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AB InBev to spend $206.7m in South African subsidiary

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced on Tuesday an ambitious investment of R2.8bn rand ($206.7m) in expansion at its South African subsidiary, South African Breweries Limited (SAB).

The upgrade which would take place at two of its breweries in Alrode and Rossylyn, will add new packaging lines for returnable glass bottles at both breweries and a brewhouse at the Rossyln plant. Each packaging line will handle 45,000 bottles per hour, adding a total of four million hectolitres of capacity per year. The endeavour will create up to 70 additional full-time jobs, the company said.

Diageo takes full ownership of South Africa’s United National Breweries

Diageo Plc has taken full control of South Africa’s United National Breweries after acquiring the remaining 50% stake in the company.

London-based Diageo said it paid £14.8m ($22m) to acquire the remaining 50% stake in UNB. It also agreed to pay an additional $14m if UNB met certain future earning goals.