28th January 2019

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

23rd January 2019

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

09th January 2019

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

30th November 2018

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.

16th October 2018

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

08th October 2018

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

02nd October 2018

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

11th September 2018

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

29th June 2018

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

14th December 2017

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

24th November 2017

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

16th November 2017

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

14th November 2017

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

06th September 2017

NCT Tree Farmer Awards

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

24th April 2017

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

30th March 2017

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

11th January 2017

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

17th November 2016

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

18th October 2016

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

05th October 2016

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

05th September 2016

Masonite mill set for revamp

It’s the start of a new era at the Masonite mill as the new owners set out to modernise production

30th May 2016

Bee wise project aims to curb fires and boost rural incomes

An innovative project to train people in safe and sustainable bee-keeping in northern Zululand addresses the twin challenges of creating

26th May 2016

Shareholders, Creditors approve Masonite sale

The Creditors and Shareholders of Masonite Africa Ltd have agreed to the sale of the company’s forestry assets as well

12th February 2016

Bicycle helmet made entirely of wood!

Cellutech, a Swedish company that develops cutting edge new materials and technology based on wood, recently unveiled the prototype of

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