Course curriculum

    1. Welcome from the CEO

    2. Student Guide Notes - From Stick to Crystal

    3. Introducing your lecturer- Shaun Madho

    4. Essential Sugar Technology- Course Notes.

    5. Introductory Lecture- From Stick to Crystal

    6. FS2C-Part 1-Sugar Industry overview

    7. FS2C Part 1- Quiz -Industry Overview

    8. FS2C Part 2 - Terminology And Basic Concepts

    9. FS2C Part 2 Quiz Terminology and concepts

    10. FS2C Part 3 - Harvesting and Cane Yard Operations

    11. FS2C Part 3 Quiz - Harvesting and Caneyard operations

    12. FS2C Part 4 Preparation and Extraction

    13. FS2C Part 4 Quiz - Cane Preparation and Extraction

    14. FS2C Part 5 Juice Preparation

    15. FS2C Part 5 Quiz - Juice preparation

    16. FS2C Part 6 Evaporation

    17. FS2C Part 6 Quiz Evaporation

    18. FS2C Part 7 Crystallisation

    19. FS2C Part 7 Quiz- Crystallisation

    20. FS2C Part 8 Centrifuging And Drying

    21. FS2C Part 8 Quiz- Centrifuging and Drying

    22. FS2C Part 9 Refining

    23. FS2C Part 9 Quiz - Refining

    24. Factory Performance Calculations - Presentation Slide Handout

    25. Factory Performance Calculations Presentation

    26. Webinar - SB Davis - Effects of cane quality on sugar quality and factory losses

    27. Feedback on the Course

About this course

  • 27 lessons
  • 6.5 hours of video content
  • This is a specially customised course for South African Canegrowers. There is a special emphasis on Factory Performance Calculations.
  • For Prices And Details Contact [email protected]


Group Manufacturing – Process Support Specialist Illovo Sugar Africa. Shaun Madho

Shaun Madho is a Process support Specialist at Illovo Sugar Africa. Prior to that was the Factory Support HOD at the SMRI for several years. He hopes that you, as an Executive, look back at your SMRI training as being pivotal to your progression and to creating a diverse, efficient and sustainable industry. Shaun has been an engineer at three factories, holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and serves as the President of SASTA.

R&D Manager Steve Davis

Steve Davis is the Research and Development Manager at the Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC (SMRI) in Durban. A Professional Chemical Engineer, he studied for his BSc and MSc in Engineering at the University of Natal in Durban, and is a member of SAIChE and IChemE. His research interests include clarification processes, colour removal from sugar juices and syrups (raw house and refinery), separation technologies and tracer testing. He is managing the Research and Development group at the SMRI in providing research outcomes to assist the processing industry to move towards and integrated biorefinery model to enhance sustainability. This includes the development of a general sugarcane biorefinery techno-economic model to advise research strategy and to provide intelligence to the industry on potential products and processes that the local industry could consider. He is responsible for development and effective implementation of the SMRI’s research strategy (currently based on transformation of the South African sugarcane processing industry towards a biorefinery-based approach), development of the SMRI’s annual Research Programme and delivery of approved targets against agreed milestones and timelines. He has written and presented numerous papers at local and international sugarcane and chemical engineering congresses and workshops.