Correctional Services tries to bring healing to Boland bombing victims - 17 September Stephanus Coetzee, who was a member of the white supremacist group Wit Wolve, returned to the Boland town to say sorry for the killing spree he went on 17 years ago. On Monday he returned to the scene of the crime as part of a Correctional Services project to try to bring healing to the community. Stephanus Coetzee, convicted murderer said:
Soft drinks[ edit ] InSAB expanded into other beverages after purchasing a large share in Schweppes soft drinks.
Inthe group purchased a controlling interest in Stellenbosch Farmer's Winery, which, along with Distillers Corporation, contributed R98 million to group earnings in PepsiCoSAB's only competitor, withdrew from the market in resulting in the liquidation of Pepsi franchisees.
Pepsi, however, re-entered the South African market in Plate glass[ edit ] Inthe group began to venture into unrelated businesses when it agreed to take over a failed glass manufacturer, Union Glass, to counter the acute shortage of bottles during World War I.
InUnion Glass merged with Consolidated Glassworks and this business was sold off in to Anglovaal Industries. The company became an important player in international glass manufacturing when it acquired the Plate Glass Group in The Plate Glass Group traced its roots to a British immigrant and entrepreneur who, inestablished a plate glass manufacturing operation in Cape TownSouth Africa.
Eventually the company became a leading producer of safety and bullet-proof glass for automobiles. When Glass medic, a US-based windshield repair and replacement company, was acquired inthe South African parent company merged the subsidiaries under the name Belron International.
Belron became a base from which to launch further acquisitions. Belron had by become the world's leading producer of automotive replacement glass, with some 1, retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil.
Growth had come mainly through acquisitions. InBelron acquired several leading brands, including Standard Autoglass in Canada, thereby becoming "the largest player in the North American Markets. In Europe, Belron was opening an average of 12 new outlets per month.
While sales had increased by five per cent inearnings had declined eight per cent to R million as a result of the borrowing costs associated with new acquisitions and expansion.
Recognising the need to enhance long-term shareholder value, in SAB returned to its core beverage business, locally and internationally, selling off or closing non-core operations over the next few years.
Amongst these was the Plate Glass business. Inthese interests were merged with a hotel chain owned by Sol Kerznerto form a separate subsidiary known as Southern Sun Hotels. Kerzner remained with Southern Sun as its managing director for several years thereafter.
In Kerzner left SAB, but remained a significant shareholder in the company. Southern Sun eventually grew to become the leading hotel chain in South Africa, with franchises awarded by Holiday Inn and Inter-continental Hotels.
Bythis subsidiary owned 74 hotels with 12, rooms, or about 22 per cent of industry capacity. Southern Sun also maintained a minority interest in an eco-tourism company. Development of new hotels depended on securing licences from the government, "as the state still owned large tracts of land in both urban and rural areas.
Resulting delays resulted in significant costs. Several international hotel chains decided to enter South Africa after the lifting of economic sanctions. Most new hotel development was in the executive and luxury segments of the market.
In less than four years, industry-wide capacity had more than doubled, and as a result, the hotel industry began to experience significant over-supply.The South Carolina governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday.
The Coors Brewing Company managed to survive Prohibition relatively intact. Years before the Volstead Act went into effect nationwide, Adolph Coors with sons Adolph Jr., Grover, and Herman established the Adolph Coors Brewing and Manufacturing Company, which included Herold Porcelain and other ventures.
The brewery itself was converted . Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and grupobittia.com South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd v Via Vollenhoven and Appollis Independent CC and Others (13/)  ZAGPJHC ;  4 All SA (GJ) (2 September ).
This is the third expansion investment at its South African breweries in 2 years. In mid, SAB invested Rbillion in expansions at its Gauteng-based breweries, Alrode in the south of Johannesburg and Rosslyn outside of Pretoria. Source: IOL website Ailing horse rescued from ditch - 17 September Coalmine Canary may have been bred by one of the most reputable stables in Cape Town, and conditioned by a well-respected trainer.