16.1% minimum wage increase for forestry workers

The National Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been set at R 21.69 per hour,

Top ranked risks faced by small scale tree farmers

It’s that time of year when we set new challenges for the year ahead. Except this year is different. We

First PEFC endorsed certification in South Africa

Sustainable forestry in South Africa has received a massive boost with the awarding of the first Sustainable African Forest Assurance

Pioneering aerial drone spraying in forestry

An innovative silviculture contractor in Mpumalanga, South Africa is pushing the technology envelope, utilising drones to do pre-planting sprays. This

The power of wood keeps growing

Wood grown in South Africa’s plantations is increasingly being used not only in the built environment and to make paper

Subscribe to the SA Forestry 2021 Annual for just R175

Dear SA Forestry Readers, SA Forestry magazine – like most other businesses – has had to adapt to the new

SA Forestry goes digital from 2021!

Download the final edition of SA forestry magazine for free or view the magazine online in the flipbook at the

Much more than a simple box ticking exercise

Meeting the requirements of FSC’s new pesticide policy may be tough going, but with the right approach it will improve

NMU gets showcase CLT building

After almost 150 years of concrete and steel, the world is returning to wood. This time around it is Cross

Annual Report highlights Forest Sector transformation progress

  The 2019/20 Annual Status of Transformation Report marks the 11th report produced by the Forest Sector Charter Council (FSCC),

Can the Forest Sector Masterplan turn the tide?

The Forestry Sector has a high level masterplan in place that is poised to revitalise the entire value chain, as

Download the latest SA Forestry magazine

Download SA forestry magazine July edition for free and read Chris Chapman's editorial for all the highlights of the 'comeback'

SAFAS – Making forest certification effective for all scales of forestry

By Steven Germishuizen, Craig Norris and David Everard SAFAS (Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme) has taken great strides during this

None but ourselves – Manguzi forestry on the rise

A story about the Manguzi timber growers by forester-at-large, JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA I recently visited Manguzi town on a forestry cruising

Tackling S. Cape alien invasion with drones

“During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains

Ultra strong and flexible wood film could replace plastic

Wood and fibre scientist Qilang Fu and his team at Scion Research have created a transparent wood film that is

New leadership at NCT

Danny Knoesen takes over the helm as General Manager of NCT Forestry Cooperative Ltd at an interesting time in history.

A trip down memory lane

20 years ago in SA Forestry magazine….. Water wars A confrontation between the Department of Water Affairs and the forestry

‘Survival’ the key for small-scale growers

SA Forestry journalist-at-large JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA chats to small-scale growers and a transport contractor, to find out how they are doing

UCL keeps business rolling in the hills of KZN

Business is steaming ahead for UCL in the KZN midlands, providing hope to its shareholders and a continued livelihood to

Timber industry offers help to house Covid refugees

Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) and the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) have offered the South African Government their

Forest Sector holding up in Covid-19 lockdown

By Chris Chapman How the SA Forestry Sector survives through lockdown and an uncertain future … The Forestry South Africa

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

The role and importance of the forestry sector

By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: deonvw@absa.co.za) It has for a long time been recognised that the

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