Case studies on employment best practice

The recent devastating strikes amongst farm workers in the Western Cape has once again drawn attention to the critical importance of maintaining good labour relations and fair employment conditions

Jobs vs Starvation

Rory Mack offers some insight into the controversial topic of decent work vs wage rates... The current back and forth

Showdown over labour looms

How the outcome of the Labour Law Amendment Bills could impact on growers, contractors and workers. By Jeanette Clarke The

Task work in forestry

In the labour column published in the April 2012 issue of SA Forestry magazine, some of the key findings of

It’s like running a marathon every day

Over the past decade, there have been a number of studies done in South Africa on the ergonomics of forestry work. All studies reviewed present a similar finding: that there is a severe mismatch between the physical demands of certain types of forestry work and workers' capabilities...

Mondi’s plan to create ‘decent work’

Mondi's South African forests division has embarked on an ambitious programme to improve working conditions for the thousands of workers

Working conditions of forestry workers in South Africa

  A study into working conditions of forestry labour commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is

Striving for decent work in the forestry sector

IntroductionThe previous column on forest labour highlighted the impact that labour outsourcing had on wages and working conditions in the

A job of choice or last resort

There was a sea-change in labour practices in the forestry industry between the 1990s and early 2000s. Where previously, forest

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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