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Local sugar industry critical, master plan being developed

Dec 6th, 2019|

December 6 2019 The local sugar industry is in decline and could be described as “being in the intensive care unit”, says South African Sugar Subsequently, Sasa is discussing the development of a sugar industry master plan with government and downstream users aimed at creating a diversified and more sustainable industry based on sugar cane. “The general decline has accelerated [...]

Sugar industry turns to the government for help in plotting rescue plan

Sep 4th, 2019|

September 4 2019 Local producers have warned that the sector is near collapse and have suggested that tariffs need to be raised An association that represents the interests of the local sugar industry has insisted that tariff protection is necessary to sustain the livelihoods of those dependent on the sector. The local sugar industry generates an income of about R14bn [...]

SUGAR INDUSTRY REVIEW JUNE 18

Jul 31st, 2018|

July 31 2018 SAFDA LEADS UNITED INDUSTRY PROTESTS TO SAVE SOUTH AFRICA'S SUGAR INDUSTRY The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) affiliated members are appealing to the government to intervene urgently in the plight of small-scale sugar-cane farmers that has left them in dire straits. SAFDA, a 15 000-member organisation, focuses on improving profitability and sustainability for small-scale and land [...]

FOREIGN SUGAR LEAVES BAD TASTE

Jul 25th, 2018|

July 25 2018 FOREIGN SUGAR LEAVES BAD TASTE IN LOCAL FARMERS’ MOUTHS PRETORIA - Government assured thousands of sugarcane farmers that their ailing sector will be protected. Farmers descended on Pretoria in a massive protest led by the South African Sugar Association (SASA) and the SA Farmers Development Association (Safda). With more sugar coming in from Brazil, Thailand and even [...]

SUGAR INDUSTRY TO MARCH OVER INFLUX OF IMPORTS

Jul 25th, 2018|

July 25 2018 SOUTH AFRICAN SUGAR INDUSTRY TO MARCH OVER INFLUX OF IMPORTS Hundreds of sugar cane farmers from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces will on Tuesday march to the Department of Trade and Industry in Tshwane demanding that a tariff on sugar be reinstated to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports. The South African Sugar Association (SASA) said at [...]

SA VOWS TO PROTECT SUGAR INDUSTRY

Jul 25th, 2018|

July 25 2018 SA VOWS TO PROTECT SUGAR INDUSTRY FROM CHEAPER IMPORTS PRETORIA - The South African government on Tuesday assured thousands of sugarcane farmers who descended on Pretoria in a massive protest led by the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) and the SA Farmers Development Association (Safda) that their ailing sector will be protected. "Firstly, I just want to [...]

CITY STREETS – SUGARCANE FARMERS MARCH

Jul 25th, 2018|

July 25 2018 CITY STREETS AFFECTED BY SUGARCANE FARMERS MARCH TMPD officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected Streets, Francis Baard, Wessels streets, Sunnyside, Arcadia, Department of Trade and Industry, Meintjies, Park streets. The Tshwane metro police (TMPD) has warned motorists of an expected traffic disruption in Arcadia due to a protest. Spokesperson Nonhlanhla Mgiba said [...]