United National Breweries
Who We Are

UNB has a rich and varied history and started out as scattered breweries under the control of various Development Boards, Municipalities and Management Boards and they brewed for their local consumers. These operations were amalgamated under the control of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) by a directive of the Government, in 1990.

This conglomerate was one of the first black economic empowerment companies in South Africa under the name of National Sorghum Breweries (NSB). In 1996 the UB Group of India acquire 30% stake and eventually increased it to100%.

In the year 2000 UNB acquired the traditional beer business from Traditional Beer Investments (TBI), a subsidiary of South African Breweries (SAB).

Recently, UK based Diageo Plc (the world's leading premium drinks Business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine) acquired 100% share in UNB.


UNB is committed to responsible drinking. Our products are not for sale to persons under the age of 18.