Manufacture of Sugar in South Africa 2018

  • ID: 4464251
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 58 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A J Products (Natal) CC
  • Crookes Brothers Ltd
  • Tongaat Hulett Ltd
  • U C L Company (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The South African Sugar Industry: In general the local sugar industry contributes more than R12bn to the economy and 0.6% towards GDP, is responsible for 85,000 direct and 350,000 indirect jobs and has export earnings of R2.5bn annually. There are 23,866 registered sugar cane growers who farm more than 371,662 hectares of sugar cane and produce approximately 19.9 million tons of cane annually. An average of 2.2 million tons of sugar is normally produced per season and more than 37% of this sugar is marketed via the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

Effects of the Drought: The crippling drought experienced during the last two years resulted in an estimated loss of R1.7bn in gross revenue during the 2015/16 season while the 2016/2017 season was described as one of the worst in the history of the South African sugar industry. Although production for the 2017/2018 season seems more promising, the South African Cane Growers’ Association (SACGA) and the South African Sugar Millers’ Association (SASMA) believe that more favourable economic conditions for sugar cane production and processing need to be fostered in order to protect and grow the sector.

Report Coverage:
The report on the South African sugar industry examines current conditions, the difficulties faced by producers and the factors that influence the success of the sector. Profiles for nine companies active in the sugar industry are provided. These include RCL Foods Sugar and Milling (Pty) Ltd t/a TSB Sugar, which has sugar estates and three sugar mills, and Gledhow Sugar Company (Pty) Ltd which produces 1.55 million tons of sugar cane and 132,000 tons of sugar per annum. The company in partnership with the Ithala Development Finance Corporation has supported farm ownership by small-scale farmers, which has resulted in increased agro-processing activity. Between 45% and 50% of Gledhow’s sugar cane is sourced from these land reform growers, who are also shareholders in the mill.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A J Products (Natal) CC
  • Crookes Brothers Ltd
  • Tongaat Hulett Ltd
  • U C L Company (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment And Rising Operating Costs
5.2. Government Initiatives
5.3. Land Reform
5.4. Health Concerns
5.5. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.6. Labour
5.7. Cyclicality
5.8. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
A J Products (Natal) CC
A J Products (Western Cape) CC
Crookes Brothers Ltd
Gledhow Sugar Company (PTY) Ltd
Illovo Sugar Africa (PTY) Ltd
Rcl Foods Sugar And Milling (PTY) Ltd
Tongaat Hulett Ltd
U C L Company (PTY) Ltd
Umfolozi Sugar Mill (PTY) Ltd
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  • Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tongaat Hulett Ltd
  • RCL Foods Sugar and Milling (Pty) Ltd
  • U C L Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Gledhow Sugar Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Umfolozi Sugar Mill (Pty) Ltd
  • Crookes Brothers Ltd
  • A J Products (Western Cape) CC
  • A J Products (Natal) CC
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