Lockdown shuts down Heineken’s SA operations

Heineken has stopped all its SA brewing and dropped plans to build a R6-billion new brewery on the north coast of KZN.

The company has blamed the lockdown and alcohol ban.

The Citizen reports that Heineken was planning to expand to the Inyaninga site near Dube TradePort on KZN’s north coast.

The new facility was going to be a big boost to KZN’s economy and provide 400 permanent new jobs. 

The Heineken portfolio includes Heineken, Amstel, Windhoek, Sol, Miller Genuine Draft, Strongbow Cider, Soweto Gold and Tafel.