Press releases

Barloworld's half-year performance supported by Strong results from Mongolia

27 May 2024

Results reflect the diverse economic environments in which the group operates


Barloworld's strong performance underpinned by strategy execution and better-than-expected trading activity

20 November 2023

Conservative management of balance sheet has enabled agility in responding to macro-economic challenges


Portfolio refinement position Barloworld for sustainable value creation

22 May 2023

Performance reflects continued focus on strategic delivery and capital allocation as key enabler of value creation


Andronicca Masemola takes on the role of CEO Barloworld Equipment southern Africa

05 April 2023

Quinton McGreer takes early retirement and Emmy Leeka becomes CEO Equipment Eurasia as Barloworld demonstrates clear succession planning at play.


Barloworld delivers strong results boosted by a focus on strategy execution and capital allocation

21 November 2022

Performance in prevailing operating environment proves business resilience; confirmation of unbundling Avis by way of listing 


Barloworld confirms the unbundling of the Car Rental and Leasing business via a JSE listing

21 November 2022
An exciting new chapter for both companies


Strategy execution yields solid results for Barloworld despite operating environment challenges

23 May 2022

Strong performance driven by proactive management and improved trading activities across all core businesses


Barloworld delivers exceptional FY2021 financial results, earnings demonstrates agility and business resilience

22 November 2021

Performance driven by accelerated strategy execution and strong contributions from underlying business units


New chairman commences at Barloworld

01 October 2021

Barloworld welcomes Dr Nolulamo Nobambiswano Gwagwa as the new Chairman of Barloworld


Barloworld appoints Dr Nolulamo Gwagwa as independent non-executive director and chairperson of the board

14 July 2021

Dr Gwagwa is an accomplished development planner, business leader and philanthropist.


Barloworld concludes disposal of Motor Retail business

01 June 2021

Conditions precedent substantially met; Motor Retail portfolio now housed under NMI-DSM


Decisive actions taken in 2020 begin to yield positive results for Barloworld

24 May 2021

Acquisitions outperform expectations and robust cash balance lead to resumption of dividends


Call for social entrepreneurs to apply for the 2021/22 Barloworld Mbewu intake

14 April 2021

Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu. The entries for the 2021/2022 programme open on 12 April and close on 14 May 2021.


Barloworld Chairperson to retire at end of nine-year board tenure

25 February 2021

Dongwana has served on board committees and is the current Chairperson of the Board


Barloworld makes headway in proposed restructure of Motor Retail

21 January 2021

Entire Motor Retail interests will be housed within NMI-DSM, with Barloworld retaining a 50% interest in the JV


Decisive early action, strong cash generation and balance sheet position Barloworld for recovery

30 November 2020

Resilient Group performance under unprecedented trading environment impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic


Independent Expert determines a Material Adverse Change did not occur in the transaction between Barloworld and Tongaat Hulett

22 September 2020

Transaction between subsidiaries will continue as per original agreement


Zamtan community receives clean water supply, crucial for fight against COVID-19

27 July 2020

Kitwe, Zambia – 27 July 2020 – The Zamtan community and local municipality on Friday, celebrated the completion and the handover of the community's Water Scheme which will provide a safe and reliable water supply to the people of Zamtan, Kitwe, an area frequently affected by water crises affecting the lives of everyday Zambians.


Barloworld continues to deliver on its Fix, Optimise, Grow strategy despite tough trading environment

30 June 2020

Strength of balance sheet and quick response in the face of a pandemic will aid Barloworld to endure global uncertainty


Barloworld Mbewu is powering 30 social enterprises to make a difference in their communities

12 March 2020

Barloworld is pleased to announce the 30 successful candidates selected to participate in the Barloworld Mbewu Programme. The first cohort of social enterprises (SE’s) were selected after a rigorous selection process that ensued after the closing of applications in July 2019. The selected are a combination of passionate and driven enterprises drawn from across all nine provinces and operate in varied sectors ranging from agriculture, automotive, environment and recycling, arts and culture and education. 


Barloworld to acquire Tongaat Hulett Starch for R5.350 billion

03 March 2020

Barloworld has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Tongaat Hulett Limited to acquire the Tongaat Hulett’s Starch business (Tongaat Hulett Starch, THS) as a going concern for R5.350 billion. The acquisition will be funded from the Company's existing cash resources and local debt facilities.


Barloworld Limited announces new Chairman of the Board

12 February 2020

JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2020 – Barloworld Limited today announced that Neo Dongwana has been appointed as an independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barloworld (the Board”) following her endorsement by shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).


Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Division appoints Ramasela Ganda as its Chief Executive for Avis Budget Rent-a-Car

03 February 2020

JOHANNESBURG, 03 February 2020: Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Division has appointed Ramasela Ganda to the position of Chief Executive: Avis Budget Rent-a-Car with effect from 01 May 2020.


Barloworld Siyakhula hosts a beneficiaries connect session

31 January 2020

JOHANNESBURG, 31 January 2020: Barloworld underpinned its commitment increasing supplier diversity, promoting empowerment and providing opportunities to small and medium-sized suppliers (SMMEs) within its value chain by hosting the Siyakhula beneficiaries connect session. The objective of the session was to review impact, explore ways to make the programme efficient and even more impactful.


Barloworld Equipment officially unveils its unique new head office in Isando today

28 November 2019

Johannesburg, 27 November 2019 - Barloworld Equipment officially unveils its unique new head office and flagship Caterpillar Earthmoving Equipment showroom in Isando today – in what is a distinctively designed campus of superb functionality, where form and function fuse throughout.


Barloworld's delivers a robust set of results despite tough trading conditions

18 November 2019

JOHANNESBURG, 18 NOVEMBER 2019: Barloworld Group delivered resilient results in a sluggish economic climate.


Amendment to the important dates and times of the B-BBEE transaction

03 December 2018

Shareholders are referred to the “B-BBEE Transaction” announcement released on SENS on 19 November 2018 and in the press on 20 November 2018 (using the terms defined therein), in which it was stated that Barloworld was in the process of preparing a Circular which caters for the necessary authorisations to proceed with the B-BBEE Transaction, and are advised that the important dates and times have been amended as follows:


Barloworld fraud alert - Selling of vehicles

09 October 2018

Barloworld Motor Retail South Africa a division of Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd would like to issue an urgent warning about fraudulent vehicle sale scams using either Barloworld’s name or variations of the following names:


Barloworld fraud alert on recruitment scams!

02 March 2018

Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd would like to issue an urgent warning about fraudulent recruitment scams using either Barloworld’s name or variations of the following names:


Barloworld, Atterbury, and African Rainbow Capital partner to redevelop the landmark Barlow Park, Sandton, into a new iconic 130,000sqm mixed-use precinct

07 December 2017

In a ground-breaking real estate transaction, Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital have partnered as co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Campus, situated at 180 Katherine Drive, Sandton.


OPINION: Just ten years short of a century - and still going strong

30 August 2017

There are few business partnerships that endure 90 years unbroken and remain strong after such a long innings. 


Three Universities win 2017 Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards

12 July 2017

Celebrating emerging young entrepreneurs for entrepreneurial action that improves livelihoods in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways


Humble sweet potato boosts health and significant community job opportunities

14 June 2017

The Enactus team from the University of Zululand (UZ), have identified that sweet potato farming can provide a lucrative source of income for the community of Zululand. They believe their business model will enable community participation in industry processes and address local unemployment and food security concerns of the region.


Kandu App Addresses Poverty, Gender Inequality and Youth Unemployment in Agri Sector

14 June 2017

The UMtate WamaBovu project Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has introduced an innovative App called Kandu which they believe is the solution to many problems faced by farmers in uMsinga, in eZingulubeni.


University of Pretoria aims to Elevate Brand to Highest Potential

12 June 2017

The Enactus team from the University of Pretoria (UP), is on a mission to unlock the growth of Rustenburg-based fashion house, KF Brands’ tyres-to-fashion and work gear business. In doing so, they also aim to reduce the negative impact that discarded tyres have on the environment and bolster skills and employment opportunities for members of the community.


Former Farm Workers Receive Training to Run Their Own Farms

12 June 2017

Budding entrepreneurs from The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have witnessed how the power of skills training in different forms of farming, business and marketing can contribute to social development, job creation and sustainability for communities, as it did for the Bantu Bonke Community in the Midvaal.


Mukondeni ceramic water filters and pottery project tackles issue of water-related illnesses

12 June 2017

To address the issue of clean water scarcity in Limpopo due to the lack of clean water supply, team Enactus from the University of Venda (UV), has launched the Mukondeni ceramic water filters and pottery project. The project qualifies the UV Enactus team as one of eight finalists in the Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards (BSIYA) competing at judging ceremony on Friday, 30 June.


Big business must do more to ensure SA's sustainable development agenda adds real value to youth

06 June 2017

Whilst youth entrepreneurship initiatives may not be the only answer to solving a global youth unemployment problem, it certainly is proving to be an effective contribution in comparison to what big corporations are adding. It can be argued then that maybe the role of big business is to support the inclusion of young entrepreneurs by developing their skills and abilities.


Soup made from miracle Moringa Tree to curb malnutrition in schools

02 June 2017
Limpopo University recognised for ‘miracle’ soup


Ceiling-in-a-Can provides a platform to grow business in community

02 June 2017
Mangosuthu University of Technology leverage a product to empower youth


Old Hotel Linen, a business opportunity for Chibini Community

02 June 2017
Durban University of Technology add fresh take to community development


8 Finalist Teams selected for Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards 2017

11 May 2017
Emerging young entrepreneurs demonstrate entrepreneurial action to improve livelihoods in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways


Barloworld boosts SMME incubation growth

14 March 2017

14 March 2017 – Barloworld, a distributor of leading brands, launched its Barloworld Siyakhula Incubation Hub to assist small business suppliers to the group and its larger value chain in navigating challenges commonly facing Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Enterprises (SMMEs) when it comes to access to big markets and finance.


Love Trust

01 March 2017
DATELINE -- On Friday the 10th of February, Barloworld Logistics will commence its partnership with the Love Trust, a local non-profit organisation established in 2009. The Love Trust seeks to bring hope to young children in under-resourced communities by providing and supporting values-driven education. This marks the beginning of a long term partnership between Barloworld Logistics and the Love Trust.


Road to Rail Migration

01 March 2017

Collaboration is the key to a Landmark Road to Rail Migration of Cargo

Barloworld Logistics, ArcelorMittal South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail, Newlyn Properties and Grindrod Terminals collaborate to launch a ground-breaking initiative to convert road traffic to rail.


Barloworld invests in children's health to enable successful and healthy communities

29 November 2016
Johannesburg: 30 November 2016 - Barloworld is proud to have played a part in the realisation of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital project – a journey that started in 2012 when Barloworld committed to support the R1-billion project.


Barloworld and BayWa to extend collaboration in southern Africa

17 November 2016
Johannesburg/Munich, 17 November 2016 – South African Barloworld Limited, Johannesburg, and BayWa AG, Munich (Germany) are to establish a new joint venture to further their agriculture and materials handling operations in southern Africa.


Offering expertise can bring change

16 November 2016
Corporate social investment is about empowering people to prepare for and withstand global shocks, writes Sibani Mngomezulu.


Inspiring a World of Difference for future generations

21 September 2016
Barloworld and TEACH South Africa partner to bring more teachers to far-flung, under-resourced schools


Empowering Black Woman-Owned Businesses

01 August 2016
More than 20 years after the dawn of democracy, gender disparity is one of the key hindrances to our economic progress as a nation. Black women bear the brunt of the negative impacts of gender inequality and discrimination, with far lower access to opportunities and upward mobility in our society than their male counterparts.


Barloworld's supports Enactus in driving youth-led social change

26 July 2016
University students compete nationally for the opportunity to represent South Africa at the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto with Barloworld’s help


Barloworld joins 800 000 meal packing drive for Mandela Day

18 July 2016
23 teams from Barloworld participate in Stop Hunger Now’s global fight hunger initiative


Six reasons Barloworld is doing awesome things for SA’s youth

13 June 2016
JUNE, 2016: Youth development is important to Barloworld and is therefore reflected in all aspects of the business. Here are six youth development initiatives Barloworld supports in South Africa through the Barloworld Trust.


Search is on for leaders to shape Barloworld’s future Company’s TOPP programme opens doors for CA graduates

02 June 2016
JOHANNESBURG – Distributor of leading global brands, the Barloworld Group, kicks off its search for Chartered Accounting (CA) students mainly from the University of Johannesburg this month. The campaign is part of the company’s Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) programme.


Inspire change-makers to steer business through the storm

14 April 2016
APRIL 2016: JOHANNESBURG – The South African economy is facing one of the most challenging periods experienced in years with low economic growth expectations.


Barloworld invests in students with potential to grow scarce skills in SA

01 April 2016
Access to education remains topical in South Africa amid the prevailing strained conditions facing the country’s tertiary education sector.


Barloworld reaches 170 000 meal packing target

23 October 2015
Feeding 1.7-million children with Stop Hunger Now’s packed meals for World Hunger Action Month


Innovation in action - Barloworld in 3D at Enactus

14 October 2015
Barloworld showcases custom-built application made for Google Cardboard 3D headset.