesalers
  • Food distributors
  • Industrial manufacturers (bakers, canners, confectioners, beverages etc.)

Land conversion and development


Tongaat Hulett carries out land conversion activities in close collaboration with the public sector, local communities and businesses. These partnerships continue to increase in scope and socio-economic impact, and private sector investment currently underway on land previously sold by us amounts to R7,8 billion, which supports 55 000 construction jobs, with a further 5 800 permanent jobs to be created as projects are completed.

Our development activities achieve the following three key outcomes:

  1. They support a comprehensive, embedded social programme.
  2. They yield opportunities for well-located, affordable neighbourhoods.
  3. They enable transformation of ownership and participation in the real estate value chain.

Our all-inclusive approach to growth and development also drives rural development in cane catchment areas, and encourages urban social and economic empowerment. A total of 7 612 hectares of prime land in KwaZulu-Natal will be converted out of sugarcane into land for urban usage in the years to come.

Demand drivers and market solutions

Medium and high-intensity urban mixed use

We have a number of strategic opportunities where high-intensity, mixed-use precincts are either already being implemented or are being planned and made ready for development. These opportunities currently include uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre, Bridge City, Ridgeside, Cornubia Town Centre, Sibaya Coastal Precinct and Ntshongweni.

Predominantly residential neighbourhoods

eThekwini Municipality’s population is projected to grow to 4,4 million by 2030. This translates to 775 000 more people, and approximately 193 000 new residential units needed to accommodate this growth. This growth distribution is estimated to be 40 percent to the north, 20 percent central, 20 percent outer-west and 20 percent to the south of Durban. The residential subsectors of high-end, mid-market, integrated affordable and public sector-facilitated residential neighbourhoods are all expected to see sustained demand over the next five years, in order to cater for the growing market needs across all income groups.

Urban amenities for residential neighbourhoods

This market sector consists of social facilities such as schools, medical facilities, neighbourhood retail, convenience retail, petrol filling stations and other facilities, to be developed in response to demand from growing residential neighbourhoods.

Retirement developments

The RetireKZN online campaign continues to promote KwaZulu-Natal as a retirement destination. The campaign aims to fast-track sales of retirement sites to developers, and to provide market insights that enable developments to respond accurately to market requirements. RetireKZN also provides a good platform for developers to launch and market their retirement developments.


KwaZulu-Natal continues to be the market leader for domestic tourism in South Africa, ranking second in terms of international tourism. The growth in new international routes at the King Shaka International Airport is expected to increase the growth potential of international arrivals. Hotel occupancies in the province have consistently remained above 70 percent, with the Average Daily Rate (ADR) growing by 8 percent per annum since 2010. Durban continues to offer prime leisure, sporting, tourist and conference opportunities underpinned by world class infrastructure, amenities and facilities – in addition to its natural beauty.


Demand for premium grade office space in prime locations remains robust, and the current rate of supply may be insufficient for future market growth. In previous years, the Greater uMhlanga region has attracted large corporate tenants such as Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, Vodacom and AECOM. The node is also home to large financial services tenants including the big four commercial banks, Investec, as well as the large accounting and auditing firms of Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG.

Industrial, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics

This sector is still largely driven by logistics and distribution linked to port activities. Given the important role that the port of Durban plays in the overall economy of the region as the largest port in sub-Saharan Africa, the latest trade statistics provide encouragement for Durban in the years ahead. 

Unique clusters of opportunity

The recent sale for a private tertiary educational institution in Sibaya has triggered demand for student accommodation in close proximity. Engagements with developers are in advanced stages.