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Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run sets pace for heritage weekend
Spring heralds the return of the Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run on Saturday, 23 September 2023. It also sets the scene for a memorable South African Heritage weekend, filled with braaivleis, rugby and sunny skies. Runners and cyclists are invited to participate in the event which boasts a brand-new start/ finish at Premier Resorts Cutty Sark Hotel and offers 5 and 12km trail runs and 12, 20 and 45km MTB races. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

Economic development through collaboration
Qhude Projects (Pty) Ltd, a KwaZulu-Natal based logistical services co-operative, is the latest enterprise to benefit from a R9m loan from Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC) as part of an enterprise and supplier development partnership signed in 2022 with Sappi Southern Africa. 8 Sep 2023 Read more

Sappi's #EmpowerHer community programme aims to uplift young women through sport
In a convergence of well-timed synchronicity, Women's Month in South Africa this year also saw the Netball World Cup and Women's Football World Cup taking place, providing the ideal time for Sappi to launch its #EmpowerHer netball programme in its neighbouring communities. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

Sappi launches chair in climate change and plantation sustainability at Wits University
Sappi Southern Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are pleased to announce the launch of the Sappi chair in climate change and plantation sustainability. 6 Jun 2023 Read more

Long-term support sustains Sappi Karkloof Classic
As the weekend action approaches for the Sappi Karkloof Classic trail festival, the event organisers are once again taking time to thank their sponsors and partners for their valuable support. 25 May 2023 Read more

Record earnings for Sappi despite challenging year
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi chief executive officer Steve Binnie said: "I am very pleased with Sappi's exceptional performance this past year. Once again, the dedication and resilience of the Sappi team shone through, this year delivering EBITDA of $1,339m, well above the previous record set in FY2000 ($1,052m). The outstanding performance was particularly noteworthy within the context of a challenging macroeconomic environment. Significant headwinds included extreme weather-related events, lingering Covid pandemic effects in China as well as extraordinary global inflation, which was triggered by geopolitical turmoil and ongoing global supply chain disruptions. Amidst this volatility, we demonstrated adaptability and persistence and remained committed to our Thrive25 strategy. 16 Nov 2022 Read more

Helping rural women to cultivate 'good food for all'
As an anchor tenant in the rural space in Southern Africa, Sappi is acutely aware of the crucial role that rural women play in the agricultural labour force. With around 4,000 rural women employed directly or indirectly by Sappi Forests nationwide, the company provides decent work at equitable rates to its own and contractor employees. In addition, approximately 1,500 women participate in the Sappi Khulisa programme - either as individual land owners and growers or through community projects. 14 Oct 2022 Read more

Spreading the goodness with a little help from our friends
Sustainability is more than a buzz word at Sappi. We're invested in nurturing beneficial partnerships that help drive our vision of building a thriving world. 12 Oct 2022 Read more

Everyone a winner at Sappi Safety Awards
Although there were 18 awards presented at the 2022 Sappi Southern Africa (SSA) Safety Excellence Awards, in reality these award winners represent the thousands of people who return home safely to their loved ones and families every day from a Sappi site. Each safety observation made and each injury-free and incident-free day ensures that we are all winners at Sappi. 30 Sep 2022 Read more

Sappi Saiccor Mill expansion and environmental upgrade project lauded by President Ramaphosa
"Forward with Sappi, forward," were the words of encouragement that the President of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, had for the team from Sappi as he led the official opening of the R7.7bn expansion and environmental upgrade project at the Sappi Saiccor Mill on Tuesday, 13 September 2023. 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Emerging KwaDukuza entrepreneur receives a boost thanks to private public partnership
A local businesswoman in KwaDukuza received a welcome boost to her business on Friday, 15 July, when she took delivery of a brand-new bulldozer and front-end loader at the Sappi Stanger Mill in KwaZulu-Natal. Thanks to Sappi's active Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programme which aims to integrate local and emerging entrepreneurs into its supply chain, an attractive financing deal was structured for Ms. Mpume Gumede, Director of Thuba Construction with the Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC), 26 Jul 2022 Read more

Building thriving communities through developing enterprises
Economic growth in communities stems from more people having access to decent work, able to earn a living through using their talents and skills. This growth leads to stronger, more resilient and successful communities - which in turn, helps us thrive as a company. 30 Jun 2022 Read more

Employees rally to provide flood relief support for deserving organisations
When devastating floods hit KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) earlier this year in April, there were many organisations that sprang into action - along with thousands of community-minded citizens they worked around the clock - to provide relief and sanctuary to all those who had been hardest hit. 28 Jun 2022 Read more

Pursuing sustainable livelihoods - these South African youths are shining examples of resilience
It is apt that the 2022 Youth Month call to action for South African youth is to 'Forge resilience and pursue opportunities for a sustainable livelihood, today and in the future'. 20 Jun 2022 Read more

Sappi Forests: Providing tangible and practical support for the SDGs
Speaking at the 15th World Forestry Congress, held in Seoul, Korea, from 2-6 May 2022, Sappi Forests vice president Duane Roothman, shone a light on South African commercial forestry plantations, as well as the invaluable role they play in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 10 May 2022 Read more

Sappi supports Gift of the Givers to assist flood victims in KZN
With the heavy rainfall and flooding experienced in many parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province during recent days, Sappi Southern Africa has been moved by the plight of many community members, living in areas adjacent to its operations. 20 Apr 2022 Read more

Sappi - providing exciting careers for engineers
Sappi has launched an exciting campaign to encourage skilled engineers and production specialists to join its growing team, to help reach its objectives of pursuing a circular economy. Besides a number of current vacancies in various fields, the company is also building up a database of talent for apportionments into the future. To express your interest in the programme, you can click here for engineering positions or here for production positions. 12 Apr 2022 Read more

Enviro champs and eco rangers doing their bit for World Water Day
When the community members of Nzinga requested assistance with the clearing of alien vegetation to improve access for their livestock for grazing purposes, the Sappi-WWF partnership saw this as a great fit for the work being done in the uMkhomazi catchment to improve water security in the area. As a result, a team of 10 individuals has been identified, appointed, and trained to do invasive alien clearing at Nzinga, in the area just upstream from Impendle, close to Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal. 25 Mar 2022 Read more

Deputy President Mabuza accepts donations for schools
His Excellency Mr David Mabuza, the Deputy President of South Africa, was in attendance on Friday, 18 February 2022, at the Sappi Ngodwana Mill, to accept a donation of paper, masks and sanitiser on behalf of 300 schools in Mpumalanga. The handover event marks the beginning of a public private partnership, and is a continuation of Sappi Southern Africa's donations of scarce items to reduce pressure on government's resources and to support the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. 22 Feb 2022 Read more

New Sappi VP takes the reins, new CPO and GMs appointed
Dr Beverley Sukhdeo takes over the reins as vice president manufacturing, R&D (Research and Development) and engineering for Sappi Southern Africa as from 1 February 2022. As the first woman to hold this position at the global company, based in Rosebank, Beverley has large shoes to fill as she succeeds Pat McGrady who held the position for 11 years, and has since retired from Sappi. 1 Feb 2022 Read more

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