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OVERVIEW Cape a competitive advantage in the food and beverages sector. A sophisticated transport infrastructure system allows it to service international markets. Famous Brands has bought a Western Cape brand in its drive for greater backward integration. Lamberts Bay Foods supplied Famous Brands restaurants with chips for two decades. With its purchase from Oceana, Famous Brands now has greater control over one of the vital items on the menu of its 26 restaurant brands, including Wimpy, Steers, Fishaways and Mugg & Bean. Lamberts Bay Foods sources potatoes from all over South Africa, but its proximity to the potato-growing Sandveld region is helpful. A meat-processing plant in Cape Town supplies the group with meat patties, ground beef, chicken cubes and fillets. The Famous Brands logistics centre in the Western Cape services 308 restaurants six days a week. British American Tobacco, which has about 65% of the legal domestic market, has its administrative headquarters at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The wheat-growing areas of the Swartland host several mills such as Sasko’s facility in Malmesbury. Bokomo has several manufacturing facilities: Atlantis (Weetbix cereals); Epping (oats and baking facilitiy); Ndabeni near Pinelands (Moir’s Jelly and custard and instant puddings); Worcester (dried fruit and cake mix); Bonnievale (Werda salads); Malmesbury (Sugarbird glace fruit and jams). Safari Vinegar is based



in the Strand and there are two Heinz manufacturing plants at Wellington and Atlantis. Two of the biggest chickenprocessing facilities are located on the N7 highway to Malmesbury (Tydstroom) and on the N1 to Worcester (Rainbow Chickens). The Western Cape has about 16 000 commercial pork sows and produces a quarter of South Africa’s milk. Willards has a factory in Goodwood, in nearby Parow there is a Simba factory and local chip and snack manufacturer Messaris, which has been in operation since 1898, has a facility in Elsies River. Nestlé produces condensed milk and milk powder in Mossel Bay and canned pet food in Cape Town. Tiger Brands makes mayonnaise in Bellville and have

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