Sugarcane – A Remarkable Economic and Environmental Resource

Sugarcane is a remarkable resource. Progressive and innovative countries are squeezing commercial value out of sugarcane every way they can....

Why is poultry not a zero-rated basic foodstuff?

Chris Schutte, CEO of Astral Foods Limited (Astral) states that, “Government recently increased the level at which value added tax...

Zero-rating poultry could benefit both consumer and producer

Making South African poultry products exempt from value-added tax (VAT) would assist both the consumer and producer, according to FairPlay,...

Op-Ed: Biofuel from sugarcane – why is SA not rushing ahead?

Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government of South Africa under...

Poultry industry fears import link with listeriosis

BRAZILIAN CHICKEN PASTE The South African Poultry Association has expressed concern about imported chicken paste – used in processed meats,...

Executives barred from poultry exporter

BRAZIL FOOD SAFETY PROBE Executives of BRF who were released by police on Friday will not be able to return...

Sign sugary tax, and ‘Ramaphoria will turn into Ramaphobia’ – FAWU

Cape Town – If President Cyril Ramaphosa signs a so-called sugary tax into law, “Ramaphoria will turn into Ramaphobia”, said...

Diversification and Protection- the Keys to Survival and Future Growth of the Sugar Industry

There are more than 120 sugar-producing countries, and all of them have some kind of intervention, subsidy or other protection...

Economic Footprint of the Sugar Industry

Sugar is one of southern Africa’s main agricultural crops. For example, in South Africa, sugar’s contribution to gross domestic product...

Sugar – An Essential and Strategic Economic Resource

In addition to providing direct employment in sugar farming and milling, sugar is an important component for other industries. The...

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