A sugar farmer’s bitter sweet victory.
It would take a family tragedy to force Bheki Mhlane back to the family sugarcane farm near Umzinto in KwaZulu Natal. Today this second-generation farmer continues his father’s life’s work, while benefitting from the farming networks his father built up over the years. Producing his own sugarcane sticks, and modernizing his father’s operation, Bheki aims to have 100ha under production soon. His only regret? That he didn’t start farming sooner!