Singapore mulls ban of advertisements for sugary drinks to curb diabetes

SINGAPORE – Singapore plans to implement a ban on advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices as part of a raft of measures to curb high diabetes rates associated with consumption of sugar. As one […]

Sugar processor Tongaat postpones release of audited full year financial results

SOUTH AFRICA – South African based sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett, has again postponed the release of its audited financial statement for the latest full year ended March 31 from the previously anticipated release date of […]

Accelerating demand for natural low-calorie sweetener to bolster stevia sales – new study shows

WORLD – Increasing demand for natural lower calories sweetener is expected to drive growth in the global stevia market grow at a CAGR of approximately 7% in the next decade (2019-2029). This is according to […]

Kenya’s Mumias Sugar placed under receivership over US$60m financial woes

KENYA – Cash strapped Mumias Sugar Limited company has been placed under receivership by KCB Group following the execution of a lender’s agreement deed dating back to September of 2010 to protect its assets and […]

ZAMCO to dispose it’s 57.4% stake in Star Africa amid profitable turn around

ZIMBABWE – The Zimbabwe Asset Management Company (ZAMCO) is planning at disposing its 57.4% stake in Star Africa corporation limited, manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under the brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. […]

UK food industry makes further progress on sugar reduction

UK – Public Health England (PHE) has published its second-year highlighting the progress made by the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in everyday foods-indicating that food manufacturers have scaled up their efforts in the […]

Privately owned sugar manufacturer Sukari Industries seeks to put a power generation plant

KENYA – Sukari Industries, a private owned sugar manufacturing company in Nyanza, West of Kenya is seeking a permit from the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority to put up a six-megawatt power generation plant that […]

Kenya’s sugar imports surge 112% amid declining local production

KENYA – Kenya’s sugar imports in the first five months of the year climbed up 112 percent hitting 172,213 tonnes compared with the same period of the prior year on the back of persistent decline […]

Tongaat Hulett to invest US$300m in capacity expansion of Zimbabwe business

ZIMBABWE – South Africa based sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett, will be investing US$300 million in a project that seeks to expand its processing capacity in Zimbabwe. The US$300 million project will see the company increase […]

Ethio-Sugar eyes acquisition of two sugar plants in privatisation deal

ETHIOPIA – Ethio-Sugar Manufacturing Share Company, a newly established sugar company, has started negotiations to acquire pioneering state-owned sugar producers Wonji-Shoa and Metehara Sugar Plants. According to the company’s management, the negotiations of the acquisition […]