25th October 2023

ABC pioneering processors of biomass

Africa Biomass Company (ABC) has been a pioneer in the development of biomass processing such as wood chips, biofuel, and

23rd August 2023

Roadside sawmiller changing lives

A sawmill near Moria in South Africa’s Limpopo Province is the backbone of an extraordinary business success story that is

03rd July 2023

Sawmillers on the ropes

A ‘perfect storm’ of rising input costs, roundlog resource challenges, unreliable electricity supply, declining exchange rates, high prime lending interest

09th February 2023

JRM's journey to success

Hectorspruit-based JRM Pallets is investing in continued growth to improve productivity and unlock business opportunities in the region … The

14th September 2022

President Ramaphosa opens Sappi Saiccor mill expansion

The mammoth expansion and upgrade of the Sappi Saiccor mill was officially opened by the President of South Africa, Cyril

27th June 2022

Drying timber in-field improves logistics

An innovative project by the Weatherboard timber sawmill in Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal has boosted efficiencies, saved fuel and reduced environmental impact

24th March 2022

New look Sawmilling SA

To celebrate the International Day of Forests on March 21, Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) has come up with a new

10th March 2022

The Cape sawlog PINCH!

The scramble for scarce roundlog resources in the Southern Cape has stakeholders on edge while government takes tentative steps to

29th October 2021

Understanding the circular economy

What is the circular economy? It’s a closed loop of taking, making and re-using – as opposed to a linear

25th October 2021

Conservation and forestry

The NCT Tree Farmer of the Year is awarded annually to tree farming operations that display excellence in sustainable plantation

18th October 2021

Short-term protection from sapstain and mould

Sap staining fungi and mould are a costly problem in the wood processing industry. Left untreated, freshly cut wood is

09th July 2021

Illegally treated timber seized

Arch Wood Protection South Africa has praised the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS) for seizing R1 million worth of

25th November 2020

High profile delegation visits Sappi Saiccor Vulindlela expansion project

The Sappi Saiccor mill situated in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal hosted a high-level delegation from the office of the outgoing MEC for

06th May 2020

A new process for preserving lumber

A new lumber preserving process being developed by Georgia Tech researchers could offer advantages over pressure treating... Pressure treating, which

01st May 2020

Timber industry offers help to house Covid refugees

Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) and the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) have offered the South African Government their

02nd May 2019

Highlands Sawmill prospers with Wood-Mizer

The road to Harding in KwaZulu-Natal passes through some of the most scenic landscapes in South Africa. Green pastures and

21st November 2018

Building a sawmilling business in Zimbabwe

Richard Saziya’s successful sawmilling businesses in Zimbabwe rely on Wood-Mizer sawmills to trade profitably, rebuild communities, restore roads, preserve forests

14th May 2018

Wood-Mizer resaw gives pallet manufacturer the edge

South Africa’s Northern Cape province is the driest area in the country with an average rainfall of only 202 mm.

25th January 2018

Wood-Mizer's TITAN Hybrid range

The TITAN Hybrid range bridges the gap between narrow band and wide band technologies in the small to medium sized

16th November 2017

Wood-Mizer LX450 twin rail sawmill boosts productivity

Mitrek Sawmill, owned by Peet Groenewald, is located in White River, Mpumalanga. The mill cuts mainly pallet components for the

08th August 2017

Automated edgers boost sawmill productivity

Wood-Mizer Titan’s range of automated edgers matches affordability to high processing speeds, maximum output and recovery that give maximum returns

08th August 2017

Sawmillers facing challenging future

South Africa is now officially in recession. Sawmilling is driven primarily by the construction industry, so if the construction sector

27th July 2017

Understanding wood preservation

Wood preservation can be categorised into two types; primary (industrial) and secondary (DIY). Primary wood preservation involves an industrial process

04th July 2017

Notes from the Sawmilling SA AGM

Sawmilling South Africa’s 9th AGM was held at SAFCA House in Johannesburg in June, on the same day that wildfires

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