Tongaat Hulett

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Tongaat Hulett Ltd.
Traded as JSE: TON, LSETHL
Industry Sugar
Founded 1892
Key people

Liege Hulett Founder

P H Staude CEO
Revenue IncreaseR14,373 Billion (FY 2013)[1]
IncreaseR2,145 Billion (FY 2013)[1]
Number of employees
31, 230 [2]

Tongaat Hulett is an agriculture and agri-processing business, focusing on the complementary feedstocks of sugarcane and maize. The company had its origins on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, specifically the town of Tongaat. The company was formed as a result of a merger between the Tongaat Sugar Company founded by Edward Saunders and Hulett's Sugar founded in 1892 by Liege Hulett. Company stock is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. Its core businesses are sugar, starch and property management.

South Africa[edit]



  • Tambankulu Estates, Mhlume - The company operates two agricultural estates on the Mbuluzi River.


Tongaat-Hulett's three sugar estates in Zimbabwe are in the Chiredzi District and they border one another.

Animal feeds[edit]

Voermol Feeds, based in Maidstone, produces molasses-based animal feeds.

Artificial sweeteners[edit]

Cape Sweeteners, based in Durban, is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Sugar, producing artificial sweeteners including; aspartame, neotame, acesulfame-K, fructose, sodium saccharin, sodium cyclamate, polydextrose, maltitol and lactitol. It is the exclusive South African agent of Nutrasweet's aspartame and neotame


The company is Africa's largest producer of starch and glucose, produced at five South African facilities.

Property management[edit]

Tongaat Hulett Developments is a property management company that builds and maintains commercial property, residential property, industrial property and resorts.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tongaat Hulett:Audited results for the year ended 31 March 2013, May 2013, Retrieved: 23 May 2013.
  2. ^ Tongaat Hulett:Employees as of 31 March 2013, March 2013, Retrieved: 31 March 2013.

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