A SWEET TALE OF SUGAR RESONATES WITH VISITORS


Yolanda Perumal and Ayanda Nsele


The Tour Centre continues to make a notable impact on the lives of mainly school kids by educating them on the process of how sugar is made from cane, as well as bringing the sugar industry to the forefront of their minds.  



During the 2018/2019 financial year, there were 33 742 visitors to the Tour Centre. The majority of the visitors (89%) were from within the borders of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal – 38%, Eastern Cape - 33% and Limpopo -15%).  Interestingly international visitors from Lesotho, Swaziland, England and Germany accounted for 11% of the total visitors. The busiest periods at the Tour Centre was during August 2018 to October 2018, whereby a total of 21 746 visitors were accommodated.  


By way of reminder, the Tour Centre is situated at the South African Sugar Terminal (SAST), which forms part of the Port of Durban, the busiest harbour on the African continent. Built in 1965, the Terminal provides storage and handling facilities for the South African Sugar Industry’s export production of bulk raw sugar. The total raw sugar capacity of the three silos is 525 000 tons. A highlight of the tour is that visitors are taken into one of the silos whereby they can view the raw sugar stored.  


The Tour Centre has two types of tours available:


For bookings/more information, please contact: 

Ayanda Nsele – 031 365 8153 (ayanda.nsele@sasa.org.za) or 

Nonhle Radebe – 031 365 8126 (nonhle.radebe@sasa.org.za). 




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