RCL FOODS – A Top Employer Inspiring Great People

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RCL FOODS – A Top Employer Inspiring Great People

RCL FOODS is a leading South African food manufacturer with a passion to provide “More Food to More People, More Often”. Our 21 000 employees are the engine that drives this passion daily, and investing in them is critical to constantly achieving MORE. Just five years since our formation, we are proud to have been recognised

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Stella Mthembu on Talent, Career and People

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Stella Mthembu on Talent, Career and People

Stella Mthembu, employed as a Land Reform & CSI Manager in the Sugar and Milling business unit is an example of the worthy investment that RCL FOODS continues to make in inspiring its people to make a positive impact on the business and the communities in which we operate. Stella began her career at RCL

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Happy Dog Happy life

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Happy Dog Happy life

At RCL FOODS, we’re loyal to the health and happiness of your best and furry friend-and we know you are too! That’s why ULTRA DOG, one of our pet food brands, has recently introduced its pet accident cover; a first of its kind in the dog food market. Available only in the veterinary channel, ULTRA

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New Rainbow Spices!

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New Rainbow Spices!

We’re excited to announce that our loved and trusted Rainbow Brand, which has brought great quality chicken to South African tables for decades has launched its new Rainbow Spices range. At RCL FOODS, we understand that there’s nothing quite like a hearty meal, made with flavour and love to bring people together, but in this

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Supreme Flour-Celebrating 100 years of consistency

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Supreme Flour-Celebrating 100 years of consistency

2019 marks a significant milestone for one of our RCL FOODS’ brands, Supreme Flour, as we celebrate 100 years. Since Supreme began production on our premises in 1948, the mill has been recognised as the largest single-site mill in South Africa and one of the largest mills in the world. Established in 1919, the Supreme

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Vector Peninsula makes a splash-without wasting a drop of water.

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Vector Peninsula makes a splash-without wasting a drop of water.

By massively reducing its fresh water consumption, our Vector Peninsula team has proven that seeing and doing things differently is all it takes to save our precious water resources, one drop at a time. In the process they not only helped Cape Town beat Day Zero but are shifting the way we could think about

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RCL FOODS – Still Leading the way in Climate Change Management

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RCL FOODS – Still Leading the way in Climate Change Management

Every year we take part in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change survey – and in 2018 we came top of our category, again! Even though a stricter scoring system was implemented, we managed to score an A- for the second year running, coming in ahead of the rest of the local Food, Beverage

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Building Better Bakers

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Building Better Bakers

This March, the Supreme Siyabhaka Academy opened its doors to the first group of 12 aspiring young bakers. Designed to produce employable baking experts from raw talent in just 18 months, students are loving the journey so far! Our Purpose One of the main objectives of the Supreme Siyabhaka Academy is to nurture and develop

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Creating Value From Waste, One #DoMoreBag At a Time

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Creating Value From Waste, One #DoMoreBag At a Time

Each year, close to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide, leading to waste harming the environment. At RCL FOODS, we believe that many positive small meaningful actions can make a big difference so we’re on a journey to become waste-free, ONE #DoMoreBag AT A TIME. Through The DO MORE FOUNDATION, a support function set

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VECTOR CONTROL TOWER – GOING BEYOND AGAIN!

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VECTOR CONTROL TOWER – GOING BEYOND AGAIN!

In some ways, Vector is like a busy airport – delivering nearly 60 million cases per year to more than 6 700 customer drop points, through a nationwide network that includes 4 plant-based cold stores and 14 distribution sites. Planning and managing all this activity is a complex task – but it’s all in a

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You + Your Hound = ❤️

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You + Your Hound = ❤️

This July, RCL FOODS launched its Progessive Web App, Yapper; a first in the industry to promote pet health! Yapper is a fun and interactive FREE app that encourages users to take the best care of their pet by motivating them with treats and rewards along the way! Based on the ‘gamification’ model, the app

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RCL FOODS one of the 1st companies to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme

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RCL FOODS one of the 1st companies to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme

We are excited to announce that we’re one of the first companies to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme. This programme is a business-led collaboration with Government aimed at creating employment for South African youth. Given the reality of rising unemployment (26,6% of our population nationally), we believe that we can play a positive

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The DO MORE FOUNDATION feeds the future in Pongola

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The DO MORE FOUNDATION feeds the future in Pongola

In October 2018, for 1 300 young children at 20 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in Pongola, the future started to look a little brighter thanks to the DO MORE FOUNDATION. From the beginning of November each child received a nutritious daily serving of Monati Instant Porridge and Yum Yum peanut butter at school, helping

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RCL FOODS opens R123m “state of the art” pet food plant

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RCL FOODS opens R123m “state of the art” pet food plant

RCL FOODS has opened a R123 million pet food plant in Randfontein, which is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Africa. The factory, which aims to grow the food producer’s South African share of the pet food retail segment from 40% to 60%, was fully commissioned in December 2017. The 1500m² state-of-the-art

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Selati Cup Final Thriller Goes Down to the Wire

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Selati Cup Final Thriller Goes Down to the Wire

The Selati Cup Final, a community-driven youth development tournament sponsored by us, is a fun way to keep our youth busy, out of trouble and gives them a platform to showcase their talent. This year there was exciting game that ended in a heartstopping penalty shootout which saw the heroics of the defending champions’ goalkeeper

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‘More You’ Programme gives Joyce her dream back

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‘More You’ Programme gives Joyce her dream back

At RCL FOODS our people are our biggest asset – and when they fly, we all fly. Our MORE YOU Programme, which consists of four short modules aims to empower our general workers to achieve more in their personal and work lives by being MORE CURIOUS and MORE BRAVE. This inspiring story of Joyce Grootboom

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Land Reform that Works

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Land Reform that Works

In 2012, when part of the land where our cane was growing near Malalane was under claim, we took this as an opportunity to implement some much-needed transformation in the local agricultural space. We did this by partnering with the beneficiaries and established a 50/50 joint venture company called Sivunosetfu (which rents the cane land

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We Do More TO CELEBRATE MANDELA DAY

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We Do More TO CELEBRATE MANDELA DAY

On Mandela Day this year, our non-profit DO MORE FOUNDATION, ramped up its contribution to take more meals, more passionate volunteers, and more caring than ever before, to communities in need. By MORE, we mean: 1407 volunteers, a staggering 14 324 meals, 76 beneficiary organisations, 183 mini-projects, 57 teams and 44 RCL FOODS sites! Madiba believed

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Going Beyond in our Sales and Merchandising Efforts to Achieve MORE!

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Going Beyond in our Sales and Merchandising Efforts to Achieve MORE!

We are proud to announce that Vector Logistics Division, a business unit of RCL FOODS has received two prestigious awards at the Professional Management Review (PMR) Award prize giving. These 2 awards were a Diamond award (Measured as Outstanding) and the Silver Award (Measured as Very Good). PMR.africa conducted its annual, national survey on 200

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Basadi Bereka-Empowering South African Women Wings

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Basadi Bereka-Empowering South African Women Wings

RCL FOODS prides itself on doing things differently and has long been a leading advocate  of women empowerment. The Basadi Bereka (seTswana for Women at Work) programme, launched in April, is doing just that – helping women in the RCL FOODS chicken processing operation reach their ultimate and full potential. Over the past few months,

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Meet Stirling Piu

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Meet Stirling Piu

Meet Stirling Piu, a BComm Graduate who successfully completed the RCL FOODS Management Trainee Programme in 2013 and is now fulfilling his passion as a Project Manager in the Business Intelligence team. Stirling’s Background Born and raised in Durban, Stirling grew up working behind the shop counter of his parents’ business, which he says taught him the value of

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Managers flex their wings at Technical School

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You can have the best product and the best strategy, but it’s the skill, passion and knowledge of your team that really make you fly. In the Chicken Agriculture space, one of the ways we’re giving our team wings is through our very own RCL FOODS Consumer Agric Technical School. For the group of managers

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Learning with Linkedin – developing talent for the future

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At RCL FOODS, we take ‘seeing and doings things differently’ very seriously – and that’s exactly the approach we’ve taken with developing our people’s skills for the future of the working world. RCL FOODS Linkedin Learning platform We all know that retail, marketing and production have been positively disrupted by digital – and so have

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