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KwaZulu-Natal Midlands sugarcane growers are now racing against the clock to cut and deliver their frost damaged crop to the region’s mills while carry-over estimates and predicted seedcane shortages as a direct result of the damage have raised concerns.

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As major airlines across the world, as well as in South Africa, file for business rescue as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns in major tourist and business destinations, South Africa’s sugar industry is left wondering about what might have been. Or is it?

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Missed opportunities and unfulfilled promises by the government for more than a decade on biofuel and cogenerated energy plans have not only cost South Africans dearly but failed the country’s sugar industry. The much-vaunted Sugar Industry Master Plan now has a chance to put that right

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Food gardeners from the Dube community at Madlankala near the Umhlatuze Flats between Empangeni and Richards Bay were given a welcome surprise last week when all 290 of them received food parcels donated by the agri-processing company, UVS.

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Sugarcane farmers on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast join hands to help alleviate growing hunger in the region, saying they expect the crisis to not only deepen but persist for months to come.

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As South Africa's Department of Health rolls out COVID-19 screening on sugarcane farms in KwaZulu-Natal, growers are hailing the process as efficient and professional.

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