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Canegrowers News

Following the announcement by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa that agriculture would remain as an essential service during the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, workers at a sugarcane farm on the Umfolozi Flats in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, are geared and ready for work.

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SA Canegrowers' Chairman, Rex Talmage spells out the lockdown imperatives for sugarcane growers, while calling on members to fulfil the national imperative for food production but at the same time to uphold and protect the health and welfare of farm workers and the communities in which these farmers operate.

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SA Canegrowers' Chairman, Rex Talmage spells out the implications for the sugar sector of South Africa's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the industry to prioritise the health of their families and their workers as the sector is designated as essential during the 21-day lockdown period announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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A visit to Coca-Cola South Africa's Mintirho Foundation funded seedcane plots in Komatipoort reveals thriving and high quality sugarcane ready to boost small-scale grower yields in the region.

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Following a stakeholder meeting on March 12 in Pretoria a toolkit of information has been loaded at www.agrisa.co.za/coes. to provide a deeper understanding of the COVID-19 outbreak and how the agricultural sector can respond to mitigate against increased infections particularly in rural areas.

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SA Canegrowers' Area Manager for Pongola, Theuns Theunissen represented SA Canegrowers at the South African government's land expropriation without compensation public hearings held in Pongola last week.

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