The construction phase has provided employment for over 2,000 people and will provide permanent employment for 120 people once complete. In addition to our investment in Vulindlela, several billion rands have been allocated for upgrade projects to decrease production costs, introduce new technology, optimise processes, reduce environmental footprint and future-proof manufacturing systems at the mill.
The following ambitious targets have been set:
Cost savings attributable to Vulindlela are expected to be at least ZAR300 million a year, while foreign currency generated by Saiccor’s increased capacity will initially be about ZAR1.3 billion a year and could peak at ZAR1.8 billion. This will benefit South Africa to the amount of approximately ZAR1 billion yearly, with expenditure in KwaZulu-Natal accounting for 65% of this amount.