Dwangwa Estate

Dwangwa Estate is an operating division of Illovo Sugar Malawi plc which is situated in the mid-central region of Nkhotakota, it annually produces approximately 120 000 tons of sugar. The Estate mainly comprises of cane fields, a sugar factory and refinery as it focuses on cane growing operations and manufacturing downstream products. The estate produces both brown and refined sugar. 


The estate was originally established in the late 1970s under the Lornho Sugar Cooperation. In 1997, Illovo Sugar Limited acquired Lornho Sugar Cooperation, thus bringing forth Dwangwa Sugar Cooperation under Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited. 

Workforce and career opportunities

During the cane crushing season, Illovo Sugar Malawi Dwangwa Estate approximately employs over 5 200 permanent and non-permanent employees. The available career opportunities at Illovo are in various fields such as agriculture, engineering (mechanical, civil and electrical), research and development, administration, finance, human resources, procurement, quality and risk, and, marketing and logistics. These opportunities are available within our operations at Dwangwa Estate.