Southern Africa

For a company to support a venture that started out as a straightforward CSI programme and to nurture it through the decades to become an integral, thriving division in its supply chain, is both remarkable and commendable.
The persistent global economic downturn is proving to be much tougher than anticipated with depressed markets, geopolitical instability and weak economic growth combining to put significant pressure on Sappi, particularly in Europe.
brickmaking entrepreneur
A young woman who embarked on a learning journey with Sappi five years ago, is now enjoying the fruits of her labour through her flourishing brickmaking business, thanks to her perseverance and diligence.
TRS stream runner
Spring heralds the return of the Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run on Saturday 23 September 2023. It also sets the scene for a memorable South African Heritage weekend, filled with braaivleis, rugby and sunny skies. Runners and cyclists are invited to participate in the event which boasts a brand-new start/ finish at...
Qhude Projects (Pty) Ltd, a KwaZulu-Natal based logistical services co-operative, is the latest enterprise to benefit from a ZAR9million loan from Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC) as part of an enterprise and supplier development partnership signed in 2022 with Sappi Southern Africa.
In an effort to address prevalent supply chain uncertainties and to maintain the commercial viability of its Graphic Paper business, Sappi Europe will keep prices for its Woodfree Coated Paper grades stable at today’s level for the remainder of 2023.
Sappi launched its #EmpowerHer netball programme in its neighbouring communities to coincide with Women’s Month in South Africa this year.
In a convergence of well-timed synchronicity, Women’s Month in South Africa this year also saw the Netball World Cup and Women’s Football World Cup taking place, providing the ideal time for Sappi to launch its #EmpowerHer netball programme in its neighbouring communities.
Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “Following the record profitability achieved last year, the group faced persistent challenges in the global economy and encountered ongoing weakness in paper and pulp markets. Specifically, the paper businesses experienced a significant downstream destocking cycle.”