Sweet rise in production for Tongaat Hulett

JOHANNESBURG – JSE- listed Tongaat Hulett said yesterday that it expected its total sugar production for the 2017-18 season to show an increase of between 14.85percent and 19.8percent, benefiting from the good rainfalls experienced in the country during the 2016-17 summer season.

As a result, the group expects total sugar production to be between 1.16million tons and 1.21million tons in the 2017-18 season, up from 1.01 million tons recorded in the 2016-17 period. Chief executive Peter Staude said the increased hectares under irrigation and power reliability would also make for a positive contribution in the future.

“The existing sugar cane footprint, the …read more