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Tuesday 19 September, 2000


Trading Update

South African Breweries PLC
19 September 2000

Tuesday 19 September 2000

South African Breweries plc

Incorporated in England and Wales - Registered number 3528416


Ahead of an analysts' presentation on its Chinese businesses, South African
Breweries today issued a trading update for the period ended 31 August 2000.

Graham Mackay, Chief Executive commented;

'Overall, the Group's financial performance was in line with expectations -
ahead of prior year, with disappointing volume performance in South Africa
offset by good growth in our international operations.  In particular, Poland,
China and the new Pilsner Urquell business have seen good performances in both
volumes and profits.'

Graham Mackay   Chief Executive                           + 44 207 659 0100
Malcolm Wyman   Corporate Finance & Development Director  + 27 11 407 1700
Anna Miller     Head of Investor Relations                + 44 207 659 0100