Umgano Sawmill taking shape

The Mabandla community of southern KwaZulu-Natal, one of the pioneers of community-owned forestry in South Africa, is taking their timber

Cape timber supplies on a short fuse

Time is running out for the government to find a way to implement a Cabinet decision taken six years ago

Furniture factory utilises unwanted timber to create jobs

The Garden Route National Park boasts a furniture factory with a difference. Unmarketable gum trees left in clearfelled State plantations

Slow decline of indigenous timber industry

Southern Cape indigenous timber industry – are we witnessing the end of an era?by Theo Stehle / Email: Steam

Reliable old saw comes back from retirement

Weekend farmer Dave Wibberley needed to fell 200 trees, but had limited access for large transport to move the logs

Pellet plant raises ‘green’ opportunities in South Africa

There are power plants and heating plants in Europe running on 'green' fuel shipped all the way from South Africa.

Benefits of thin kerf sawmilling

'Kerf' is the thickness of the cut a saw blade makes as it passes through wood fibre when lumber is

Emerging sawmillers on the rise

With a secure supply of roundwood, the Hamann brothers are quietly building an integrated timber business in southern KZN and

Elegant Line: risen from the ashes

Elegant Line is a striking example of a sawmill that has come through a restart and clawed its way back

Rebuilt Spitzkop sawmill excels

If ever there was an advertisement for what an ideal sawmill should look like, it would be Spitzkop. Planned and

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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