The R12 billion South African sugar industry is cost-competitive, consistently ranking in the top 15 out of approximately 120 sugar producing countries worldwide.


The South African sugar industry provides employment in job starved regions often in deep rural areas where there is little other economic activity or employment opportunity. The industry provides education and training, contributes to excellence in research, science and technology, supporting enterprises, and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources. Opportunities for this industry to contribute further to South Africa lie ahead and include renewable energy.

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