History of SITFE

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa. The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas. Over the years, SITFE has supported a broad spectrum of educational projects and programmes ranging from infrastructure development and teacher development, to bursaries and arts and culture. In 2008, SITFE held a strategic review to ensure increased impact of its programmes. The outcome of the review was streamlined programmes with comprehensive support.