Deal #1983

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Eston, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Location #2

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Administrative region
Location
Sezela, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Location #3

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Administrative region
Location
Umzimkulu, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
107800
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1994] 107800
Comment on land area
3 Estates owned. In addition, manages Glendow estate 28,700ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1994] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
The company first started operating in 1891 and bought its first sugar mill and estate in 1904. In 1994 it changed its name to Illovo Sugar.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1904] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
5600
Comment on contract farming
"Just 7% of the sugar cane used by Illovo in South Africa is grown on the company’s own land. The remainder is acquired from independent farmers within KwaZulu-Natal". Includes 5,000 small- scale sugar cane farmers and 600 larger sugar cane farms, all of which are close to the company’s own farms and mills.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
[2010] 2100
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
[2010] 2000

Operating company

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Illovo Sugar, South Africa Socio- Economic Impact Assessment. Internal Management Report. April 2014.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Furfural, furfuryl alcohol, Agriguard, diacetyl, 2.3-pentanedione, ethyl alcohol and lactulose are produced at the various downstream plants.

Overall comment

Overall comment
This company has been in operation for a very long time.

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