SITFE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

SITFE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

MARKING OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) recently formally celebrated its fiftieth year of existence by hosting a glittering black tie event at Durban’s Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Attendees included...
2010-2015 – Focus on Education

2010-2015 – Focus on Education

Although the programmes of the past four decades had all been of great significance, as SITFE entered its forty-fifth year, it was felt that its focus had become too diverse, minimising the overall impact of the Trust’s efforts. Much had changed in South Africa...
2000s – New Growth

2000s – New Growth

As South Africa entered the new millennium, SITFE began to focus on broadening its initiatives and its overall impact on education in the country. The Bursary Programme, now more than 30 years old, had grown to accommodate four different types of bursary schemes,...
1990s – Deepening Roots

1990s – Deepening Roots

As South Africa entered the decade that would witness the birth of its democracy, SITFE marked an investment of R1, 4 million in helping students realise their potential. The following year, the Trust involved itself in a number of community projects, with the...
1980s – Branching Out

1980s – Branching Out

As South Africa struggled its way into the 1980s, the Sugar Industry and SITFE continued with their mandate of pioneering development and change. Bursary for Black students had increased to R60 000 per year, and R150 000 was sponsored towards a tertiary facility,...
1970s – Pioneers of Growth

1970s – Pioneers of Growth

In the 1970s, SITFE’s focus broadened to include rural communities who had little or no access to formal schooling, as well as the training of the large pool of unskilled labour involved in the Sugar Industry. An initiative was launched in 1973, to promote...