Sugar producers: much more than sugar – Moneyweb

If Professor Tim Noakes had his way, people would stop consuming sugar in all of its different forms. Fortunately for sub-Saharan producers Tongaat Hulett and Illovo Sugar, and their roughly 75 000 employees, consumption of the sweet stuff continues to increase. view article

SABMiller upbeat on savings plan's success – Business Day

SABMiller will save about R5.2bn a year by 2018 through its programme to create a groupwide business services unit and a centralisation of various back office functions, the company said yesterday after the release of its full-year results. view article

Managers lift platinum mine stakes – Business Report

Coronation Fund Managers and Kagiso Asset Management are increasing their exposure to the platinum sector, despite the protracted labour strike that saw the JSE platinum index fall as much as 6.7 percent in the three months to March. view article

Alternative investments for pension funds – Business Report

In this feature on alternative investments for pension funds, Jihad Jhaveri gives his view on how to assess the attractiveness of commodity investments at this time and what the pros and cons are of investing in commodities such as gold and platinum directly, as opposed to the shares of commodity producers. view article

ArcelorMittal SA bounces back – Business Day

South Africa’s premier steel maker, ArcelorMittal SA, saw headline earnings back in the black in the first quarter of the year, mainly on increased sales and rising production as it bounced back from a fire at its main Vanderbijlpark facility early last year. view article

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