RV Price Avg. price per ton: R4 797.47  D'Factor: 0.426804 September 2020-2021

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The sale of the country's largest independent sugar estate comes as Tongaat seeks to reduce debt by R8.1bn by March 2021

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While so many South Africans are naturally worried about avoiding Covid-19, it is clear that to even more people the greatest fear is hunger. The evidence is that so far, food production has remained the same, but farmers have too much food on their hands. Yet, the price of food has gone up.

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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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The National Treasury has adopted a hard stance on the R22bn cash injection, saying it cannot expedite financial assistance to the Land Bank because public finances are under pressure due to Covid-19 health and economic interventions.

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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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