Get to know PepsiCo South Africa

PepsiCo has a deep commitment to South Africa

R5.5Binvestment commitment

Following its landmark USD 1.7B acquisition of Pioneer Foods in 2020, PepsiCo continues directing funds to achieve the vision of a thriving presence in South Africa and export operations to the rest of Africa.

R1.655Bemployee share ownership scheme

From day one, employees have a real financial interest in the company through this benefit program launched in 2021.

R600MKgodiso Development Fund

PepsiCo is giving over five years to bring about a more sustainable, inclusive and innovative food system in this region of Africa, with investment in regenerative agriculture, scholarships, capacity building and much more.

Many Locations, many smiles

Many Locations, many smiles

Many Locations, many smiles

PepsiCo employs more than 12,000 people across six categories in South Africa. Our mission across these categories is to empower our employees, partners and suppliers by valuing their unique contributions, past experiences and diversity.


Our Bakeries category is home to our biggest brand, SASKO. The division produces bread, specialty bread, rolls and buns.


The Grains category is home to our maize, rice and legumes products which are marketed under the White Star, Spekko and Imbo brands respectively.


The foods category consists of a range of Cereals, Sauces and spreads, Baking & Desserts; From the 100-year-old Bokomo brand including the iconic Weet-Bix, as well as our saucy Wellington’s range – named after the town in which they are created.


Safari Dried Fruit and Nuts is a market leader in the dried fruit and nuts category. This range was established over a century ago and promises raw goodness straight from the earth.


Our portfolio includes a range of salty snacks, potato chips, tortilla chips, extrudes, and nuts & seeds.

Juice and Beverages

The portfolio includes long life fruit juice, dilutables, and ice-tea. Our most popular brands in this category are LiquiFruit and Ceres, other brands include FruitTree, Daly’s and Wild Island.

InnovationA small global team, one big idea to save water

When PepsiCo made its annual call for The Next Big Idea, hundreds answered. Among them, five women from five countries with the motto, “More crop per drop.”

A career-changing learning journey

Duke University, Kgodiso Development Fund and PepsiCo launched the Graduate Programme and Future Leaders Programme in 2022 to empower young African professionals. Thirty-six participants were accepted to work at PepsiCo and get exemplary career and leadership training in the areas of supply chain, research & development, agronomy, finance and commerce.

Social impactCreating smiles, feeding schoolchildren

PepsiCo and Pioneer Foods provide a nutritious start to the day for 34,000 children with breakfast cereals and milk every morning at school.

Life at PepsiCo“At PepsiCo, I’m not just a number,” says supply chain new hire Cindy Dlamini

ImpactHow PepsiCo is helping Lethiwe Mthethwa’s family farm in KwaZulu-Natal

How we do business matters

PepsiCo Positive

PepsiCo Positive is strategic end-to-end transformation with sustainability at the center of how the company will create growth and value by inspiring positive change for the planet and people.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PepsiCo can only succeed when our associates and the society we serve flourish.

Our Nutrition Story

We’re constantly innovating, looking for ways to add whole grains, reduce sugar and make other recipe changes without sacrificing taste.

Learning opportunities

PepU Degreed helps PepsiCo employees gain new skills and certify their expertise with engaging digital courses, podcasts, videos and more.

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