Share capital,            
  premium            
  and equity   Foreign currency   Interest of    
  compensation   translation Accumulated shareholders of   Interest of all
  reserve Hedging reserve reserve profit Grindrod Limited Minority interest shareholders
  R000 R000 R000 R000 R000 R000 R000
Balance as at 31 December 2008 12 828 153 855 1 393 267 5 152 746 6 712 696 62 315 6 775 011
Share options exercised 13 209       13 209   13 209
Share-based payments 22 954       22 954   22 954
Minority interest acquired         29 633 29 633
Profit for the year       941 786 941 786 11 640 953 426
Other comprehensive income   (323 376) (1 117 621)   (1 440 997) 2 251 (1 438 746)
Total comprehensive income (323 376) (1 117 621) 941 786 (499 211) 13 891 (485 320)
Dividends paid       (511 668) (511 668) (7 693) (519 361)
Balance as at 31 December 2009 48 991 (169 521) 275 646 5 582 864 5 737 980 98 146 5 836 126
Share options exercised 384       384   384
Share-based payments 358       358   358
Treasury shares disposed 3 078       3 078   3 078
Minority interest acquired         10 000 10 000
Minority interest disposed         (1 494) (1 494)
Profit for the period       465 510 465 510 8 570 474 080
Other comprehensive income   6 831 171 979   178 810 1 642 180 452
Total comprehensive income 6 831 171 979 465 510 644 320 10 212 654 532
Dividends paid       (166 370) (166 370)   (166 370)
Balance as at 30 June 2010 52 811 (162 690) 447 625 5 882 004 6 219 750 116 864 6 336 614