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Monday 14 August, 2000


Senior Appointments

South African Breweries PLC
14 August 2000

(Incorporated in England & Wales Registered number 3528416)

                 SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES plc
                     MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

Graham  Mackay,  Chief Executive of South African  Breweries
plc  ('SAB'),  has announced the following senior  executive
appointments, all of which take effect from 1 October 2000:
Pete  Lloyd, currently Managing Director of SAB Europe, will
be  moving to the United Kingdom to take up a newly  created
position, head of Organisational Development, and will drive
and  coordinate the many aspects in the completion of  SAB's
move  to  a  focused and integrated beverage business.  This
position   includes   particular  responsibility   for   the
establishment of strategic manpower planning and systems, as
well as brand custodianship.

Mr   Lloyd  will  remain  responsible  for  Pilsner  Urquell
International, run by Mark Luce, and SAB's import operations
in  the  USA,  headed  by Barry Smith,  previously  Managing
Director of SAB Poland.

Mike  Simms, currently chairman of Other Beverage  Interests
in  South  Africa,  will  succeed  Pete  Lloyd  as  Managing
Director  of SAB Europe.  Mr Simms spent 12 years  in  SAB's
South  African  beer operations, before  he  took  over  the
responsibility  for  the group's Other  Beverages,  both  in
South Africa and internationally.

Dr  Alan  Clark, currently Marketing Director of Beer  South
Africa,  will  take  up the position of Chief  Executive  of
SAB's   Soft   Drinks  Division,  with  responsibility   for
Amalgamated   Beverage   Industries   Limited   (ABI)    and
Appletiser.    Following   the   restructuring   and   other
rationalisation  in Other Beverage Interests,  the  division
will  be renamed as SAB's 'Soft Drinks Division'.  Dr  Clark
will  join  the  SAB  plc  Executive  Committee  and  report
directly to Graham Mackay

It is intended that Alan Clark will also lead ABI as chief
executive, with clearance from the ABI Board. In this
capacity, he succeeds Trent Odgers,  who will be taking over
as Managing Director of SAB Poland from Barry Smith.

Barry Smith has been appointed President and CEO of a new
company, SAB USA Inc, responsible for overseeing all of
SAB's interests in the USA and will be based in New Jersey.

The new Marketing Director for Beer SA will be announced  in
due course.

Norman  Adami will succeed Graham Mackay as Chairman of  the
board  of The South African Breweries Ltd, and will continue
to  serve  as its executive head.  Mr Mackay will take  over
the chairmanship of ABI.

Pete  Lloyd, Mike Simms and Norman Adami all remain  on  the
board  of South African Breweries plc, and will continue  to
serve as members of the Executive Committee.

'These appointments in the SAB plc executive team underwrite
SAB's commitment to strengthen its stronghold in the markets
it  has entered and reflects the versatility and flexibility
of  the  SAB management team to serve the group in different
capacities', said Graham Mackay.

14 August 2000

For   more   information:          Corporate  Communications Department
                    Tel. +27 11 407 1718
                    Rupert Young
                    Brunswick Group Limited
                    Tel. +44 207 404 5959