The South African Sugar Association administers the partnership on behalf of the Growers and the Millers. The Growers’ section comprises of the South African Cane Growers’ Association (SACGA) and the South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA). The Millers’ Section comprises of all six Milling companies.
The South African Sugar Association (SASA) is an autonomous organisation. In terms of the Sugar Act and Sugar Industry Agreement, statutory powers of self-governance are granted to the sugar industry.
The South African Sugar Association’s administrative, industrial activities and organisations are financed from the proceeds of the sale of local and export sugars. Its affairs are administered by the Council of the South African Sugar Association. Following the recent industry developments, transitional arrangements have been introduced for the period of 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020.
Consequently, the Association’s Council shall comprise 32 Councillors appointed at a meeting of the Association: of whom 16 shall be nominated by the delegates of the Millers’ Section, 8 shall be nominated by SACGA’s delegates of the Growers’ Section and 8 shall be nominated by SAFDA’s delegates of the Growers’ Section.
Each Section may nominate a total of 6 alternates to its elected Councillors, provided that the delegates of SACGA may nominate a total of 3 alternates to its elected Councillors and the delegates of SAFDA may nominate a total of 3 alternates to its elected Councillors.
Council shall consist of a Chairperson and 2 Vice-Chairpersons. A person nominated by each of the Millers’ Section, SACGA and SAFDA shall be elected as Chairperson and the 2 Vice-Chairpersons respectively.