New NCT depot moves timber from road to rail

NCT has established a new road-to-rail transhipment depot at Vryheid that provides significant logistical cost benefits to timber suppliers to

Richmond timber gone missing

‘We want our land back, jobs and economic opportunities’ … a case of timber gone missing at Richmond Municipality. By

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Business opportunity to commercialise timber winch

The locally developed timber winch designed to extract harvested timber from steep compartments is being tested in different conditions with

Amandla Emvelo CPA steps up a gear

Amandla Emvelo CPA, a community owned and managed tree farming enterprise based in Hermannsburg, KZN, has recently upgraded its forestry

R220m upgrade at Sonae Arauco board plant

Wood-based panel manufacturer Sonae Arauco has invested R220 million in upgrading its White River, Mpumalanga facility to include an integrated

Bush clearing initiative benefits cheetahs

Clearing encroaching bush in Namibia to restore a healthy balance between grassland and trees is playing a key role in

New minimum wage: R18.68/hour

The national Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been increased to R18.68 per hour, which

Sappi commits to corporate citizenship in support of SDGs

Sappi Southern Africa has released its 2019 Corporate Citizen Report, which highlights the progress the company has made to ensure

New TimberPro harvester & forwarder in SA

TimberPro’s new generation D-series harvesters and forwarders have landed in South Africa and are hard at work in KwaZulu-Natal. The

The role and importance of the forestry sector

By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: It has for a long time been recognised that the

Ergo in the Forest

A Ponsse Ergo wheeled harvester equipped with a C44+ crane and H7 Euca head has been working in a steep

‘Taming the Wildfires on the Garden Route’

Drastic action is required to prevent future destructive wildlfires in the southern Cape, writes Neels de Ronde in his recently

Slow but steady as forestry takes root in E Cape

The potential for forestry to bring sustainable jobs and economic development to remote rural areas of the Eastern Cape (former

Role of FPAs expanding

Fire protection associations (FPAs) in KZN are evolving beyond their traditional role of wildfire monitoring and incident management to tackle

Closing the loop to improve environmental performance

Partnerships and collaborations with researchers, expert consultants, environmental NGOs and other external stakeholders has helped Mondi Forests ensure continuous improvement

Optimising site selection for wildfire detection cameras

By Andries Heyns Since March 2017, a tower site-selection optimisation framework for the South African-developed ForestWatch camera-based wildfire detection system

Husqvarna and the ‘Beast’

For centuries, Husqvarna has been trusted to provide world-leading outdoor tools solutions that make a difference. The brand has a

The ups and downs of forestry contracting in SA

Delegates who attended the SAFCA 30 year Anniversary event held in the KZN midlands in mid-November got a glimpse of

Exploitation of tropical forests unsustainable

The International Forum Together Towards Green Supply Chains Forest Products Initiative was held in Shanghai, China, recently. Industry leaders from

Land claim settlement favours landowners

Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth land claim case in favour of the landowners. The outcome

New fertiliser tablet for forestry

I-CAT has officially released the Plant’nGo fertiliser tablet, an effective fertiliser alternative for the forestry market. Plant’NGo is a slow-release

FSA updates Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations

SA Forestry Assurance Scheme set to transform certification landscape

The Southern African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is set to transform the forest certification landscape in Southern Africa and possibly

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.

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