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Company overview

Sappi produces paper and dissolving wood pulp.1 It was formed in South Africa in 1936 and now operates worldwide. In South Africa, mills are run in Ngodwana (Ngodwana mill), Stanger (Stanger mill), Mandeni (Tugela mill) and Umkomaas (Saiccor mill). Sappi also operates a saw mill in Barberton (Lomati sawmill) and maintains forests throughout the country. Sappi’s mills in Cape Town (Cape Kraft) and Springs (Enstra) were sold in July 2015.2

As of 2014, 5,486 people were employed by Sappi in South Africa.3

  1. This is a substance which can be used in products such as clothing and textiles.
  2. (last accessed on 7 August 2015).
  3. 2014 Sappi Southern Africa Sustainability Report, at p6, available at: