Hillside Aluminium

Our Hillside Aluminium smelter in Richards Bay, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal about 180 kilometres north of Durban, produces high-quality, primary aluminium for the domestic and export markets.

To support the development of the downstream aluminium industry in South Africa, a portion of liquid metal is supplied to Hulamin and other local companies that sell products in the domestic and export markets.

Aluminium is made by crushing and refining bauxite – an aluminium ore – into a white alumina powder then smelting the white alumina powder into aluminium metal.

The smelter uses alumina predominantly imported from Worsley Alumina in Australia to produce high-quality, primary aluminium. Hillside’s capacity makes it the largest producer of primary aluminium in the southern hemisphere.

Main Sector

  • Youth
  • Civil Society
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Justice
  • Social Development
  • Gender Equality

Donor Type

  • Embassy
  • Foundation
  • Trust
  • Community Grantmaker
  • corporate

Activity Location

  • South Africa
  • KwaZulu Natal
  • Western Cape

Contact Details

Hillside Aluminium
9 West Central, Arterial 
Richards Bay, 3900
South Africa

+27 (0) 35 908 8111

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