Editor
from the executive editor
The world has been plunged into crisis due to the deadly and devastating global pandemic, COVID-19. Ne...
SASA Independent Chairperson
womandla – woman takes the helm of the sasa ship
Every school holidays, without fail, her mother shipped her off to Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, to ...
WOMEN DRIVING SUGAR INDUSTRY
women: the heartbeat of the sugar industry
The role played by women professionals is indispensable in ensuring the success, continued existence a...
MASTER PLAN
master plan gets green light
The crucial Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 is a done deal – it has the blessing of all stak...
SOLIDARITY FUND DONATION
sugar industry’s R5 million donation to the solidarity fund
The country’s sugar industry, through the South African Sugar Association (SASA), has made a contribut...
POVERTY RELIEF
industry and government ameliorate suffering of the poor
The South African Sugar Association (SASA) has joined hands with the national Department of Social Dep...
trade
government helps sugar industry make export history
The South African Sugar Terminal (SAST) made export history during Stage 5 lockdown!
tax relief
multi-million rand relief for sugar industry’s tax burden
A recent collaboration between the South African Sugar Association (SASA) and EcoMetrix Africa, a loca...
SASRI
sasri principal agronomist finalist in prestigious awards
The South African Sugarcane Research Institute’s (SASRI’s) Principal Agronomist, Dr Abraham Singels, w...
Environment
responsible practices mitigate concerns around burning
Pre-harvest burning has become problematic for surrounding communities where ash from cane burning has...
SASTA CONGRESS
sasta congress cancelled, but webinars take shape
In early May, SASTA members were alerted of the decision taken by the SASTA Council to cancel the 2020...
SASTA CONGRESS
Message from SASTA COC Chair
Preparations for the 2020 SASTA Congress were well under way when South Africa went into lockdown at t...
SASTA CONGRESS
Report on SASTA paper submissions – Congress 2020
31 Factory and 37 Agricultural papers. In addition, the SASTA Congress Organising Committee had a numb...
WORKING VIRTUALLY
the joys and challenges of working virtually – mute yourself!
Before COVID-19 reached our shores and we were forced to have a lockdown as part of the measures neces...
working vitually
lockdown has fast-tracked the need to work from home
Companies, organisations and institutions should embrace the “new normal” of employees working from ho...
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
extension officers key to growth of agricultural sector
KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, has made a clarion call that extension officers must be afforde...
smallscale growers
small-scale growers take up the diversification challenge
A smallscale grower couple say they are taking SA Canegrowers leadership training seriously and writin...
land reform
land reform conference maps way forward
Recently, the South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) held a two-day Land Reform Confere...
education
matric learners zoom in on sugar industry
The sugar industry and KwaZulu-Natal are the main focal areas for the Independent Examinations Board (...
Nutrition
is a sweet tooth a rotten idea
Most of us would have heard or read that eating sugary foods is bad for our teeth. But how accurate i...
World Market
world market summary
The New York No 11 July 2020 contracted expired at 11.84 US c/lb on 30 June 2020. The markets attentio...
Environment
weather report
Industry Rainfall Summary July 2020
Sneekpeeks
agent sneakpeeks
Class in session, oops, selfie time...