An Illovo Africa Sugar Company
Zambia Sugar PLCZambia Sugar PLCZambia Sugar PLC
(Monday (07:30) to Friday (17:00) CAT)
Mazabuka, Zambia

Company Overview

The Company is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) and is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Limited which through Illovo Group Holding Limited (IGHL) holds 76% of the issued share capital while the remaining shares are held by local institutional investors (pension funds, banks, companies) and over 3 000 members of the public, including employees.

Following the acquisition of 50.9% shares from Tate and Lyle in 2001, Illovo Sugar Limited made a mandatory offer to minority shareholders and increased its shareholding to 89.71% before taking selling down to 76%. Illovo Sugar Ltd is Africa’s biggest sugar producer and has extensive agricultural and manufacturing operations in six African countries.

The Company is based at Mount Edgecombe, “KwaZulu-Natal”, South Africa and was founded in 1891. It is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc, which initially held 51% of the issued share capital but now holds a 100% stake in the company.

A Trusted Market Leader

Zambia Sugar markets its products under the WHITESPOON brand with a product range that comprises Brown, Household, Refined, Castor, Icing, Rich dark, Golden Syrup, Treacle Syrup, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Industrial Brown, Industrial Household, Bottler grade, Demerara, Golden granulated and Raw sugar for refining. Zambia Sugar has a well-developed local distribution network delivering sugar to all districts in Zambia. This is done through a well organised depot system that ensures Whitespoon products are available, anywhere and everywhere in Zambia. Whitespoon Industrial Sugar Range has been used in beverage, confectionery and food processing industries for decades.

The company is committed to providing world class quality sugar products which meet international standards such as ISO 9001:2008 and Bottler Grade Sugar.

Zambia Sugar’s strategic location in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region makes it a supplier of choice for quality sugar and downstream products in the region and beyond. The regional export market includes the Great Lakes Area (GLA), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Southern Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). While the regional market is mainly supplied with Household Sugar, Brown Sugar and Industrial Refined Sugar, and with scaling down on the European market the company is focused on increasing penetration in the regional markets.

Caring for our employees

The Company offers sustainable and meaningful employment. Zambia Sugar runs a large estate with more than 2 900 housing units, accommodating over 16 000 people and provides municipal type utility services such as water and sewerage services, road maintenance, recreation facilities and refuse removal on the estate. Zam­bia Sugar has a number of potable water treatment plants on the estate to provide safe drinking water to the employees and their families and to minimise water borne diseases.


Zambia Sugar Plc would like to caution members of the public not to be taken in by a fake “consumer feedback survey” circulating on social media purporting to reward participants with a monetary prize upon their participation. Zambia Sugar Plc does not run such promotions and advises that this is a phishing scam. Members of the public are advised to stay safe online. Those who have received the link to the said hoax are advised to immediately delete it and are warned not to provide any personal or financial information on any promotion forms. Members of the public are advised to report all suspected cases of fraud to the Police or other relevant authorities. Zambia Sugar Plc promotions are communicated through legitimate media channels such as newspapers, radio, television and our official social media pages. Zambia Sugar Plc


Zambia Sugar Plc would like to caution members of the public not to be taken in by a fake tender circulating on social media purportedly calling for submissions to quote / tender for “HEIMALMANN T3200 DEWATERING HEAVY DUTY PUMP (3 PHASE), PART NUMBER – T3200, SIZE – 240V and QUANTITY – 6.

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