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,

18th 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

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

22nd January 2024

Water security in the cross-hairs

The Sappi/WWF Water Stewardship Partnership is making a difference in the uMkhomazi catchment, a strategic water resource area serving a

10th January 2024

Can Safcol save Pietermaritzburg’s plantations?

The forests that surround Pietermaritzburg should be – could be – one of the city’s finest assets. If well managed

18th December 2023

Forestry on the front foot

The Supreme Court of Appeal has awarded in FSA’s favour unanimously and with costs, on the important matter of existing

15th December 2023

Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO

Bell Equipment has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief

24th November 2023

International meeting of forestry students

Two forestry students from South Africa recently attended the 51st International Forestry Students' Symposium in Germany. The students, Avelile Cishe

24th November 2023

More support for emerging contractors required

Emerging forestry contractors in South Africa are in urgent need of support in order for them to make a go

16th November 2023


New forestry equipment, strategies & insights The big international forestry brands plus local equipment manufacturers and service providers as well

03rd November 2023

SA Forestry 2024 Desktop Calendar NOW AVAILABLE

To order your copy of the iconic SA Forestry 2024 desktop calendar, send a request by email to:- chris@saforestryonline.co.za Please

02nd November 2023

The Great Woodchip Fire of 2023 … what now?

It has been dubbed ‘the Great Woodchip Fire of 2023’. It destroyed 200 000 tons of woodchips at NCT’s Richards

02nd November 2023

SA made Wuhlf mulcher put through its paces

The Wuhlf team put their big Wuhlf 960-2 wheeled mulcher through its paces at York’s Jessievale plantation in Mpumalanga in

31st October 2023

Wattle field day in Eswatini

A successful wattle field day jointly organised by Eswatini-based Montigny Investments and South African-based NTE was held at Mhlambanyatsi in

25th October 2023

ABC pioneering processors of biomass

Africa Biomass Company (ABC) has been a pioneer in the development of biomass processing such as wood chips, biofuel, and

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