International collaboration boosts forestry education

Five South African universities have partnered with local and international stakeholders to introduce cutting edge, climate-smart forestry and entrepreneurship to

New offerings boost productivity development in SA

The Stellenbosch University Forest Operation Research and Forest Productivity team recently launched an on-line Time and Productivity Development short course

Advanced Diploma in Forestry Management

Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute (formerly known as Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry) has added an

NMU gets showcase CLT building

After almost 150 years of concrete and steel, the world is returning to wood. This time around it is Cross

Silviculture webinar coming up

‘Towards Modernised Silviculture’ is the focus of a free webinar presented by the Forestry Department of Nelson Mandela University on

Forestry students coping with Covid

There is no doubt that this pandemic stretched our limits in many ways. Even though forestry is considered essential services,

Training initiative supports economic development in rural KZN

The establishment of a training academy at a remote rural village in southern KwaZulu-Natal is set to unlock the human

Forestry students gather for regional meeting

SARM to see continent’s Forestry students, stakeholders converge at Mandela University in George... The Student Forestry Association from Mandela University

SAFCA celebrates 30 years

The SA Forestry Contractors Association (SAFCA) is the second oldest association in forestry in South Africa after Forestry South Africa

MTO’s skills programme turns people on to forestry

A group of young people from eMbonisweni and Hazyview in the White River region of Mpumalanga have recently completed MTO’s

Advanced forestry valuation course

Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with Margules Groome Consulting from Australia, will present an Advanced Forest Valuation course from 14 to

Bumper graduation at NMU George

Nelson Mandela University’s graduation season commenced on a high note with a record number of students successfully completing their studies.

Development of forestry qualifications on track

Forestry Sector and training stakeholders met in Pietermaritzburg in January to review progress in the development of forestry qualifications. The

International Forestry Students Symposium 2017

International forestry students get an overview of forestry in SA... By Zamadlamini Dlamini, NMU forestry student. Photos by Ambani Tshidzumba,

Looking to develop your business skills?

A comprehensive business management training programme to be delivered in Piet Retief and Hilton (KwaZulu-Natal) is now open for applications.

Biomass harvesting short courses

CMO will be presenting two short courses on ‘Biomass Harvesting for Energy’ in Mpumalanga during November. Two international experts in

Applicants wanted for forestry contractor training

Mondi Zimele, with support from the Department of Trade and Industry, has launched a contractor development training initiative to support

Skills development through wood

This year the Working with Wood Show, held in partnership with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), is to

NMMU Veldfire Management course going strong

The Higher Certificate in Veldfire Management – the only course of its kind in the country – has been going

NMMU George graduation

NMMU’s 2016 graduation season was held at the Civic Centre in George recently. A record number of students were awarded

NMMU George Campus Science Faculty graduates excel

A 10% growth in graduates at both post and undergraduate level, and a 44% increase in the number of distinctions, was cause for celebration at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s recent graduation ceremony in George...

Forestry: an exciting career

The good news for young people wanting to pursue a career in forestry is that graduates from our top universities are in demand and virtually all of them find jobs in the South African industry fairly quickly...

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... saforestryonline.co.za Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer. Link in bio. Image courtesy of Savithi Mulching.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat
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