Remembering Benno Krieg

Yet another prominent figure in the forestry industry - Benno Krieg – has passed away as a result of Covid-19.

Tribute to Piet van Zyl, CEO of York Timbers

Pieter “Piet” van Zyl, who passed away from Covid-19 on 17 July 2021, was CEO of solid wood products group

Tribute to Dr Jaap Steenkamp

By Fanie Viljoen – CEO, Novelquip Forestry The South African forestry industry has lost a stalwart in Dr Jacob Cornelus

BIG trees have fallen

By Chris Chapman The passing of three forestry icons within days of each other has rocked the South African forestry

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,

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

New minimum wage: R18.68/hour

The national Minimum Wage for farm workers – including forestry workers – has been increased to R18.68 per hour, which

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 ups and downs of forestry contracting in SA

Delegates who attended the SAFCA 30 year Anniversary event held in the KZN midlands in mid-November got a glimpse of

Investment in training an investment in people and the future

Sappi is making a massive investment in skills training as it moves ahead with its aim of creating ‘shared value’

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

MTO’s skills programme turns people on to forestry

A group of young people from eMbonisweni and Hazyview in the White River region of Mpumalanga have recently completed MTO’s

R18 hour minimum wage

The implementation of the National Minimum Wage became effective from 1 January 2019.  In terms of forestry (and agricultural) workers,

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

How to create a safer workplace

Forestry companies spend millions of Rands each year on reducing accidents at the workplace. The modern economy demands low accident

Cutting edge technologies improving safety and ergonomics

One of the most interesting new technologies being developed in forest engineering is monitoring the fatigue and concentration of machine

Forestry minimum wages on the rise

An Agreement on the Introduction of a National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa has been signed by all parties

Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard

SDGSA is delighted to share with you Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS). This will

2016 minimum wage increase

The new minimum wage for Forestry and Agriculture workers for 2016 came into effect on March 1. This represents a

More than trees

The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa,

WFC day two: Conservation, sustainability and job creation

The world's forestry community got down to the serious work of plotting a sustainable future for people and trees yesterday

How the sector is adjusting to the new minimum wages – by Jeanette Clark

With effect from 1 April, the new minimum wages increased by a whopping 56% to R2 229.32 per month, or

Forestry: caught in the middle

A minimum wage for forestry workers is the subject of intense negotiation among stakeholders, seeking to find a balance between

New minimum wage boosts mechanization

The minimum wage for forestry workers in South Africa is set to increase by 56% to R2 229 per month,

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... saforestryonline.co.za Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

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.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat
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