Transformation of the South African sugar industry

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (9 October 2018): The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) is extremely pleased to acknowledge the notice published in the Government Gazette No. 41967, Vol. 640, which recognises its drive for transformation in the South African sugar industry for the last three years. This is a major first step for transformation in the […]


The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) notes the outcome of the sugar industry’s application to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa for an increase in the Dollar Based Reference Price (DBRP), which has increased from $566 to $680. Although SAFDA believes this is a step in the right direction to assist in […]

Over 600 Growers to Receive Training

Over 615 small scale and land reform growers are set to receive agronomic training in various training categories for 2018/19 season. This has been made possible by the Sugar Industry’s approval of SAFDA’s R1.1 million funding for training of black growers. Courses include among others, agricultural skills courses, Junior and Senior Certificates in Sugar Cane […]