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.

25th October 2023

Lüneberg farmer bags 2023 Kwanalu young farmer title

Lüneberg timber, maize, soy bean and free range cattle farmer, Heiko Gevers is the 2023 KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) Young

27th August 2023

NCT’s small scale tree farmer of the year

Sydney Qedumona Hlanguza from the Umvoti tribal area has been nominated by the NCT Forestry team as their Small Scale

26th August 2023

Conserving soil health for future generations

Terry and Belinda Wolhuter of 92 Farming (Pty) Ltd are NCT’s Commercial Tree Farmers of the Year for 2023. Terry

08th August 2023

Showcasing women in forestry

In celebration of Women’s Day in South Africa, She Is Forestry SA has launched the first four videos in a

07th July 2023

Phillip Mpangela – guardian of the KwaMbo forests

Story and photos: Samora Chapman Phillip Mpangela has been growing trees in KwaMbonambi, northern KwaZulu-Natal, for 25 years. He started

12th May 2023

Merensky opens distribution centre at Durban port

Merensky Timber has opened a new distribution centre and log yard in Prospecton, close to the Port of Durban, from

25th April 2023

Charcoal team clears alien wattle invasion

During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a young entrepreneur from a remote village in the Eastern Cape

21st March 2023

SAFCA NPC broadens its focus to pursue new opportunities

The SA Forestry Contractors’ Association NPC has stepped out of the shadow of the SA Forestry Contractors Association to give

14th March 2023

Mondi Zimele's emerging timber grower programme

Mondi Zimele's Forestry Partners Programme is a project that offers multi-faceted support to emerging timber growers in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The

13th February 2023

Once a chainsaw operator – now a grower

Part Two in our focus on the small-scale tree farmers of KZN ... Story and pics by Samora Chapman Enoch

09th December 2022

Rejoice Shozi – Soil is the source of life

Part One in our focus on the small-scale tree farmers of KZN ... Rejoice Shozi, small-scale timber grower and local

22nd September 2022

NCT’s Top Tree Farmers of the Year

NCT Forestry’s Tree Farmers of the Year for 2022 are Gudrun and Rudolf Johannes of Vryheid (Commercial Grower category), and

13th September 2022

STIHL SA celebrates 25 years

Representatives from STIHL SA and the global STIHL Group recently celebrated over 25 years of the brand’s presence in South

10th August 2022

Transforming Sappi’s supply chain, building thriving communities

The story of Mhlekazi Forestry, which has secured a five-year contract to do silviculture and fire fighting work for Sappi

16th May 2022

Municipal plantation in safe hands

While a number of municipal plantations around KZN appear to be falling into disrepair under inexperienced and inefficient management, the

23rd February 2022

Wonderful wattle in Matimatolo

NCT’s Small-Scale Tree Farmer of the Year for 2021 demonstrates how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation

23rd February 2022

Agroforestry the sustainable way at Chevy Chase

An agroforestry approach is providing a rural Eastern Cape community with a chance to develop and farm their land more

31st May 2021

Mining engineer makes a go of timber contracting

How does a qualified mining engineer who rose to the level of a general manager change tack and get into

01st April 2021

CHEP expands its forestry portfolio in SA

CHEP, one of the world’s leading sustainable logistics businesses, has expanded its forestry portfolio in South Africa to 18 pine

04th December 2020

Mulching operations bring benefits for growers

Enviro-Mulch is a mechanized silviculture contractor that provides safe and organised mulching services in South Africa. The company currently has

25th November 2020

High profile delegation visits Sappi Saiccor Vulindlela expansion project

The Sappi Saiccor mill situated in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal hosted a high-level delegation from the office of the outgoing MEC for

20th November 2020

NCT Forestry recognises Top Tree Farmers

NCT Forestry has chosen its Top Tree Farmers for 2020. This is an annual award that recognises members for sound

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