KZN floods | SAB says repairs will cost millions

File: A South African Breweries (SAB) truck leaves the Newlands Brewery in Cape Town. AFP/Rodger Bosch

DURBAN - Another company has reported damages amounting to hundreds of millions of rand following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal.

The country's biggest beer maker, SAB, says repairs will cost around R700-million.

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Its Prospecton brewery in Durban is now only operating at 30 percent capacity.

On 12 April, production at SAB’s Prospecton brewery in Durban came to a halt.

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The plant produces 400 million litres of product a year across SAB brands such as Castle Lager and Carling Black Label.

The plant is the brewer's third-largest operation in Africa. 

SAB has now pushed back its R650-million expansion by a month to July.


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