From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Four years in, the Small-Scale Grower Cane Development project has recorded notable successes, with over 860 sustainable jobs created and 3 000 ha of cane developed on communal land owned by small-scale growers. Tasneem Bulbulia elaborates.
For the project, sugar giant Illovo Group’s South African subsidiary, Illovo Sugar South Africa, partnered with the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund in 2017 on a R126-million grant to plant 3 000 ha of sugarcane on communal land over three seasons in the KwaZulu-Natal area. Illovo Sugar MD Mamongae Mahlare outlines the project and its successes.
Illovo Sugar MD Mamongae Mahlare:
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