SASTA endeavors to encourage and assist in the improvement of the technical knowledge of persons engaged in the South African sugar industry.
To this end SASTA Working groups consisting of volunteers and guest facilitators discuss topical issues or problems pertaining to the sugarcane industry in South Africa. Presentations, guest speakers and discussion sessions are organised to encourage information sharing and combined formulation of solutions.
Recent events include:
Skills Shortages & Technology Adoption
Working Group on 15 April 2010 held at the SMRI in Glenwood.
Download the presentations as pdf files:
- Programme (60 kB)
- Education: Needs and trends in modern manufacturing practices – Gavin Smith (SMRI) (800 kB)
- The supply of skills from FET Colleges in SA: thoughts for SASTA – Prof Volker Wedekind (UKZN) (250 kB)
- Some thoughts on the supply of skills from Higher Education – Prof Peter Zacharias (200 kB)
- Technology adoption and training. What is the real problem out there? – Martin Eweg (AgriCane) (200 kB)
- Adoption, Innovation and Experiences in the Sugar Industry – Prof Carel Bezuidenhout (UKZN) (600 kB)
- Agricultural technology adoption: some selected issues – Dr Edilegnaaw Wale (UKZN) (300 kB)
- “Lost in Translation” Why adoption fails – Shamim Bodhanya (UKZN) (400 kB)
Training needs in the Sugar Industry
Chairperson: Andy Sachs (SMRI)
Download the presentations as pdf files.
- WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP REPORT – Andy Sachs (SMRI) (200 kB)
- Andy Sachs (SMRI) – Introduction (200 kB)
- Adina de Vries (UCL) – Training and Development – The UCL Way (800 kB)
- Rhona Mohabir (Tongaat-Huletts) – Strategic View of Training (800 kB)
- Rob Goldman (Illovo Sugar) – Background, Challenges and Solutions – An Illovo Perspective (400 kB)
- Joe Stephens (Tsb) – Industry Perspective (700 kB)
- Tim Bamber (Shukela Training Centre) – Assess and Consolidate (600 kB)
- Gavin Smith (SMRI Industry Support) – A Provider’s Perspective (200 kB)