from the executive editor
Welcome to this year’s last edition of your beloved South African Sugar Journal.
SASA year end message
message from sasa chairperson
I like this time of year … the year-end celebrations, the holiday vibe, the hustle and bustle, those l...
Master plan
patriotic master plan close to completion
The “patriotic” sugarcane value chain master plan is close to finalisation and looks promising for the...
industry’s transformation interventions for the 2019|2020 season
On 29 November 2018, SASA Council approved a five-year Transformation Plan. The objective of the five-...
revolutionising the sugar industry in a big way
Agri-processing giant Tongaat Hulett has embarked on a mission to advance transformation significantly...
sugar industry creates jobs for young people
As part of its contribution towards job creation, the sugar industry recently held the launch of the m...
skills development
stc trains 46 young people to become sugarcane farmers
The award-winning Shukela Training Centre (STC) has teamed up with the South African Farmers Developme...
opportunities for the youth in agriculture
Twenty-one-year-old Paris Mkhabela, a South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) Fertilizer...
being physically challenged won’t stop me from farming
In 2016, Joseph Makamu was shocked to the core when he was diagnosed with bone tuberculosis (TB), whic...
partnership bears fruit for small-scale farmers
The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural ...
SADC sugar producers
no sugarcoating of issues as regional conference discusses future of sugar
The Eswatini Sugar Association (ESA) hosted a successful Federation of SADC Sugar Producers (FSSP) Con...
SA Canegrowers
innovation powers off the grid thinking
Innovation based on sound research and development aimed at benefiting all growers both large and smal...
Industry doyen honoured
doyen of sugar industry honoured
Using the South African sugar sector’s “world class” skills and promoting improved relations between s...
sasri hosts its 100th senior certificate course
In June this year, SASRI hosted its 100th Senior Certificate Course in sugarcane agriculture since it ...
making a difference in early childhood development
Our former president Nelson Mandela once famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which y...
In memoriam
paying tribute to a farmer extraordinaire whose life was of service to the people
We are all born to die, but some live forever even after death because of their enduring legacies. One...
In memoriam
in memory of asithandile asi mtyeku
The Cane Testing Service (CTS) and Illovo Sezela Mill have been left devastated after the tragic loss ...
Sugar Terminal
sugar terminal rewarded for effective safety measures
The South African Sugar Terminal (SAST) has been awarded a four-star rating for its incredible efforts...
World Market
world market summary
The end of September 2019, saw the expiry of the New York No.11 October 2019 contract. The contract cl...
weather report
WEATHER REPORT South African Sugarcane Research Institute
agent sneakpeeks
SNEAK PEEKS Snapshots of sugar industry people out and about