SA’s biggest land reform forestry project

Some 19000 ha of state forest situated on either side of Lake Sibaya in northern KwaZulu-Natal is set to be

Forestry projects taking off in Eastern Cape

The announcement by government a few years ago that it was targeting 100 000 ha of new afforestation in the

Making the most of a small farm

Nanina Japhet 'NJ' Madonsela is the winner of the NCT top tree farmer award for farmers operating on communal land.

Forestry at the core of flagship Umgano project

The Umgano project is a shining example of how commercial forestry can provide a launch pad for sustainable development, setting

E.Cape forestry projects

A number of exciting new community forestry projects are taking shape in the 'Transkei' region of the Eastern Cape after

Small grower from Richards Bay wins NCT award

Sihle 'Brian' Msweli from Richards Bay area was named NCT's top tree farmer in the category of farms managed on

First timber harvest for Ntuso Holdings

Effective teamwork between Sappi, the IDC and an emerging timber grower contributes to the success of a forestry project that

Historic rental handover

"Today I am here to keep the promise to the St Paul, Mkwanazi, Vierkant, Qolombane, Ngujini, Qelane and Gqogqora communities

E. Cape communities excited about forestry opportunities

Community representatives, traditional leaders and councillors from the Elundini area in the Eastern Cape attended field days at the Mabandla

Former farm labour tenants get behind land reform project

A community of former farm labour tenants who have acquired ownership of a timber, sugar and game farm in the

Khulanathi: sourcing timber from small growers

An exciting new black empowered procurement company is sourcing timber from thousands of woodlot growers in Zululand and supplying fibre

Kwambo small farmer wins NCT award

Philip Mathaba, a self-taught forester based in Kwambonambi, Richards Bay, won the NCT Tree Farmer of the Year award in

Restitution farm going backwards

A runaway fire that destroyed several hundred hectares of plantations and extensive grazing on a land restitution farm near Babanango

Mondi partners with forestry land reform communities

Mondi has established Mondi Forestry Partners to provide support to land reform beneficiaries in an effort to sustain the productivity

Siyathuthuka Timber Co-op provides marketing benefits to small growers

Siyathuthuka Timber co-operative held its third AGM in the Dalton Farmers Hall in August. There was once again an exceptional

A dream comes true for timber farmer

Themba has extensive experience in forestry with both Sappi and Mondi, and over the past 10 years or so has

Self-taught timber farmer wins NCT Award

Muntu Zulu, who grows timber on 69 hectares on tribal land in Zululand, is a self-taught timber farmer and entrepreneur.

Sappi helps put land claims project back on track

Sappi is working with a community trust to manage 8 000 ha of land, half of which is planted to

Second Mondi land claim settled

The pace of land restitution is picking up, with the recent signing by Mondi Group joint Chairman, Cyril Ramaphosa, of

Mondi’s management model for Kranskop land restitution project

With more than half of the national timber estate currently subject to land claims, it is in the interests of

A Zululand community takes the lead in managing 38 000 ha

The Emcakwini community has claimed 38 000 ha of land in the Babanango area, stretching from the hills of Zululand

Eastern Cape Community Forestry Project

The Cata community, a community of three villages located in the foothills of the Amathola Mountains in the Keiskammahoek area

Samungu: a potential hub of forestry development on traditional land

The timber growers of Samungu are well known among forestry people of KZN. They started growing gum in the early

First harvest for community forestry projects

Three communities in the Umzimkhulu area have successfully established plantations on communal land and have started their first harvest. Mabandla

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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