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Canegrowers News

SA Canegrowers Regional Manager for Pongola Theuns Theunissen with Mbukeni Zephania Nyembe and his son Ayanda in the N36 seedcane plot. Germination here has been hugely successful, due to best practice in planting methodologies.

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Board members of SA Canegrowers have expressed hope that they will be able to work with recently appointed Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, and Minister of Trade and Industry, to implement solutions to turn the sugar industry's fortunes around.

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SA Canegrowers looks to new government for rescue plan

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“There is a need for the SA sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offerings and to look at bio-based niche product markets in order to increase sustainability, grow the revenue source and contribute as a transformed, competitive and profitable job-creating industry,” said the department.

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DTI and South African Cane Growers Association discuss impact of imported sugar on the sugar value chain

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As part of the Health Department‘s strategy to reduce obesity, SA in 2018 became the first country in Africa to introduce a sugar tax. While Treasury conceded some jobs would be lost, the impact on sugar industry now claims of 10,000 imminent job losses in the cane growing sector alone.

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