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Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Sugar production in sub-Saharan Africa is in a disruptive phase driven by a global oversupply and negative sentiment by consumers towards the health impacts of eating sugar. In this edition of the annual SADC Sugar Digest we track the change as the South...

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Innovation in Sugar Technology

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

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

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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EU TARIFFS UPDATE

EU TARIFFS UPDATE

SADC COUNTRIES ADOPT DIVERSITY STRATEGIES AS SCRAPPED EU QUOTA RESTRICTIONS TAKE EFFECT AS ACP/EU sugar tariff protocol changes take effect this month the Mauritius sugar industry says not only does it have strategies in place to diversify its sugar crop,...

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SOUTH AFRICAN SMALL SCALE GROWER PARTNERSHIP THRIVES

SOUTH AFRICAN SMALL SCALE GROWER PARTNERSHIP THRIVES

SMALL scale sugarcane farmers in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province have upped revenue by 42.6% despite one of the worst droughts on record. ABOUT 800 small scale farmers in the Nkomazi region of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province have beaten the odds and...

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AFRICA’S SUGAR INDUSTRY NEEDS FOCUSED ACTION

AFRICA’S SUGAR INDUSTRY NEEDS FOCUSED ACTION

AFRICA’S SUGAR INDUSTRY NEEDS FOCUSED ACTION TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME SENIOR International Sugar Organisation economist, Lindsay Jolly has urged Africa’s sugar industry to unite and act fast in a bid to remain sustainable and competitive in the face of...

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