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Scam alert
10 Feb 2020
Tongaat Hulett is committed to fair and equitable procurement processes and is committed to the elimination of all forms of fraud, collusion and other unethical behaviour that undermine procurement governance. It has come to our attention that certain businesses have been contacted and requested credit by persons posing as Tongaat Hulett employees, utilising fraudulent Tongaat […]
29 Nov 2019
Following the appointment of Mr Gavin Hudson as new CEO of THL in February 2019, the THL board of directors (Board) gave the new CEO the mandate to conduct an immediate and comprehensive strategic and financial review with the objective of stabilising the business, addressing the debt levels and setting the path towards acceptable returns […]
25 Oct 2019
Tongaat Hulett is advancing the establishment of a transformative milling, refining and sugar marketing business which aims to offer small-scale growers, commercial growers; and equity partners an opportunity to partner in a well-structured, sustainable and competitive sugar business spanning the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.  Strategic assets owned by Tongaat Hulett’s South African sugar operations will […]
1 Oct 2019
As agri-processing giant Tongaat Hulett exits sugar farming, sweet success is being tasted by previously disadvantaged individuals who are taking the gap. A strategic review and turnaround process currently underway within Tongaat Hulett has identified the opportunity for the company to exit its direct sugarcane farming activities in South Africa. Tongaat Hulett’s South African sugar […]
11 Jun 2019
The decision this week by the Board to request the suspension of the listing of Tongaat Hulett shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was voluntary, and followed the recently announced delay in publishing our financial statements and the ongoing review into past financial practices. The reason for the suspension was to ensure that the market […]
28 Feb 2019
Further to the trading statement that was recently issued regarding the challenges the business is facing, it is important to note that work is far advanced regarding a number of priority areas that have been identified to turn around the business. These areas include streamlining the operations, rationalising where appropriate and improving business performance and […]
4 Feb 2019
We follow sound and fair recruitment processes, and any offer of employment would never be contingent on a candidate making any form of payment. Please be aware that if you are approached and offered a position in exchange for money, this is fraudulent. We encourage you to report it anonymously on our 365/24/7 FreeCall Tip-offs […]
22 Nov 2018
The Cornubia Bridge, a key component of eThekwini’s GO!Durban IRPTN network which crosses the N2 highway linking onto uMhlanga Ridge Boulevard is about to open to traffic and will complete the primary access into Cornubia with direct access from the N2 as well as providing an additional alternative access into uMhlanga Ridge. Planned to accommodate […]
11 Sep 2018
Civil construction on the Ntshongweni Urban Development has been approved to start in early 2019. The 2000-hectare project is the next logical urban precinct expected to unlock significant economic activity for Durban’s largely under serviced outer west sub-region.
18 May 2018
Coordinated public investment in public and economic infrastructure can transform township economies and catalyse private sector investment.
18 Apr 2018
Tongaat Hulett, Zimbabwe’s largest sugar producer, has commissioned a 40-tonne liquefied petroleum gas plant in Chiredzi that will provide renewable and clean energy to more than 5 000 workers of the country’s single largest employer. Tongaat, which owns Triangle and Hippo Valley Estates employs close to 18 000 workers.
11 Apr 2018
The Retire KZN initiative, launched by sugar and property giant Tongaat Hulett 18 months ago, has already helped inject approximately R1 billion in retirement investments into KwaZulu-Natal. And, there is more investment on the horizon.
4 Dec 2017
The Mozambican sugar fortification programme was recently launched at Tongaat Hulett’s Mafambisse sugar mill.
30 Oct 2017
Tongaat Hulett has been recognised as a global leader in sustainable water management and has been awarded a position on this year’s Water A-List by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
15 Aug 2017
Tongaat Hulett has signed a landmark deal with education group ADvTECH to develop the first new school in the uMhlanga region in more than 14 years. The 2 000 student facility, located within the renowned Sibaya Coastal Precinct, is scheduled to open in 2020.
24 Jul 2017
Tongaat Hulett announced details of its ongoing commitment to the long-term success of the Mozambique Sugar Industry with a new investment of some Mt2,5 billion (R550 million) in the construction of a Sugar Refinery at its Xinavane operation. On the morning of 24 July 2017, Prime Minister of Mozambique, His Excellency Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, Chief Executive Officer of Tongaat Hulett, Mr Peter Staude, the Minister of Trade and Industry Ernesto Max Tonela and numerous other dignitaries joined stakeholders at the Ground Breaking Ceremony in Xinavane, as they celebrated the launch of the project. 
7 Jul 2017
Tongaat Hulett in partnership with the Mngampondo community and Siyazisiza Trust, a northern KZN non-profit rural development organisation, are working to improve food security and grow the rural economy.  The Mngampondo food security project, which will establish 6.8 hectares of food crops, has already planted 2 hectares of maize, 0.5 hectares of beans and 0.7 hectares of butternut since commencement in June 2016. 
7 Apr 2017
Construction of a landmark affordable housing project at Bridge City is due to start within weeks, marking another step toward realising the development’s bold vision. A joint venture between Tongaat Hulett and eThekwini Municipality, Bridge City is positioned as a mixed-use precinct able to cater to a broad range of constituents.
5 Mar 2017
Development at Bridge City is gathering momentum in 2017, according to Brian Ive, a development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, which is driving the evolution of this ground breaking mixed use precinct to the north of Durban.
10 Feb 2017
A multimillion-rand logistics and retail park being developed by M&F Giuricich Developments and Fortress Property Fund, in KwaZulu-Natal, will be built this year.
10 Oct 2016
Cornubia Shopping Mall, a new retail development located in the north coastal corridor of Durban, is on track to open its doors in September next year.
9 Oct 2016
With the installation of services now under way at the Sibaya precinct, the time frame for the development at the new Signature Sibaya estate is on track.
10 Jun 2016
North of Durban, an entirely new town is currently under construction. Bridge City is going to be an “all-in-one”, Brian Ive, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments said.
31 Mar 2016
A recent analysis conducted by KPMG to determine the economic and financial viability of the Cornubia development north of Durban shows that it holds unquestionable benefit to the city, its people and the economy.
21 Mar 2016
An upgrade to the existing Alidex plant at Tongaat Hulett Starch's Germiston mill, costing some R130 million, has resulted in an increase of its enzyme glucose output to 300 tonnes from 130 tonnes per day. The expansion was driven by increased customer demand in the spray drying sector.
16 Mar 2016
Access into the Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate (CIBE) has been greatly improved with the opening of MR 458 road-over-rail bridge which leads motorists directly to the main entrance of the estate.
16 Nov 2015
The results for the half-year ended 30 September 2015 were attained with strong performances from the land conversion activities and the starch operation being more than off-set by the impact of difficult conditions for the sugar industry. In total, for the six months, revenue amounted to R7,6 billion and operating profit of R1,4 billion was generated, which is 9,9% below last year.
3 Nov 2015
Bridge City, a key link in KwaZulu-Natal’s rapidly developing Northern Growth Corridor, is attracting entrepreneurs and new entrants into the property development space thereby helping grow the regional economy and uplift surrounding communities.
10 Oct 2015
Government through the National Development Plan Vision 2030 (NDP) has emphasised on the importance of building an inclusive and integrated rural economy where local government, rural communities and business create partnerships to drive local economic development and maintain sustainability. Tongaat Hulett believes that business is a significant contributor to the planning and implementation of the NDP.
25 May 2015
The results for the year ended 31 March 2015 were attained in difficult conditions in the sugar industry and with a number of positive achievements by Tongaat Hulett in terms of cost reductions, securing local markets and future cane supplies. The starch operations again delivered a strong performance. Land conversion and development activities continue to unlock substantial value, albeit with operating profit recognised in the year being below that reported last year. Overall, with revenue of more than R16 billion, operating profit of R2,089 billion was earned, reflecting a 12% reduction compared to the previous best of R2,374 billion earned last year.
26 Dec 2014
Courtesy of: The North Coast Courier 26-12-2104
14 Nov 2014
Tongaat Hulett’s 12-hectare, 85,000 m2 first phase of the westward expansion of Umhlanga Ridge into Cornubia, which was launched in late August, has sold out. The sale, which was concluded during September, sold five subdivisions to two purchasers, with 68 000m2 going to a local black-owned company.
14 Nov 2014
Tongaat Hulett has embarked on a new chapter in its land conversion activities with the appointment of Savills (UK) in association with 5th Avenue and the Pam Golding Properties Group to launch Sibaya Nodes 1 and 5 real estate opportunities to an international market.
10 Nov 2014
The encouraging results for the half-year ended 30 September 2014 were achieved with various improvements in the sugar operations at a time when revenue is being negatively affected by lower international sugar prices. The starch operations delivered a strong performance. Land conversion and development activities continue to unlock substantial value, albeit with operating profit recognised in this half-year being below that reported in the same period last year. Overall, revenue increased by 3% to more than R8 billion and operating profit reflected a 9% increase to exceed R1,5 billion.
10 Oct 2014
Rainfall in the South African cane catchment areas has been well below the long-term mean and this topic has received substantial coverage over the past few months.
26 May 2014
The results for the year ended 31 March 2014 were achieved with significantly increased momentum and value in land conversion and development activities, together with a strong performance from the starch operations, at the same time as the sugar operations’ profit being negatively affected by severe market dynamics impacting revenue and cane valuations, partially off-set by substantial cost reductions and volume growth.
11 Nov 2013
Revenue increased by 6 to R7,854 billion and operating profit grew by 7 to R1,381 billion for the half-year to September 2013. The results reflect the combination of a number of factors with differing impacts.
17 Sep 2013
Huletts was proud to be a sponsor of the Good Housekeeping Celebrity Bake Star reader event held in Cape Town on the 20th of August. Guests enjoyed a morning of great company and a selection of both local and international celebrities’’ favourite baked recipes.
24 May 2013
Tongaat Hulett’s revenue grew by 19 to R14,373 billion for the 2012/13 year and headline earnings increased by 18,7 to R1,058 billion. Total sugar production increased by 104 000 tons (9 ) to 1,254 million tons, after increasing by 14 in the prior year. The cane supplied to all the sugar mills grew to 10,3 million tons, with various on-going cane supply initiatives.
28 May 2012
Tongaat Hulett’s total sugar production for the 2011/12 year grew by 14% to 1,150 million tons. This included increases of 42% in Mozambique, 12% in Zimbabwe and 7% in South Africa. The cane supplied to all the sugar mills grew to 9,6 million tons, with significant momentum building in the various on-going cane supply initiatives. The starch operations benefitted from world competitive maize costs and improved co-product recoveries. An increasing number of hectares of land are moving towards becoming active developments, with the first sales of industrial land in Cornubia having been concluded in March 2012.
14 Nov 2011
Tongaat Hulett's total sugar production for the 2011/12 year is expected to increase by some 14% to 1,150 million tons. More than 80% of the season’s cane had been milled by the end of October 2011. Sugar production for the year in Mozambique is expected to be approximately 45% above last year, production in Zimbabwe should rise by 10% and in South Africa it should increase by some 8% over that of last year. Good progress is being made in these countries related to increasing cane supply, with the area under cane increasing and the positioning of the crop improving. In the present economic conditions few hectares are generally being sold for land and property development. The starch business has benefitted from improved co-product recoveries and world competitive maize costs.
Audited Results for the Year ended 31 March 2011
30 May 2011
The past year continued to be characterised by counteractive factors. Progress towards fully utilising Tongaat Hulett’s installed sugar milling capacity of some 2 million tons per annum was hampered by the severe drought in the 2009/10 growing period in South Africa, coupled with poor growing conditions in Mozambique in the early part of 2010.
Interim results for the half-year ended 30 September 2010
15 Nov 2010
Revenue of R4,724 billion (2009: R4,011 billion). Profit from operations of R963 million (2009: R873 million). Headline earnings of R507 million (2009: R452 million). Interim dividend of 110 cents per share (2009: 100 cents per share).
Lauch of Operation Vuselela
20 Aug 2010
LAUNCH OF OPERATION VUSELELA   KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development & Tourism (DEDT) in partnership with Tongaat Hulett has taken the concept of public-private partnership to a higher level in their collective drive to accelerate socio-economic transformation in various rural communities in the province. This has been demonstrated in their collaboration and commitment towards the […]
AGM Update by the CEO of Tongaat Hulett
27 Jul 2010
Annual General Meeting - Update by the CEO of Tongaat Hulett
Audited results for the 15 months ended 31 March 2010
28 May 2010
Profit from operations increased by 28% to R1,691 billion for the 15 months ended March 2010, compared to the corresponding 15 month prior period, with headline earnings growing by 37% to R858 million. Tongaat Hulett has increased profit from continuing operations every year since 2003 as the company benefits from its growing operations and the emerging global dynamics of increasing demand for agricultural products, food, renewable energy and land usage.
Results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2009
1 Mar 2010
Revenue of R9,1 billion (2008: R7,1 billion) Profit from operations of R1,555 billion (2008: R1,132 billion) Headline earnings of R839 million (2008: R583 million) Recovery of Zimbabwe operations underway
Anglo American plc Disposes its Shareholding in Tongaat Hulett
13 Aug 2009
Tongaat Hulett shareholders are referred to the announcement made today by Anglo American plc on the completion of its sale of the shares it owned in Tongaat Hulett to institutional investors.
Anglo American Plc Shareholding in Tongaat Hulett
12 Aug 2009
Tongaat Hulett shareholders are referred to the announcement made today by Anglo American plc in respect of a bookbuild process (involving Tongaat Hulett ordinary shares and exchangeable bonds issued by Anglo American) to dispose of the shares it owns in Tongaat Hulett to institutional investors.
Interim Results for the Half-Year Ended 30 June 2009
3 Aug 2009
The first half of 2009 was characterised by the restoration of key macroeconomic fundamentals for the sugar business in Zimbabwe and limited opportunity for agricultural land conversion as a result of testing market conditions for property developers in South Africa. Headline earnings increased to R440 million compared to R252 million in the first half of 2008.
Trading statement for the half-year to 30 June 2009 and withdrawal of cautionary announcement
22 Jul 2009
Tongaat Hulett issues this Trading Statement on the expected results for the half-year to 30 June 2009, based on the consolidation of the Zimbabwe operations as explained in the cautionary announcement of 18 June 2009.
Hippo Valley Estates Limited
28 May 2009
Notice to shareholders and annual results
Fire at raw sugar storage facility at sugar refinery
9 May 2009
Tongaat Hulett said that a fire had broken out at the raw sugar storage facility of its sugar refinery operation in South Coast Road, Durban. The fire broke out at approximately 04:40 today and had been extinguished by 08:00. Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa MD, Martin Mohale says "Two of the three raw sugar stores were destroyed by the fire and a third store was partially damaged. The sugar factory was not affected. There were no injuries. We are investigating the exact cause of the fire and the impact that it will have on operations. Tongaat Hulett will be able to continue supplying our local customers based on the level of finished product that we have available. We are already working with our insurers in order to determine how soon we can start rebuilding of the affected facilities."
Retirement and appointment of chairman
1 Apr 2009
Cedric Savage, who has reached mandatory retirement age, retires as Chairman and Director of Tongaat Hulett at the Annual General Meeting on 29 April 2009. The board has appointed JB Magwaza as Chairman with effect from that date.
Results for the year ended 31 December 2008
23 Feb 2009
Revenue increased by 11% to R7,1 billion in 2008 and profit from operations grew by 35% to R1,132 billion. Headline earnings improved to R583 million (2007: R61 million which were affected by corporate structuring transactions).
Tongaat Hulett – committed to a sustainable solution for affordable housing
20 Aug 2008
Tongaat Hulett is working together with the eThekwini Municipality in order to develop a sustainable solution to the affordable housing needs of the region. The Tongaat Hulett / eThekwini Municipality partnership identified the Cornubia site as an area on which a substantial development could be built. This sustainable mixed-use development would contribute to addressing the imperatives of city-building, job creation and affordable housing.
Tongaat Hulett in joint initiative to develop black maize farmers
5 Aug 2008
Tongaat Hulett further enhanced its reputation in the area of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment with the launch today of the Ithuba Farming Project, an initiative in partnership with the Buhle Farmers' Academy. The primary objective of the project is to increase the number of competent black commercial maize farmers in South Africa.
Tongaat Hulett receives approval for its Umhlanga Ridgeside Development
18 Dec 2007
Tongaat Hulett received confirmation that the eThekwini Municipality has approved the Development Framework Plan for Umhlanga Ridgeside. The 140 hectare development will be done in phases of innovatively combined commercial, residential and leisure developments.
Tongaat Hulett achieves high rating on broad based BEE scorecard
5 Dec 2007
Tongaat Hulett confirmed its position as a top performer in the area of transformation when it was awarded a Level Three Contributor status in terms of the Broad-Based BEE Scorecard by an independent verification agency, National Empowerment Rating Agency KZN (NERA KZN). BEE partners and other invited guests were present at NERA’s official presentation of its certificate of recognition to Tongaat Hulett CEO Peter Staude.
Interim Results for half-year ended 30 June 2007
30 Jul 2007
CEO Peter Staude said “After last year’s record earnings, these results are another step along a journey. Tongaat Hulett possesses the advantage of owning an unmatched mix of agri-processing and land assets which together with the ability to make things happen enables us to exploit a rapidly changing global agriculture, land, energy and trade environment. The profit from operations in the first half of 2007 was achieved in difficult conditions. We expect to deliver real growth in profit from operations for the full 2007 year.
Launch of new name and single entity brand and BEE equity partnership records high rating on scorecard
20 Jun 2007
The Tongaat-Hulett Group’s transformation from a conglomerate to an integrated agri-processing company culminated today with Tongaat Hulett launching its new logo and name. The launch coincided with a dinner to celebrate Tongaat Hulett’s partnership with Ayavuna Investments and Sangena Holdings, its broad based BEE anchor partners.
Tongaat-Hulett group: Highlights, Salient Features and Results
19 Feb 2007
Tongaat-Hulett Group CEO Peter Staude said “I am pleased to report another successful year, with an increase of 51% in headline earnings. The fundamental profit drivers for our operations remain soundly in place. We are pleased with the progress made in the unbundling and listing of Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin) and the introduction of broad based Black Economic Empowerment partners in both Tongaat-Hulett and Hulamin.”
Tongaat-Hulett Group to expand sugar production in Mozambique for the EU market
25 Jan 2007
The Tongaat-Hulett Group (THG) has approved a R1,3 billion expansion of its sugar milling and cane growing activities at its Xinavane and Mafambisse sugar mills in Mozambique. This follows the announcement of a R950 million rolled aluminium products expansion in October 2006, the acquisition of a 50,35% stake in Hippo Valley Estates in Zimbabwe and THG’s announcement on 14 December 2006 providing details of its plans to unbundle and list Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin), the simultaneous introduction of broad based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) equity participation in both Hulamin and TH and a return of capital of R500 million to THG shareholders by way of a share buy-back.
Announcement regarding the proposed unbundling and listing on the JSE
14 Dec 2006
Print or download the final terms of the proposed listing on the JSE Limited of Hulamin Limited (“Hulamin”) and unbundling of THG’s 50% interest in Hulamin.
Tongaat-Hulett acquires Hippo Valley Estates
7 Dec 2006
Tongaat-Hulett announced today that Triangle Sugar Corporation Limited (Triangle) had acquired Anglo American’s 50,35% stake in the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed Hippo Valley Estates Limited for US$ 36 million. Peter Staude, the CEO of Tongaat-Hulett said, “We are delighted to have acquired a majority shareholding in Hippo Valley. It adds a new dimension to our asset base and strengthens our position as a leading sugar producer in SADC. Together with our expansion plans in Mozambique, Tongaat-Hulett is set for exciting times capitalising on our strong regional competitive positioning in the emerging world sugar dynamics. It is part of the strategy of investing in the business to create further value.”
Hulett-Aluminium to expand capacity for high value products
12 Oct 2006
Tongaat-Hulett, Anglo American and the Industrial Development Corporation have given approval to proceed with a R950 million expansion project at Hulett Aluminium. This follows Tongaat-Hulett’s announcement earlier this year of its plans to unbundle and list Hulett Aluminium on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, thereby establishing two attractive, focused investment vehicles and creating the opportunity for BEE shareholding in both entities. BEE shareholding is expected to be introduced at the level of 25% in Tongaat-Hulett and 15% in Hulett Aluminium when the unbundling and listing takes place in 2007.
Tongaat-Hulett has regularly submitted employment equity reports to the Department of Labour
12 Sep 2006
According to reports in the press today, the Minister of Labour, Minister Membathisi Mdladlana, released the names of 13 JSE-listed companies that have allegedly not submitted Employment Equity Reports for 2005 as required by law. Tongaat-Hulett has been identified as one of the companies on the list.
Interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2006
31 Jul 2006
View the Tongaat-Hulett Group's Interim Results for the half-year ended 30 June 2006
Highlights of the results for the year to December 2005
20 Feb 2006
Headline earnings increased by 126% to R466 million in 2005, compared to R206 million in 2004. The benefits of the multiple management actions underway are increasingly reflected in the financial results. The past three years have seen the businesses adapting to a stronger Rand. The Group’s operating profit in 2005 increased to R730 million (2004: R358 million).
Progress report on earnings enhancing actions 2004
18 Feb 2005
A distinguishing feature of the Group is the existence of substantial opportunities to proactively increase earnings performance from its current base. Consequently, the focus on unlocking and accelerating earnings growth from the existing platform is common to all four of the Group’s operating companies, regardless of the direction in which external factors move.
Tongaat-Hulett building earnings momentum
18 Feb 2005
“The past year was focused on actions to grow earnings. Tongaat-Hulett is rapidly adjusting to the stronger currency and is building earnings momentum,” said Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett. Management’s profit improvement actions across the Group, which have started taking effect, largely offset the effects of factors such as the strengthening Rand, high priced maize and the small sugar crops harvested in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, the Group’s total operating profit improved to R364 million from R80 million in 2003. The mix of businesses in the Group was again a strength in 2004.
Substantial earnings recovery
20 Jan 2005
Tongaat-Hulett published an announcement today on SENS indicating that headline earnings for the year ended 31 December 2004 were expected to be between R205 million and R218 million, a substantial recovery from the loss of R93 million in 2003. “The multiple management actions being taken throughout the Group to unlock substantial future earnings growth are beginning to take effect. These actions are countering the negative effect of the strengthening currency and the small sugar crops harvested in 2003 and 2004,” commented Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett.
2005 Interim Results : Building Earnings Momentum – Creating Value
8 Jan 2005
Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett said, "We have strengthened and invested in our operating companies, all of which have unique competitive positions that cannot easily be replicated. The platform that has been established with these businesses ideally positions the Group to deliver substantial earnings growth. The benefits of the multiple actions both completed and underway across the Group will increasingly be reflected in future financial results. This, together with Tongaat-Hulett’s significant growth opportunities, sees us well positioned to deliver value for shareholders as the Group moves forward."
Hulett Aluminium successfully repels Alcoa’s allegation of dumping
5 Nov 2004
Hulett Aluminium announced today that after a year long investigation, the US International Trade Commission ruled that imports of series 6000 plate into the United States from South Africa did not materially injure the US industry. Hulett Aluminium welcomed the negative ITC ruling, confirming that all the evidence which had been submitted showed that Hulett 6000 series plate sales in the US market had not materially injured the domestic producers, mostly notably Alcoa, who filed the petition in October 2003.
Tongaat-Hulett helps aids orphans
4 Nov 2004
The Tongaat-Hulett Group has entered into a funding partnership with NOAH, an NGO that mobilises communities to nurture AIDS orphans by helping them grow into emotionally and psychologically stable adults. The partnership involves the establishment of two multi-resource centres and sports facilities in KwaZulu-Natal.
Statement from Hulett Aluminium 5th October 2004
5 Oct 2004
Hulett Aluminium, the South African based producer of aluminium rolled products, announced today that the US Department of Commerce has issued a ruling in the antidumping investigation of Hulett’s series 6000 plate sales to the United States. This antidumping case was filed by Alcoa in October 2003, who alleged that Hulett was selling into the USA at prices which produced dumping margins exceeding 100%. The DOC’s findings come after more than nine months of investigation, and have concluded that a dumping margin of 3,5% existed.
South Africa makes an impact on cycling at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
4 Aug 2004
While South Africa may not have any cyclists competing in Athens, there will be a very strong South African presence at the cycling events… Hulett Aluminium, part of the Tongaat-Hulett Group, continues to compete with the best in the aluminium industry by being chosen to supply roofing material for one of the most high profile stadia for the 2004 Olympic Games.
Preliminary determination in alcoa’s antidumping petition
14 May 2004
Hulett Aluminium, the South African based producer of aluminium rolled products, announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued its preliminary results in the antidumping investigation of Hulett’s series 6000 plate sales to the United States. The DOC’s findings reject Alcoa’s allegations that Hulett had been selling its series 6000 series aluminum plate into the United States at prices that produced dumping margins of over 100%. The DOC’s findings come after more than six months of investigating the antidumping allegation made by Alcoa, Inc. Peter Staude, Chairman of Hulett Aluminium, stated that he was pleased that the U.S. DOC had vindicated Hulett’s view that Alcoa’s allegations are without merit. He further stated that he was confident that the minor dumping margin of 4.33% (four point three three percent) preliminarily found by the DOC would not affect Hulett’s ability to continue to supply high quality plate to the U.S. market.
Tongaat-Hulett taking action to enhance earnings
28 Feb 2004
“The management actions taken throughout the Group to improve profitability have not yet fully impacted on Tongaat-Hulett’s results. All the operating companies have programmes in place, which span the next two years, to grow earnings through internal actions. Benefits will increase as the solid progress made in the first half of 2004 is combined with the additional actions being taken,” said Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett. “The focus is on optimising how the businesses operate and how Group wide issues are dealt with. Moreland’s performance shows what can be achieved.”
Commentary on 2003 and actions being taken
20 Feb 2004
Tongaat-Hulett experienced a year dominated by a number of external developments that had a significant detrimental impact on the earnings performance of African Products, Tongaat-Hulett Sugar and Hulett Aluminium. This led to unsatisfactory results for the Group, notwithstanding considerable achievements in these operations and Moreland’s record-breaking year.
Tongaat-Hulett taking action
8 Dec 2003
Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett said today that all its businesses are implementing actions to counter the negative impact of current conditions on the Group. The sugar industry in South Africa is particularly facing one of its most extreme challenges in recent history brought about by a number of factors converging at the same time.
Hulett is not surprised at the preliminary determination by the United States International Trade Commission
2 Dec 2003
Hulett Aluminium, the South African based producer of aluminium rolled products, expressed its disappointment with the determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission to continue the antidumping investigation against its exports of series 6000 aluminium plate to the United States filed by Alcoa, Inc. Hulett believes that the case is without merit and continues to submit evidence in this regard.
Tongaat-Hulett takes action to counter effects of strenghthening rand
27 Nov 2003
Peter Staude, Chief Executive of Tongaat-Hulett said today that all the Group’s businesses have substantial future earnings improvement opportunities to be unlocked by management actions. The focus is on accelerating the execution of these actions to counter the effects of current conditions. These actions include volume growth initiatives, restructuring and cost reductions, rationalisation of facilities and optimisation of capacity utilisation.
Possible closure of Tongaat-Hulett Sugar’s Entumeni sugar mill
13 Nov 2003
The sugar industry in South Africa is facing its most extreme challenge in recent history brought about by a number of factors coming together at the same point in time, comments Tongaat-Hulett Group CEO Peter Staude. The most important of these factors being:
Hulett Aluminium questions background to Alcoa’s antidumping petition
17 Oct 2003
Hulett Aluminium, the South African based producer of aluminium rolled products, with a rolled products worldwide market share of less than 1,2%, questions the background to an antidumping petition filed against it in the United States by Alcoa, the world’s largest aluminium producer.
Tongaat-Hulett impacted by valuation items at half-year
15 Jul 2003
Tongaat-Hulett announced that the strengthening of the Rand and the reduction in commodity prices, especially maize, together with the consistent application of accounting statements AC133 and AC112 would lead to a substantial charge to the income statement for the period to 30 June 2003. This announcement is being made ahead of its release of half-year results as the impact of the valuation adjustments relating to the recognition and valuation of certain contracts and balance sheet items can now be determined.
Graph of comparative maize prices
15 Jul 2003
Graph of comparative maize prices
Tongaat-Hulett re-commissions a sugar mill in Mozambique
5 Jun 2003
Tongaat-Hulett will be holding a ceremony to mark the re-commissioning of its rehabilitated sugar mill at Xinavane in Mozambique on 6 June 2003. The Xinavane Sugar Mill, jointly owned by Tongaat-Hulett Sugar (49%) and the Government of Mozambique (51%), is situated approximately 136km north-west of Maputo.
Announcement – Directors
26 May 2003
Two Executive Directors, Messrs DG Aitken and JB Magwaza, have reached retirement age after playing a leading role throughout Tongaat-Hulett for many years. Mr JB Magwaza, who joined Tongaat-Hulett on 1 January 1975, will retire with effect from 31 July 2003. He will remain on the Tongaat-Hulett Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Annual general meeting trading update
11 Apr 2003
At the annual general meeting of the company held today the following statement was made: "In recent years, the Group's investments in major manufacturing projects in Southern Africa have generated the planned growth in sales, boosted by exports, and while many new opportunities in marketing and sales have been created, the Group's results are now more sensitive to exchange rate fluctuations. The movement in the Rand is not helping us at the moment; it continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2003 and in that period, the domestic maize price almost halved. The financial effects of the application of AC 133 on maize procurement contracts are currently being assessed. Furthermore, a lower sugar crop is expected this year following poor rainfall in the cane growing areas. Earnings for the first six months of 2003 are therefore likely to show a major reduction, with some improvement expected during the second half.
Tongaat-Hulett Group reports strong growth for financial year
19 Feb 2003
The Tongaat-Hulett Group reported strong growth in volumes, revenue and operating earnings for the year to 31 December 2002, assisted by the weak rand which prevailed generally throughout the year but which had strengthened significantly by year end. Speaking from Amanzimyama, the Group's headquarters at Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal, CEO Peter Staude said revenue from continuing operations rose by 22 percent to R6,1 billion and operating earnings were 24 percent higher at R738 million. The year-end valuation of underlying reserves of GBP 42 million pertaining to offshore cash resources resulted in an unrealised translation loss of R151 million, compared with a corresponding gain of R255 million last year. This has resulted in headline earnings per share declining by 36 percent. Excluding the translation adjustment, headline earnings per share increased by 30 percent to 523,4 cents.
Tongaat-Hulett Group unlocks value from investments
31 Jul 2002
The Group's three internationally competitive businesses - starch & glucose sugar, and aluminium - have produced good earnings growth in the six months to the end of June 2002. "The Group is unlocking substantial value from its recent major investments in African Products and Hulett Aluminium with strong operating earnings growths from both these divisions," said Peter Staude, CEO of the Tongaat-Hulett Group. Revenue from continuing operations rose 17 percent to R3 billion, and earnings were up 28 percent at R350 million after dividends from Triangle were received and net interest paid.
Tongaat-Hulett Group produces strong earnings growth
8 Mar 2002
Despite a slowing world economy and tough domestic trading conditions, the Tongaat-Hulett Group increased headline earnings by 20 percent from 498,0 cents to 598,4 cents per share. Revenue from continuing operations rose 12 percent to R5,1 billion and operating earnings 14 percent to R584 million. Total net earnings for the year amounted to R609 million. The good results were boosted by exchange rate translation gains of R255 million.
Appointment of managing director of Hulett Aluminium (Pty) Limited
4 Mar 2002
The Boards of The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited and Hulett Aluminium (Pty) Limited are pleased to announce that following the appointment of Mr Peter Staude as Chief Executive Officer of the Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited and as Chairman of Hulett Aluminium (Pty) Limited, Mr Alan Fourie has been appointed Managing Director of Hulett Aluminium (Pty) Limited with effect from 10 May 2002.
Tongaat-Hulett Group head office not affected
29 Jan 2002
The Tongaat-Hulett Group's head office was not affected by the fire, which broke out in the North Coast town of Tongaat on Monday. Part of a small agricultural personnel office complex belonging to the Tongaat-Hulett Sugar Division at Klipfontein, near the Group head office Amanzimyama, was damaged.
Appointment of CEO of the Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited and retirement of Mr. CML Savage from executive duties
28 Jan 2002
The Board of The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited is pleased to announce that Mr Peter H Staude, currently Managing Director of Hulett Aluminium (Pty) Limited, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited with effect from 10 May 2002, the date of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. He succeeds Mr Cedric ML Savage, who will be retiring from executive duties on the same date.
Strike at Hulett Aluminium not good for future investment
15 Aug 2001
Peter Staude, Managing Director of Hulett Aluminium says, "The longer term impact of what is happening at Hulett Aluminium could well be more serious than the short term consequences. Hulett Aluminium has made one of the few major investments in manufacturing in South Africa in recent times. The Company is actively involved in attracting local and foreign investment in downstream aluminium businesses, to be supplied from its R2.4 billion new facilities. A strike such as ours, which is not based on a rejection of the wage offer is not good news when one is busy encouraging future investment." Peter Staude is a board member of the recently established Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal.
Tongaat-Hulett Group revenue rises on strong divisional export performance
1 Aug 2001
In line with expectations, the Tongaat-Hulett Group saw revenue from continuing operations driven by strong export performance rise by 20 percent to R2,6 billion and earnings rise 23 percent to R311 million, in the six months ended June 30, 2001. The Group's three internationally competitive businesses - sugar, starch & glucose and aluminium- as well as its property division produced good results.
Tongaat-Hulett Group sells its textiles division
29 Jun 2001
As disclosed in the Executive Chairman's review in the annual report for the year ended 31 December 2000, the Tongaat-Hulett Group has been engaged in a process of disposing of its two remaining non-core businesses, namely Corobrik and Tongaat Textiles. The sale of Corobrik became unconditional at the end of May 2001.
Corobrik sens
5 Jun 2001
The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited and the Scandinavian Building Systems Company are pleased to advise that all conditions precedent relating to the sale by the Tongaat-Hulett Group of its Building Materials Division to Scandinavian Building Systems were met and the sale was concluded on 30 May 2001.
The sale of textiles division
10 Jan 2001
The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited is pleased to advise that all conditions precedent relating to the sale of its Textiles Division, David Whitehead & Sons (S.A.) (Pty) Limited, to a company represented by Stefano Magni have been fulfilled effective 30 September 2001.