“Simple, reliable, easy to maintain … effective!” This is how silviculture contractor Jabulani Shange describes the tractor-driven boom planter developed
Small-scale timber grower Mdumiseni Msomi is NCT’s Farmer of the Year for 2016 in the category of farms managed on
Forestry, farming, eco-tourism, sawmilling, training … The pioneering Umgano Community Initiative, built on a solid foundation of forestry, has progressed
The drought continues to deplete water resources, especially around Paulpietersburg, Piet Retief and in northern Zululand. Mondi and SiyaQhubeka Forests
This year the Working with Wood Show, held in partnership with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), is to
So you had a fire – five years ago which is thankfully a distant memory, or is it? The legal
Forestry, timber supply, jobs, government imperatives, invasive alien plants, fire risk, water resources, biodiversity, conservation … a potent cocktail of
An innovative project to train people in safe and sustainable bee-keeping in northern Zululand addresses the twin challenges of creating
By Coen Nienaber and Michal Brink The constitutional and legislative definitions of ‘environment’ include cultural and heritage resources. But as
Certification growing in Africa The perception that natural resources in Africa are being stripped and consumed wholesale by developed economies
An exciting new concept in rural development is taking shape on forestry land, halfway between Piet Retief and Ermelo in
Land claims have a significant impact on the forestry industry and cause a number of different issues, debates and outcomes.
This film shows the challenges faced by a community of small-scale plantation owners in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, as they look
The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa,
The world's forestry community got down to the serious work of plotting a sustainable future for people and trees yesterday
Day One of the long-awaited World Forestry Congress kicked off at Durban’s International Convention Centre with an impressive march-past by
Cedara's community Eco-Coffins Project creatively tackles unemployment, invasive alien species, water scarcity and exorbitant funeral costs in South Africa...
Biggest community forestry project creates 600 jobs in rural KwaZulu-Natal
Forestry is catching on in the Umzimkulu district of southern KwaZulu-Natal, with another community forestry project about to kick off.
The Mabandla community of southern KwaZulu-Natal, one of the pioneers of community-owned forestry in South Africa, is taking their timber
James Ballantyne of Rural Forest Development explains how a honey bee pilot project was set up at the Zintwala community
The contribution of small growers to the forestry industry is often under-estimated. Most of them have small patches of commercial
Mondi Zimele provides crucial business support for a community contracting business ... Members of the kwaZiqongwana Community Trust, Mkhwetha Trading,