SUGAR’S SWEET SPOT

SUGAR’S SWEET SPOT

RCL FOODS’ Sugar business is deeply rooted in South African soil. “A lot of our operations are in rural areas, where we support the livelihoods of over 1 200 small-scale growers,” says Michela Cutts, Managing Director: Sugar. “We’re often both the hub and the creator of economic activity in these areas. But while we are

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A CULTURE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

A CULTURE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

“Food safety is not just about meeting the minimum requirements of the law,” says Najib Salim, RCL FOODS’ Safety, Health, Environment, Risk & Quality (SHERQ) Director. “We want to be best-in-class. We adhere to the highest standards in terms of food safety, and we’re driving a company-wide culture of safety.” South Africa has multiple laws

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WHY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS

WHY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS

RCL FOODS’ purpose is “We Grow What Matters” – and what matters to us are the communities in which we operate. Caeser Kenny, Corporate Affairs Director, RCL FOODS, is acutely aware of the role the business plays in the lives of its communities. “In areas like Nkomazi, for example, if our sugar mills weren’t there,

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OUR VALUES IN ACTION

OUR VALUES IN ACTION

At RCL FOODS, We Grow What Matters together, through our people and our unique culture, which we call Our Way. Our Way is shaped by our values, but even more so by our people actively living our values. Those values describe how we act and behave every day – with our customers, clients, co-workers and

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DOING MORE OF WHAT MATTERS

DOING MORE OF WHAT MATTERS

As a large, listed company, RCL FOODS has the reach and the resources to make a considerable impact when it comes to corporate social investment (CSI). But we wanted to achieve more than that – which is why, in 2017, we established our DO MORE FOUNDATION. “There was a strategic intention to position our CSI

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WHY WE’RE A PURPOSE-LED BUSINESS

WHY WE’RE A PURPOSE-LED BUSINESS

RCL FOODS has deliberately positioned itself as a Purpose-led business to make a more meaningful impact. What does it mean to be Purpose-led, and how do we make an impact that matters?

Women Behind The Brand: Nerina Singh

Women Behind The Brand: Nerina Singh

Today we meet Nerina Singh, our Beverages Brand Manager who is driven, engaging and collaborative. Most importantly, she is inspired every day to show up as her authentic, curious self, living wholeheartedly by the RCL FOODS culture of being MORE YOU and MORE CURIOUS. “Being my authentic self at work creates a better work environment

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From HR Management Trainee to HR Business Partner

From HR Management Trainee to HR Business Partner

For our Management Trainees, cooking up a career with RCL FOODS is much more than just getting a job – it’s about tasting the combinations of skills and knowledge, ingredients and spices that will, together, craft their recipe for career success! At RCL FOODS, we give graduates in South Africa the opportunity to develop their

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Lungelo Miya’s Journey as an Electrical Engineering Management Trainee

Lungelo Miya’s Journey as an Electrical Engineering Management Trainee

Lungelo Miya, an RCL FOODS Electrical Engineering Management Trainee at our Komati Sugar Mill, is  already making an impact! We caught up with Lungelo to get an idea of what his experience has been like so far. The sugar industry operates 24-hours and there is an opportunity to learn something new every day. Lungelo believes

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Jayce Naicker 48 Years of Service

Jayce Naicker 48 Years of Service

At RCL FOODS, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. They are the reason that we can achieve our vision of GOING BEYOND and strive for MORE. Jayce Naicker has been committed to working for RCL FOODS for the past 48 years, and is a true example of the dedicated and loyal people

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Waldo Claassens 12 Years of Service

Waldo Claassens 12 Years of Service

At RCL FOODS, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. They are the reason that we can achieve our vision of doing that little more to provide MORE FOOD to MORE PEOPLE MORE OFTEN. Waldo Claassens has been committed to working for RCL FOODS since 2010 and is a true example of the

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Seeing and Doing things differently through experiential learning

Seeing and Doing things differently through experiential learning

At RCL FOODS, we aim to do things differently when it comes to growing talent, and this is exactly what we achieved during our 2022 Management Trainee Onboarding Program, which took place in February. Our focus was to create a fun and authentically engaging experience for our Management Trainees, while at the same time embedding

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Future Leaders SHINE at the presentation of their Business Improvement Projects!

Future Leaders SHINE at the presentation of their Business Improvement Projects!

We believe in seeing and doing things differently, driving a culture that inspires you to do ‘that little more‘, and together provide more food to more people more often. We do this by focusing on what matters to you most: more challenging work that meaningfully impacts the company’s success, more training and investment into you and more opportunity to grow within RCL FOODS. We are

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How EPOL is Contributing to Conservation Through Horse Feed

How EPOL is Contributing to Conservation Through Horse Feed

As leaders in the game and the horse feed industries, EPOL is proud to offer ongoing support to two conservation initiatives through our relationship with uBhejaneX. They set out to contribute to rhino conservation and community-based operations through their support of Project Rhino and the Zululand Rhino Orphanage (ZRO) with feed, ensuring well-nourished, strong rhinos

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RCL FOODS AND SA CHEFS AWARD WINNERS IN SA’S FIRST YOUNG CHEFS COMPETITION

RCL FOODS AND SA CHEFS AWARD WINNERS IN SA’S FIRST YOUNG CHEFS COMPETITION

RCL FOODS Food Partners, the out-of-home division of RCL FOODS, together with the South African Chefs Association (SACA), have announced the winners of the country’s very first Young Chefs Competition. After an exciting final round, the coveted national title went to Johan Muller and Dana-Leigh Coleman from the Capital Hotel School in Pretoria. They take

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He’s an MBA graduate, a motivational speaker and an inspiration!

He’s an MBA graduate, a motivational speaker and an inspiration!

Anderton Kevin Naidoo has been part of RCL FOODS since 2015, when the company acquired Foodcorp. He makes an impact at RCL FOODS everyday by sharing product knowledge, skills and training staff the RCL FOODS way, through his role as KZN’s Training Officer. But it’s Kevin’s life outside of RCL FOODS that inspires us to

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Growing Leaders OUR WAY!

Growing Leaders OUR WAY!

Our Leadership Development Academy continuously strives to develop leaders today for the future through world class “fit for purpose”learning solutions. The academy is strategically positioned as one of our RCL FOODS Learn More College key initiatives, and is geared towards developing our leadership to align with our differentiating business objectives. About the Leadership Development Academy Our

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RCL FOODS’ National Account Manager, Ntando Ngubane on Women in Leadership

RCL FOODS’ National Account Manager, Ntando Ngubane on Women in Leadership

Ntando joined RCL FOODS back in 2017 as an Assistant Account Manager in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) channel. Through her role, she gained multi-disciplinary skills across various categories including Chicken , Grocery, Speciality, Fats & Spreads, Plant-based, and Sugar & Milling. In 2020, she became a National Account Manager, where she currently impacts all Quick

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Tamara Dickson’s Perspective on Recruitment Helps RCL FOODS Do MORE

Tamara Dickson’s Perspective on Recruitment Helps RCL FOODS Do MORE

Some time ago Tamara Dickson came across a sign board which read along the lines of not innovating to compete but rather innovating to change the game. After years of hearing ‘recruitment is recruitment’, that simple idea changed her career in Talent Acquisition forever. Since 2018, Tamara has been helping RCL FOODS do MORE by

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This Women’s Month: Carin King On Motherhood And Working

This Women’s Month: Carin King On Motherhood And Working

Carin King is a member of the RCL FOODS’ Food Partners team, working on strategic and category projects. Some highlights from her time at RCL FOODS include being part of the team that re-launched the PIEMAN’S and Food Solutions brands; and working with a consortium of other South African food businesses to help restore the

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First Virtual Emerging Leadership Development Programme delivered with impact!

First Virtual Emerging Leadership Development Programme delivered with impact!

This year was the exciting launch of the RCL FOODS Emerging Leaders Development Programme as a completely Virtual Programme. The attendees have enjoyed both the content of the programme, put together by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) as well as the opportunity to connect virtually with their co-learners and facilitators. RCL FOODS first launched the

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Kathleen Pohl On Recognition, Inspiration, And Representation

Kathleen Pohl On Recognition, Inspiration, And Representation

Kathleen joined the RCL FOODS team in 2008 when she joined Rainbow Chicken setting up demand planning. Today, she helps RCL FOODS do that little MORE at the Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, where she focuses on rolling out Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Being recognised for her work is most rewarding to Kathleen. “My

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