Minerals – Salt

Bud’s salt operations stretch throughout Southern Africa, from the coastline of South Africa to Walvis Bay Namibia to the Makgadikgadi Pans in northern Botswana. Strategic geographical locations combined with an integrated distribution network of rail, road and sea deliver product across all parts of Africa and internationally.

Our chemical grade coarse salt is beneficiated through the chlor alkali process to manufacture a variety of chemical products, while the fine and coarse salt ranges find use in a host of domestic and industrial applications. Iodised table salt adds flavour to food, acts as a preservative, and plays a critical role in helping to curb the prevalence of preventable birth defects, by carrying essential nutrients that help to eliminate goitre and promote mental and physical development.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

SALT
BULK (INDUSTRY – SUPERFINE TO COARSE)
Various grades of bulk salt are manufactured within the Group, including pure vacuum-dried salt, which is the highest purity salt available. Refined salt is produced in coarse, medium, fine and superfine forms for industrial applications.

RETAIL (TABLE)
Salt for human consumption is manufactured in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The salt is iodised according to the required levels and distributed throughout Africa in retail
pack formats.

CHEMICAL GRADE
Chemical grade salt, or bulk coarse salt, is further beneficiated into soda ash, caustic lye, chlorine and other salt derivatives.

OPERATIONS

CEREBOS
The market leader in the retail salt category in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Its industrial business is focused on the supply of quality food grade salt to the food manufacturing sector. The Cerebos refinery and salt pans are situated at the Coega industrial development zone, just outside Port Elizabeth.

BOTSWANA ASH (BOTASH)
Botash is the supplier of choice for natural soda ash and salt in sub-Saharan Africa. Located in Sua Pan in northern Botswana, Botash also has a bulk storage facility and warehousing in Alberton, Gauteng, to serve its South African customers.

WALVIS BAY SALT HOLDINGS
The Namibia-based company is the largest producer of solar
sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa. It exports refined sea salt to various markets internationally and also to neighbouring countries, including South Africa.