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SUGAR INDUSTRY REVIEW JUNE 18

Jul 31st, 2018|

July 25 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 [...]

DEPUTY MINISTER ADDRESSES GRADUATES

Jul 5th, 2018|

July 5 2018 DEPUTY MINISTER ADDRESSES SHUKELA TRAINING CENTRE GRADUATES The Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Mr Buti Manamela, will tomorrow deliver a keynote address at the Shukela Training Centre (STC) Graduation Ceremony in Mount Edgecombe. The STC, a subsidiary of the South African Sugar Association, was established in 1974 and focuses on engineering and agricultural training. The [...]

BURSARY SCHEME HONOURS GRADUATES

Jun 29th, 2018|

June 29 2018 SUGAR INDUSTRY BURSARY SCHEME HONOURS GRADUATES The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE), which is administered by the South African Sugar Association, will hold a ceremony on 3 July 2018 to honour 20 bursary recipients who recently graduated from their respective colleges and universities. The top achievers will receive brand new laptop computers. All graduates [...]

MARCHES OVER IMPORTS

Jun 25th, 2018|

July 25 2018 SUGAR INDUSTRY MARCHES OVER IMPORTS FLOODING COUNTRY In an unprecedented move, hundreds of sugarcane farmers (growers) from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) tomorrow (26 June 2018) in Tshwane voicing their grave concerns about the grossly insufficient tariff which threatens job losses and puts the sustainability of the [...]

HISTORIC MOMENT FOR SUGAR INDUSTRY

Dec 13th, 2017|

December 13 2017 The South African Sugar Association (SASA) Council has adopted constitutional amendments which will mark the beginning of a new era for the sugar industry. The long-term solution will be implemented at the beginning of the new season on 1 April 2018. SASA, a statutory body representing the country’s sugar industry as per the Sugar Act of [...]