Sugarcane farmers score a sweet deal

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FROM LEFT: Small-scale sugarcane farmer Mbali Shozi, MD of Illovu SA Mamongae Mahlare; Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development; Minister of Agriculture, Land and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza; and small-scale sugarcane farmer Nomanesi Ngcobo.
FROM LEFT: Small-scale sugarcane farmer Mbali Shozi, MD of Illovu SA Mamongae Mahlare; Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development; Minister of Agriculture, Land and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza; and small-scale sugarcane farmer Nomanesi Ngcobo.
Thabiso Goba

Over 300 rural sugarcane growers in Sezela are now active participants in the sugar economy.

This was made possible through the Jobs Fund project, a collaborative effort between the National Treasury and Illovo Sugar Africa.

Due to an under-supply of sugarcane to Illovo’s South Coast mills, the company took an initiative to develop more than 3 000 hectares of nearby land for sugarcane growing.

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