Summary of sugarcane sector early developments
(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.