South Africa: Sezela sugar mill resumes operations

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Sezela sugar mill has resumed operations and it has come as a relief to cane growers. Ofentse Dijoe, communications manager for the Illovo Sugar attributed this to the hard work and will power of the sugar mill staff.

According to the media reports, the mill is facing a challenge of low-quality sugarcane. Dijoe said, “The mill that has consistently shown efficiencies of 97.8 per cent and mechanical breakdown rates of 3.15 per cent had stopped operations increasing financial distress to the cane farmers.”

the mill had recorded a mechanical efficiency of 99 per cent and a breakdown rate of 1.96 per cent just prior to the week the challenges with the low purity cane began.

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