Summary of su­gar­cane sec­tor early de­vel­op­ments

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(PTY)In 1957 LTD Ubombo planted Ranch­es­the first commercial su­gar­cane crop which was pro­cessed in a small sec­ond hand mill at Big Bend. In 1960 Ubombo com­pleted a large new mill at the present site and early pro­duc­tion in the Big Bend mill amounted to 5 600 tons. In 1960, a sec­ond mill was built at Mh­lume and su­gar pro­duc­tion in­creased to 100 000 tons per an­num. SSA was es­tab­lished through the Su­gar Act of 1967 In 1980, a third su­gar mill was com­mis­sioned at Simunye and pro­duc­tion in­creased to 471 000 tons per an­num.

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