31 December 31 December
  Audited Audited
  2009 2008
  R000 R000
Profit for the year 953 426 2 269 194
Other comprehensive income    
  Exchange differences on translating foreign operations    
  Exchange differences arising during the year (1 107 662) 1 373 214
  Exchange differences arising on hedging of foreign operations (7 280) (50 934)
  Realisation of foreign operations disposed of in the year (7 708)
  (1 122 650) 1 322 280
Cash flow hedges    
  (Losses)/gains arising during the year (316 551) 572 704
  Reclassification adjustments for amounts recognised in profit or loss 455 (2 328)
  (316 096) 570 376
Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the year (485 320) 4 161 850
Total comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to:    
  Grindrod Limited shareholders (499 211) 4 140 799
  Minority shareholders 13 891 21 051
  (485 320) 4 161 850