23rd February 2022

Wonderful wattle in Matimatolo

NCT’s Small-Scale Tree Farmer of the Year for 2021 demonstrates how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation

23rd February 2022

Agroforestry the sustainable way at Chevy Chase

An agroforestry approach is providing a rural Eastern Cape community with a chance to develop and farm their land more

15th February 2021

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

18th September 2020

Prime plantation farm on auction


07th September 2020

FSC certification breakthrough for small-scale growers

While most of South Africa was still living and working under Level 3 lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping

28th July 2020

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

19th May 2020

Use lockdown time to strengthen CPAs

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the implementation of the nationwide lockdown may have deferred the land reform programme as

01st April 2020

Richmond timber gone missing

‘We want our land back, jobs and economic opportunities’ … a case of timber gone missing at Richmond Municipality. By

23rd March 2020

Amandla Emvelo CPA steps up a gear

Amandla Emvelo CPA, a community owned and managed tree farming enterprise based in Hermannsburg, KZN, has recently upgraded its forestry

28th January 2020

Slow but steady as forestry takes root in E Cape

The potential for forestry to bring sustainable jobs and economic development to remote rural areas of the Eastern Cape (former

04th December 2019

Land claim settlement favours landowners

Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth land claim case in favour of the landowners. The outcome

03rd September 2019

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’

03rd September 2019

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

02nd May 2019

The role of mentorship

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

30th November 2018

Sappi re-tools its small-scale timber grower programme

Sappi was one of the early pioneers of forestry outgrower programmes through Project Grow, which started way back in 1983.

16th October 2018

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

10th July 2018

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

08th June 2018

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

01st June 2018

Sappi Khulisa: developing enterprises by sharing value

The world’s challenge today is to balance ecologically sustainable development with economic growth and this is becoming more difficult as

13th March 2018

Re-establishing small-scale grower plantations in Sokhulu

An exciting project to assist small-scale growers in Sokhulu area of Zululand to rejuvenate their forestry businesses by re-establishing their

07th November 2017

Forestry industrialisation initiative kicks off ...

South African Forestry Company Ltd (Safcol), in collaboration with key government stakeholders, has launched an exciting initiative aimed at raising

13th July 2017

Grazing as a tool to maintain diversity in mesic grasslands

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe Ecological networks (ENs) among forestry compartments can conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as

23rd May 2017

Wetlands restoration

(Tsitsikamma River Case Study) by Theo Stehle Recently I accompanied Cassie Carstens, Planning Manager of MTO Forestry (Cape), to a

16th March 2017

PEFC endorsed certification initiative good news for small growers

Forestry industry stakeholders have launched an initiative to develop an independent South African certification standard and system that could be

Husband and wife team Nomthandazo Hlombe and Fisokuhle Ngcobo, NCT’s Tree Farmers of the Year 2021, demonstrate how to establish and build a sustainable tree farming operation in faraway Matimatolo, near Kranskop in the KZN midlands. By Samora Chapman. ...

The largest mangrove reforestation project in Africa has been launched by Mozambique’s Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) in partnership with Blue Forest, a UAE-based mangrove reforestation specialist. Read more saforestryonline.co.za.

📸 Lake St Lucia, Chris Chapman.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa for 2022 has been set at R23.19 per hour, which translates to R185.52 for an eight-hour day, and R3 710.40 for a month with 20 working days. This represents a 6.9% increase over the 2021 NMW. Can employers afford it? Link in bio... #forestry #labour
📸 Chris Chapman

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 ...

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