SAMANTHA ENSLIN-PAYNE: High-sugar diet is catching up on health of KZN economy

16 June 2019 - 00:17 By SAMANTHA ENSLIN-PAYNE

Tongaat Hulett has been around in various guises since the late 1800s, growing into a company that came to dominate several aspects of the KwaZulu-Natal economy. Not only does it employ about 40,000 people during the peak sugar milling season (although not all in SA), it also provides economic opportunities in the province. Its dominance in a regional economy in which the expanded unemployment rate is 42.4% is perhaps part of the reason former key executives could conduct the company's affairs with what now seems to be grossly inadequate scrutiny and care...

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