The notice also announces that the sugar industry has been designated for a 12-month basis within the meaning of Article 10 of the Competition Act. The Shukela Training Centre (STC) is a 100% subsidiary of the South African Sugar Association (SASA). Founded in 1972, STC is dedicated to providing agricultural skills and qualifications as well as training apprentices/craftsmen and maintenance workers. The STC is the preferred provider of training for South African and SADC sugar cane producers and sugar-producing companies, as well as many other companies and a few individuals. The finance department ensures the proper management of the budgets and resources made available to the ASA by the industry. .