Humans of RCL FOODS – Stephinah

Humans of RCL FOODS – Stephinah

Stephinah is changing the narrative for girls. Stephinah Fisha started at RCL FOODS in September 2020 as a Packaging Technician Intern for our  Milling site in Pretoria West. In less than a year, she achieved the position of Process Controller – and she’s living proof that young women from disadvantaged backgrounds can succeed. In fact,

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Nokukhanya Ngcobo

Humans of RCL FOODS – Nokukhanya Ngcobo

Nokukhanya stands in the gap to help young people succeed Nokukhanya Ngcobo, a Pricing and Rebates Clerk at RCL FOODS’ National Office, is smart and ambitious. She completed her tertiary education, despite coming from a poor background, she’s providing for her young son, and she’s working hard to build a successful career. But Nokukhanya isn’t

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Gabriel Makgalabone

Humans of RCL FOODS – Gabriel Makgalabone

Gabriel Mokgalabone is one of our incredible Humans of RCL FOODS, a man with great dreams and even greater determination. In one year, he went from being a general worker to an intern and then a Research and Development (R&D) Assistant in Pet Food. We asked him to tell us about his journey. Gabriel was

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Changing Livelihoods with Selati “Star Schools” Program

Changing Livelihoods with Selati “Star Schools” Program

As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We want to make a positive impact on local communities. Enter the Selati Sugar Incubator Program ‘Star Schools’. Launched in 2006 and still going strong, the Incubator Program is sponsored by RCL FOODS in partnership with

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Nerina Singh

Humans of RCL FOODS – Nerina Singh

Nerina Singh is one of the many amazing Humans of RCL FOODS. By day she’s our Beverages Brand Manager and her team has just introduced an exciting new brand offering: Number 1 Boost Energy Drink. But ‘Number One’ is not all she cares about. She’s also dedicated mom and selfless servant to those around her

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Movember Edition

Humans of RCL FOODS – Movember Edition

Living on purpose – How Sohail (aged 23) beat cancer through early detection and maintaining a positive mindset. Meet Sohail Abdoola, a 27-year-old who embodies resilience and purpose amidst life’s challenges. A devoted Muslim, father, husband, avid sneaker collector, valued employee at RCL FOODS… and cancer survivor. With men’s health and wellbeing in the spotlight

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RCL FOODS Shines Bright AGRISETA AWARDS 

RCL FOODS Shines Bright AGRISETA AWARDS 

We’re thrilled to share that RCL FOODS’ Sugar team won first place in the “Best Project Targeting Youth” category at the esteemed AgriSETA Excellence Awards Gala Event held on 2 November 2023. These prestigious awards celebrate the extraordinary efforts of employers within the agricultural sector who are committed to nurturing the potential of our youth

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Humans of RCL FOOD – Keneilwe Thabethe

Humans of RCL FOOD – Keneilwe Thabethe

Compassion & Community Upliftment Meet Keneilwe Thabethe, who has been uplifting her community in Stinkwater, Hammanskraal for the past 8 months. Keneilwe and her mother, Rebecca began giving out clothes to teens in their community, becoming beacons of light in the midst of trying times. The overwhelming gratitude they received saw them expand into providing

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Siyabhaka Graduation

Siyabhaka Graduation

RCL FOODS’ Siyabhaka Academy: Baking a Brighter Future In a high-unemployment environment, the Siyabhaka Academy offers unemployed learners the potential to secure their own futures. In July 2023, 11 learners did just that, graduating from the Academy with NQF 2 and 3 qualifications. This achievement is not just about receiving certificates. It’s about the accumulation

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Sbu Khumalo

Humans of RCL FOODS – Sbu Khumalo

Meet Sbu Khumalo, a Senior Graphic Designer for the Do More Foundation. Since joining RCL FOODS in 2022, Sbu has made an impact in both the office and beyond, having recently illustrated a children’s book for underprivileged Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres. In 2022, non-profit organisation, Book Dash, came to Durban, seeking local artists to

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Gender Mainstreaming Award Winner, Ruth Grantham

Gender Mainstreaming Award Winner, Ruth Grantham

At RCL Foods, we take immense pride in fostering an environment where diversity and inclusivity are not just words but values that are woven into the very DNA of our company. These values are not just a part of our corporate culture; they are exemplified by individuals like Ruth Grantham, who recently received the Inclusive

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Growing what matters in F23 through 828 Learnership and Apprenticeships

Growing what matters in F23 through 828 Learnership and Apprenticeships

We are pleased to announce that, earlier this year RCL FOODS’s Learning and Development Function successfully rolled out 828 employed and unemployed registered Learnership and Apprenticeships to employees and to unemployed youth in South Africa. This investment in the number of learnerships as rolled out was a 20% increase from the prior year. What’s more,

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Gloria Kgagabi

Humans of RCL FOODS – Gloria Kgagabi

This is the story of Gloria Kgagabi, whose grit and determination took her from General Worker to Production Manager at RCL FOODS. Gloria began her journey at RCL FOODS in 1999 as a General Worker at Pies. Her career saw several transformative roles: from Production Clerk, Supervisor, and ultimately promoted to Shift Manger, where she

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Acquisition of Vector Logistics Completed

Acquisition of Vector Logistics Completed

Following the announced signing earlier this year, A.P. Moller Capital and RCL FOODS are pleased to report the closing of the purchase of Vector Logistics by A.P. Moller Capital. Vector Logistics is South Africa’s leading frozen infrastructure logistics operator, providing multi-temperature warehousing and distribution, supply chain intelligence, and sales and merchandising solutions. The company’s substantial

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Thandolwethu Mathiba

Humans of RCL FOODS – Thandolwethu Mathiba

RCL FOODS are proud to share the inspiring story of Thandolwethu Truelove Mathiba, a talented 25-year-old Vector Logistics merchandiser. When she’s not working with our team, Thandolwethu is making waves in the world of boxing, pursuing her dream of becoming Africa’s number 1 ranked mini flyweight female boxer. This is her story. After losing both

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Humans of RCL FOODS – Rahul Beekrum

Humans of RCL FOODS – Rahul Beekrum

Rahul Beekrum, from our Group Finance team, recently achieved 92% on his ACCA: Strategic Business Leader exam – the joint highest mark in the world! Rahul joined RCL FOODS in 2019 as a pricing and rebate clerk but has since moved to the Sales Admin team in Group Finance, first as a Sales Analyst and

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Basadi Bereka-Empowering Women at Work

Basadi Bereka-Empowering Women at Work

Many women continue to encounter obstacles rooted in gender biases that hinder their growth and limit their potential. RCL FOODS, however, is committed to breaking these barriers. In 2019, as part of our broader initiative to foster diversity and inclusivity, we launched the Basadi Bereka (meaning Women at Work in seTswana) programme. Basadi Bereka is

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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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