SAFCA celebrates 30 years

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

Fourth generation PBS trucks lead the way

Timber24 is one of the leading transport companies hauling timber in South Africa. A subsidiary of Barloworld Transport, Timber24 operates

Highlands Sawmill prospers with Wood-Mizer

The road to Harding in KwaZulu-Natal passes through some of the most scenic landscapes in South Africa. Green pastures and

Charka – 40 years as SA’s premium braai partner

They call themselves the ‘scavengers’ of the timber industry, because they utilise mainly hardwood timber that is unsuitable for other

Husqvarna extends its footprint in Africa

Pietermaritzburg-based Husqvarna South Africa has defied the general corporate trend of trimming its operations. Instead, it has just opened a

Ponsse voted most reputable company in Finland

Ponsse is the most reputable company in Finland in 2018, according to T-Media’s Reputation & Trust survey. Ponsse was evaluated

Bell T17s do the hard work for Can Do Timbers

Bell Equipment’s Articulated Dump Trucks have been designed and built to withstand the rigours and challenges of working in some

Sappi re-tools its small-scale timber grower programme

Sappi was one of the early pioneers of forestry outgrower programmes through Project Grow, which started way back in 1983.

Mulching gaining ground in SA

Mulching continues to gain traction in the South African forestry industry as growers around the country are realising that the

Woman wins Top Small-Scale Tree Farmer award

When mother of two Maureen Buyisile Mdunge’s husband passed away in 2006, she stepped into his shoes and took over

Timber, poles and people

NCT’s top commercial farmer gets it right Farming can be a stressful business, and farmers in SA face many challenges

Myths and legends of Finnish forestry

Words and images by Samora Chapman Ponsse recently held an international press visit and product showcase at its headquarters in

Mondi Forest’s MD talks business

SA Forestry editor Chris Chapman chats to Mondi Forests Managing Director, Themba Vilane about modernisation, cost pressures, talent management and

Winnie's Logging Services mechanises to boost productivity

Some of the earliest gold discoveries in South Africa were made in the hills surrounding Barberton in Mpumalanga. This brought

Introducing biodegradable paper pots to SA

We’ve all seen those little plastic seedling inserts scattered around planting sites and nurseries, or the piles of polystyrene and

Wood-Mizer LX450 twin rail sawmill boosts productivity

Mitrek Sawmill, owned by Peet Groenewald, is located in White River, Mpumalanga. The mill cuts mainly pallet components for the

Forestry Plant & Equipment: growing and diversifying

Phillip Hall, often referred to as ‘Mr Mechanisation’ in forestry circles, is one of the most experienced people in South

NCT Tree Farmer Awards

The NCT tree farmers of the year for 2017 are Geoff Wolhuter (commercial farmer) of New Hanover, and Mandla Mvelase

Safire celebrates 30 years in business

Safire Insurance Company Limited was started in April 1987 by a group of timber growers who decided to manage their

Celebrating 125 years in the timber business

George Parkes & Sons, Knysna-based suppliers of indigenous hardwood and softwood timber, has survived wars, global financial crises and natural

Land clearing and mulching solutions

Bucketmouth has been involved in the site preparation and land conversion business for over a decade and has been involved

R & B Group steps up a level in treated pole business

The recent acquisition of the Masonite Plantations by the R & B Group has boosted this family-owned business’ raw material

NCT Small-scale Tree Farmer of the Year 2016

Small-scale timber grower Mdumiseni Msomi is NCT’s Farmer of the Year for 2016 in the category of farms managed on

NCT Tree Farmer of the Year 2016

David Davidson of KwaMbonambi has been selected as NCT’s Tree Farmer of the Year for 2016, in the category of

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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