From the executive editor
Welcome to the first edition of the South African Sugar Journal this year (2019) and the last one for ...
Impact of sugar tax
Industry in crisis!
The South African Sugar Association (SASA) has expressed concern over the increase in the Health Promo...
Impact of sugar tax
Numbers don’t lie
The impact of the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) on the sugar industry has been catastrophic.
Impact of sugar tax
Sugar tax putting small-scale growers out of business
The Health Promotion Levy (HPL) is wreaking havoc in the sugar industry.
SA Economy
A mayday call to government
Visitors to KwaZulu-Natal are usually struck by the province’s lush landscapes covered with rolling hi...
Land Reform
Sugar industry leader in rural development
etired sugarcane farmer Jimmy Lonsdale, who has made a name for himself as a rural development pundit,...
Land Reform
Mpumalanga community strikes gold with sugarcane farming
The community around the Lily Gold Mine were left in a state of despair and desolation when the mine h...
Seed cane
Seedcane and the 2023 industry deadline
Appreciating the risk of spreading pests and diseases in seedcane some time ago, the industry included...
Rural gyms creating culture of keeping fit
Over the past two years, the sugar industry has installed eight (8) outdoor gyms for rural communities...
Grannies prepare for gogolympics
As my colleague (Wendy Girven) and I exit the car, leaving behind the comfort of an airconditioning sy...
Women on the rise at the south african sugar terminal
The first silo of what is now the South African Sugar Terminal (SAST) was opened in 1965. At that time...
Youth placement programme takes shape
Trust fund awards 41 bursaries to top students
The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE), which is administered by the South African Sugar ...
Safda elects new leadership
The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) recently held its third Annual General Meeti...
SA Canegrowers
Farmworker funeral benefits plan – A pioneer for SA agriculture
Following research by SA Canegrowers in 2015 which revealed how the high cost of funerals was impactin...
Unpacking brexit and what it means for SA sugar access to the uk
So, you’ve heard about Brexit in the news and some of you would have wondered what exactly is this Bre...
Government Delegation
DRC delegation learns about sa sugar industry
A government delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is impressed with the South Africa...
World market summary
The New York sugar futures contracts have gained significant momentum during the first few weeks of th...
Weather report
INDUSTRY Rainfall Summary – JANUARY 2019
Agent sneakpeeks
Snapshots of sugar industry people out and about