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Sugar production is an important agricultural activity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as it creates employment, sustains rural development and has immeasurable potential for the development of green economies.

Consumption of sugar in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to rise from an estimated 8.5 million tons currently to 11.8 million tons by 2020, according to the International Sugar Organisation. As a result, considerable expansion is expected in the SADC region, which will no doubt attract a “flurry” of economic activity over the next three to five years.

The SADC Sugar Digest is the only publication  tracking this growing industry and its activities across the region with top level commentary and insight.

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LATEST ARTICLES

Innovation in Sugar Technology

Tongaat Hulett has a worldwide reputation as a supplier of superior sugar technology, most notably the award- winning Tongaat Hulett continuous vacuum pan (over 160 installed around the world) and the original Tongaat Hulett Diffuser. Continuing the...

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AGED CANE AT KILOMBERO DISAPPOINTS ON SUCROSE CONTENT

Following unexpected challenges at the Kilombero Sugar Company mill in South Eastern Tanzania during the 2013/2014 season, the average miller-cum-planter crop age was upped to 13.7 months in the 2014/15 season. The increased cane age revealed a critical...

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PLASTICS FROM SUGARCANE COULD DRIVE DIVERSE ECONOMY

University of KwaZulu-Natal economics Masters student Warwick Thomson put the case for the potential of diverting biomass from South Africa’s sugarcane crop for the manufacture of selected bio-based polymers or plastics, during a short, non-refereed paper...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day – 14 – 17 May 2019

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day is one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the southern hemisphere and it takes place annually, just outside of the town of Bothaville, in the Free State province of South Africa. The first NAMPO Harvest Day...

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92nd SASTA Congress – 20-22nd August 2019

The 92nd SASTA Congress will be held from the 20-22nd August 2019 at the ICC, Durban.This premier event continues to receive high praise from Sugar Technologists’ in South Africa and the world over. The success of such an event can be attributed to the presentation of...

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