Can a new plan sweeten SA’s contracting sugar sector?

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The sugar industry contributes about R14 billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product. Picture: iStock
The sugar industry contributes about R14 billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product. Picture: iStock

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The South African sugar industry is one of the world’s most cost-competitive producers of high-quality sugar.

It makes an important contribution, not only to employment and sustainable development in rural areas, but to the agricultural economy as a whole.

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