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

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

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

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

24th October 2023

Big boost for the bakkie-sakkie

Every land manager knows that early detection and rapid response is the best method for keeping your property safe from

24th October 2023

Forestry contractors association gets new CEO

Roger Johnston has been appointed CEO of the SA Forestry Contractors Association (Safca) following the resignation of previous CEO Dwayne

13th September 2023

Bell, AFGRI, Husqvarna equipment round-up

A mid-range spare parts option from Bell with 1 000 hour warranty; a 61 stump/hour Dipperfox stump crusher from AFGRI

12th September 2023

Monitoring & reporting emissions empowers growers

Plantation owners in South Africa with more than 100 ha of trees in the ground are required to report their

12th September 2023

Alien invasive species a massive threat to biodiversity

The severe global threat posed by invasive alien species is underappreciated, underestimated, and often unacknowledged. According to a major new

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

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