16th July 2024

CMO software used to tackle EUDR compliance

The CMO Group has announced a strategic partnership with AmSpec to facilitate the rollout of the European Union Deforestation Regulation

19th June 2024

NCT beefs up Chain of Custody assurance

Small-scale tree farming on tribal land in the KZN midlands is alive and well, as evidenced by an enthusiastic turnout

31st May 2024

STIHL supports rhino dehorning project

There has been an alarming surge in rhino poaching, particularly within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (HiP), forcing Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife,

31st May 2024

Another state plantation handed over for community management

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment (DFFE) is on a roll as another state-owned plantation is handed over

31st May 2024

FSA celebrates another successful year of business

FSA’s 22nd Annual General Meeting was held once again at the Fern Hill conference Centre in Tweedie in May, and

30th May 2024

Kwagga visits the Husky team

Husqvarna, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power products, continued its proud tradition of participation in Grain SA’s annual NAMPO agricultural

30th May 2024

HOT NEWS BYTES: Innovations and inventions for next level forestry

Sappi Southern Africa has concluded a milestone 175GWh per annum renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement with Enpower Trading, a NERSA-licensed

16th May 2024

Search for biocontrol of invasive American bramble intensifies

Invasive American bramble is a thorn in the side of foresters, farmers and land managers across large swaths of South

29th April 2024

Waratah unleashes new H216 head

Waratah Forestry Equipment has unveiled the H216 - a versatile new two-roller head added to its 200 series lineup. Built

29th April 2024


In Jan 2024 a new pest was discovered to be attacking Acacia mearnsii trees in KZN. It has been identified

26th April 2024

Communities taking over management of state plantations

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, and Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu, handed over the management of

19th April 2024

Responsible forestry - the antidote to plastic

While life without plastic might be hard to imagine, there is a renewable, recyclable and sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

18th April 2024

Baboon business like a hornet’s nest

Baboons vs forestry is a highly controversial topic that can be likened to a hornet’s nest. It’s best left alone,

17th April 2024

Turning wood into animal feed

Lignin, a major component of wood and an abundant organic polymer, provides a multitude of functions especially in the industrial

16th April 2024

Baboons on the run from Jan Gun

While forest owners and land managers in Mpumalanga area that are experiencing on-going problems from resident baboon troops that are

28th March 2024

Finding biodiversity in timber plantations

Finding a balance between wood fibre production while conserving biodiversity and minimising environmental impacts is the big challenge facing the

27th March 2024

Time to build with timber

How engineered wood can decarbonise the South African built environment …by Roy Southey, Executive Director, Sawmilling South Africa Our planet

23rd February 2024

Navigating the minefield of pesticide use in forestry

A ground-breaking study undertaken in the KZN midlands shows that pesticides commonly used in South African plantation forests pose low

21st February 2024

Young Limpopo sawmiller on the move

Pieter van der Linde, a young entrepreneur from Polokwane in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, bought his first sawmill at age

21st February 2024

New generation contractor makes his mark

At just 30-years-old, Sabelo Sithole is at the forefront of a new generation of forestry contractors servicing Mondi South Africa.

13th February 2024

Forestry at the heart of Malawi community project

Small African Community Based Organisations struggle with creating a sustainable financial base. Here is how Tafika Youth Organisation of Malawi

13th February 2024

National Minimum Wage beats inflation - again

A National Minimum Wage of R27.58 per hour – effective from 1st March 2024 - has been announced by the

12th February 2024

CMO pioneers FSC certification around the world

CMO International, a diverse forestry company founded in South Africa, is making waves internationally by successfully achieving FSC chain of

24th January 2024

PEFC Group Scheme certification for small growers

Five small scale timber growers in KwaZulu-Natal have become the first participants in the award-winning Sappi Khulisa programme to achieve

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