The sugar industry dips its flag as it pays tribute to one of its stalwarts who recently passed away.


The late Thulani Majozi, 66, lost his battle with diabetes on 4 August 2019. He was a well-respected figure in the industry. A sugarcane farmer from the Amatikulu region, he was a member of the South African Cane Growers’ Association’s (SACGA’s) Board of Directors. He also served on the South African Sugar Association (SASA) Council.

“He was a man of the highest integrity and principle, and he represented his immediate community of Amatikulu, as well as his extended community of the entire sugar industry, with distinction. Thulani served on the Congress of Growers since 2003 and on its Board of Directors since 2016, until his retirement in 2018 due to diabetes,” said SACGA Chairman Rex Talmage.

He added: “He made a significant contribution in many ways and was truly respected by everyone he interacted with. He was a wise man, who thought carefully about a matter before speaking, and when he did, everyone listened. We have lost a great man, a man who stood for what he believed in, a man of character that set an example for all of us to follow. Although he is gone, he will live on in all of us through the example he set.”

He was also a member of the Amatikulu Mill Cane Committee. He was known for his fairness, ability to listen and willingness to consult when dealing with critical issues pertaining to the industry. He left an indelible impression on the industry.