South Africa’s most iconic sugar brand, Huletts Sugar, is the latest large corporation to join Proudly South African and become part of the buy local movement.
For over 128 years, Huletts has been an integral part of South Africans’ everyday lives and remains one of the leading sugar brands in our country. From its base products of white and brown sugar to leading innovation in the use of stevia plant extract as a sweetener, Huletts is a truly local company and is a key player in the sugar industry that has created 65 000 direct jobs and approximately 350 000 indirect jobs in KZN and Mpumalanga.
Said Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African, ‘Adding Huletts Sugar to our stable of members sends an important message to consumers and other corporates. This large company that has been flying the flag for more than a hundred years sees that it has a role to play as part of a greater movement, and we welcome such a high profile and highly visible brand on board.’
Gavin Hudson, CEO of Tongaat Hulett, is delighted to be part of The Proudly South African family. We have been part of the fabric of South Africa for a very long time, growing, milling, refining and marketing our wonderful Hulett sugar portfolio. “By South Africans for South Africans”. We play a meaningful role as an employer of choice and also in numerous innovative programmes focused on entrepreneurship and helping communities to lead a better life.
Huletts joins the likes of The Foschini Group, Unilever, SA Breweries, National Security, Tsogo Sun, Nestle SA and Absa in supporting the country’s official buy local advocacy campaign.