The South African Breweries (SAB) is a subsidiary of AB InBev. Founded in 1895, SAB is South Africa’s top brewer and leading distributor of beer.
For more than 120 years SAB has been an integral thread in the social fabric of our country and continues to play a crucial role in the national economy. The company operates seven breweries and 40 depots in South Africa with an annual brewing capacity of 3.1 billion litres. Its portfolio of beer brands meets the needs of a wide range of consumers and includes some of the country’s most popular beer brands namely Carling Black Label, Hansa Pilsener, Castle Lager, Castle Lite and Castle Milk Stout.
SAB also owns a hop production company, The South African Breweries Hop Farms (Pty) Ltd; a barley farming company, The South African Breweries Barley Farms (Pty) Ltd; a barley malting company, The South African Breweries Maltings (Pty) Ltd; and a 60% share of the metal crown manufacturer, Coleus Packaging (Pty) Ltd.
As South Africa’s leading brewer, SAB is committed to promoting responsible alcohol consumption – both inside and outside the company. As a subsidiary of AB InBev, it subscribes to the Group’s Alcohol Framework and has a comprehensive Code of Commercial Communication in place. SAB also actively seeks to encourage collaboration across the areas of education, access to information, law enforcement and parental involvement to encourage responsible alcohol behaviour.
Having adopted its first equity policy as early as 1971, SAB has been a pioneer for change in South Africa. In 2009, SAB tabled its trailblazing broad-based black economic empowerment transaction, SAB Zenzele. Through its various corporate social responsibility programmes, SAB actively invests in community partnerships and works tirelessly at socio-economic and enterprise development initiatives to build a stronger South Africa.
Find out more about the SAB history and track the milestones that have contributed to our success today.
To read more, go to: SAB Foundation
Our SAB Foundation Social...
Fri Oct 28 2016
This year the annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards was given a big boost following the conclusion... Read More »
Wed Oct 26 2016
Yokesh Maharaj has had an illustrious 15-year career at SAB. During this time, he has had the opportunity... Read More »
Get to know Ricardo
Tue Oct 11 2016
This week, we welcomed the new Zone President of the brand new Africa Zone in AB InBev, Ricardo Tadeu. Read More »
A Sporting Heritage
Thu Nov 26 2015
From football and rugby to netball, SAB is proud of its long association with South African sport. It’s... Read More »
SAB announces it will invest hundreds of millions of rands in the construction of a state-of-the-art new maltings plant in Alrode, Gauteng. Construction of the plant commences during the same year.
SAB launches Castle Lite Lime – the same extra-cold refreshment that beer fans know and love, but with a hint of lime flavour.
SAB successfully launches Castle Milk Stout Chocoloate a new chocolate-infused addition to the Castle Milk Stout family.
At the end of 2015 SAB launched Carling Blue Label Beer, our first single malt beer, simultaneously across eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.