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Illovo Central development set for Jan 2020 completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd October 2018 Construction company Concor Buildings has been awarded a contract for the construction of Illovo Central – a 17-storey mixed-use development near Sandton that is due for completion in January 2020. This is the second of four planned mixed-use buildings planned for the Illovo precinct that is... 

Illovo endures ‘perfect storm’ of macro challenges

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd June 2016 The tough commercial sugar environment saw JSE-listed sugar producer Illovo’s group revenues reduce by 0.7% to R13 169.9-million which, in turn, resulted in the operating margin falling from 12.5% to 10.7%, during the 12 months to March 31. "The 'perfect storm' of sustained low export sugar... 

Water footprinting integral to water management systems

27th May 2016 Professional services firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa have shifted focus to advising clients within the private sector to focus on their water strategies in order to sustainably manage water resources while lowering operational costs. WSP have assisted companies such as private hospital... 

Bittersweet report leads to prompt response from sugar company

25th March 2016 A report regarding sustainability issues in sugar cane production by the independent, not-for-profit research and network organisation Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) has rapped the Malawian division of South African sugar producer Illovo over the knuckles over issues... 

Illovo to focus on African markets for growth

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th July 2015 Although JSE-listed sugar producer Illovo had a dissapointing 2015 financial year, the company’s downstream business remains strong and its contribution to operating profit is anticipated to be in excess of 20% in the current financial year. Illovo chairperson Don MacLeod added that the group... 

Illovo says policy certainty key to unlocking sugar’s cogeneration potential 

By: Terence Creamer     25th May 2015 Sugar producer Illovo says there is a major opportunity to alleviate South Africa’s immediate power crisis and reduce rural poverty by more fully exploiting the industry’s electricity cogeneration potential. But MD Gavin Dalgleish says this potential will only be fully exploited once there is... 

Currency volatility, pricing hit Illovo earnings

By: Natalie Greve     25th May 2015 Declining global and European Union (EU) market sugar pricing, currency volatility and the impact of poor weather on the South African cane crop have dented sugar producer Illovo’s profitability, narrowing operating profit for the year ended March 31 by 12.3% to R1.65-billion and narrowing... 

Illovo production to increase marginally in 2014

By: Leandi Kolver     16th July 2014 Sugar producer Illovo’s overall group production was expected to increase marginally for 2014 to 1.85-million tons, as market conditions remained difficult, Illovo chairperson Don MacLeod said on Wednesday. He told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting that, while strikes at its... 


6th June 2014 Leading engineering and design company WSP, which employs 17 000 across the globe – 650 of them in Africa – works across the property, transport, infrastructure, industrial, environmental, energy and mining sectors. Its clients include both private-sector companies and the national and regional... 

Illovo appoints Hulley operations director

By: Leandi Kolver     13th August 2013 JSE-listed Illovo Sugar on Tuesday announced that it had appointed subsidiary company Ubombo Sugar’s current MD John Hulley group operations director from September 1. This followed the appointment of current group operations director Gavin Dalgeish as group MD, to succeed Graham Clark who is... 

Industry to diversify beyond sugar production

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th July 2012 Sugarcane crop production in the 2011/12 season recovered somewhat from the effects of the drought experienced in the 2010/11 season, the South African Cane Growers’ Association (Canegrowers) reports 

Sugar producer aims to extract maximum value from sugar cane

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th July 2012 Sugar producer Illovo aims to limit its waste and improve the return on every stick of sugar cane by producing and marketing a number of niche, high-value downstream products in addition to its core products of sugarcane fibre, sugar and molasses. 

Manufacturer offers high-pressure monodrum boilers

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th June 2012 Boiler and environmental solutions provider John Thompson, a division of electrical products supplier Actom, is now offering the sugar industry, as well as other industrial users that want to burn biomass, high-pressure monodrum boilers. 


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