‘Taming the Wildfires on the Garden Route’

Drastic action is required to prevent future destructive wildlfires in the southern Cape, writes Neels de Ronde in his recently

Closing the loop to improve environmental performance

Partnerships and collaborations with researchers, expert consultants, environmental NGOs and other external stakeholders has helped Mondi Forests ensure continuous improvement

SA Forestry Assurance Scheme set to transform certification landscape

The Southern African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is set to transform the forest certification landscape in Southern Africa and possibly

Celebrating all things wood at Knysna Timber Festival 2020

The Knysna Timber Festival will be celebrating its 8th annual showcase of local excellence across the value chain, in the

Amazon on fire

Interesting facts and myths about the Amazon By Theo Stehle The massive fires burning in the Amazon rainforest have been

Bell wins Exporter of the Year award

Bell Equipment won Exporter of the Year Award (Large category; turnover >R200 million) and was runner-up in the Exporter of

Financial management and structuring of debt

Optimal financial structure By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: deonvw@absa.co.za) When analysing the financial structure of the

Subscribe and win a signed copy of ‘God’s Trees’

Subscribe to SA Forestry magazine now (or renew your subscription) and you could win a signed copy of this awesome

Economy casts a shadow over Forest Sector

The South African economy is in a deep, dark hole and it is going to take a lot of work,

Training initiative supports economic development in rural KZN

The establishment of a training academy at a remote rural village in southern KwaZulu-Natal is set to unlock the human

SA tree farmers spread their wings to Mozambique

A group of leading South African commercial timber farmers has set up an exciting forestry project in central Mozambique focusing

The role of mentorship

Mentorship is a familiar concept in the context of rural development in South Africa. It refers to the process of

Determining the financial position of a farming operation

The Bank should always know what a client's financial position is and whether or not he/she is making progress. To

Economies of size and scale in forestry

By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: deonvw@absa.co.za) We have all heard and discussed the concept ‘economies of

Remembering the good old days

If REMINISCENCE is a sign of old age, there must be a lot of old codgers in the forestry industry.

Ozwathini - in search of sustainable landscapes

This film tells the story of Ozwathini, a remote rural community situated in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where

Foresters stumble on toothpick idea!

By Gilbert Plant / gilbertidplant@gmail.com The barman of the Babanango Hotel pub was a giant ex-Royal Marine. The traditional, congenial

Bumper graduation at NMU George

Nelson Mandela University’s graduation season commenced on a high note with a record number of students successfully completing their studies.

Land reform and land ownership

South Africa’s agribusiness sector has long believed that land ownership should reflect far greater equitability and give effect to the

Leaner, more focused ICFR

The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) has undergone a major re-structure to create a leaner and more focused organization

Seeing off the threats to our forestry businesses

SA Forestry magazine editor, Chris Chapman reports on the recent FSA Annual General Meeting... The debate around expropriation of land

The changing face of forestry in the Lowveld

A lot of attention was focused on timber theft and related crimes in the Lowveld over the past few years,

Internal audit spoils a fine morning

Dark silhouettes slowly start to lighten as dawn breaks, giving form to the surrounding trees and bush, picking out fences

Development of forestry qualifications on track

Forestry Sector and training stakeholders met in Pietermaritzburg in January to review progress in the development of forestry qualifications. The

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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