Umfolozi Sugar Mill

USM is a leading producer of high-quality VHP brown sugar, which is sold in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and to various cross-border regional markets.

Situated in the heart of Zululand, 25 kms from St Lucia, the surrounding area of Mtubatuba is a vibrant farming community. We support our local small scale can growers and the rest of our cane is grown on the Umfolozi Flats. We currently employ a total of 350 people, mainly form the local community.

USM is committed to sustainability and is awake to opportunities to expand its production of renewable electricity, bio-ethanol, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as market opportunities arise. Currently, USM generates renewable electricity which is exported onto the national electricity grid and sold to third-party customers.

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Corporate Social Investment

We actively participate in our community contributing to the upliftment of the broader area. Our CSI policy focuses on education, particularly in the fields of early childhood development, mathematics, science, and engineering.

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Our Success is a Product of our People and Company Culture

USM is situated in a deeply rural, poverty-stricken district of KwaZulu-Natal.

USM’s success and the employment opportunities it provides, both direct and indirect, are integral to the well-being of the greater Umkhanyakude District Municipality.


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