14th April 2022

NMU’s top students in Forestry, Wood Technology & Veld Fire Management

A special awards ceremony was held on April 7 at the Nelson Mandela University George campus to recognise the top

29th July 2021

Tribute to Dr Jaap Steenkamp

By Fanie Viljoen – CEO, Novelquip Forestry The South African forestry industry has lost a stalwart in Dr Jacob Cornelus

19th July 2021

JOB OFFERED: Wetmill Manager at Thesen Sawmill

We have permanent position for a Wetmill Manager at Thesen Sawmill Branch, George. Thesen Sawmill a division of PG Bison

22nd April 2021

International collaboration boosts forestry education

Five South African universities have partnered with local and international stakeholders to introduce cutting edge, climate-smart forestry and entrepreneurship to

16th December 2020

New offerings boost productivity development in SA

The Stellenbosch University Forest Operation Research and Forest Productivity team recently launched an on-line Time and Productivity Development short course

16th December 2020

Advanced Diploma in Forestry Management

Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute (formerly known as Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry) has added an

24th November 2020

NMU gets showcase CLT building

After almost 150 years of concrete and steel, the world is returning to wood. This time around it is Cross

02nd October 2020

Silviculture webinar coming up

‘Towards Modernised Silviculture’ is the focus of a free webinar presented by the Forestry Department of Nelson Mandela University on

30th July 2020

Forestry students coping with Covid

There is no doubt that this pandemic stretched our limits in many ways. Even though forestry is considered essential services,

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

19th June 2019

Forestry students gather for regional meeting

SARM to see continent’s Forestry students, stakeholders converge at Mandela University in George... The Student Forestry Association from Mandela University

19th June 2019

SAFCA celebrates 30 years

The SA Forestry Contractors Association (SAFCA) is the second oldest association in forestry in South Africa after Forestry South Africa

15th March 2019

MTO’s skills programme turns people on to forestry

A group of young people from eMbonisweni and Hazyview in the White River region of Mpumalanga have recently completed MTO’s

14th August 2018

Advanced forestry valuation course

Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with Margules Groome Consulting from Australia, will present an Advanced Forest Valuation course from 14 to

25th July 2018

Bumper graduation at NMU George

Nelson Mandela University’s graduation season commenced on a high note with a record number of students successfully completing their studies.

19th March 2018

Development of forestry qualifications on track

Forestry Sector and training stakeholders met in Pietermaritzburg in January to review progress in the development of forestry qualifications. The

06th September 2017

International Forestry Students Symposium 2017

International forestry students get an overview of forestry in SA... By Zamadlamini Dlamini, NMU forestry student. Photos by Ambani Tshidzumba,

16th December 2016

Looking to develop your business skills?

A comprehensive business management training programme to be delivered in Piet Retief and Hilton (KwaZulu-Natal) is now open for applications.

02nd November 2016

Biomass harvesting short courses

CMO will be presenting two short courses on ‘Biomass Harvesting for Energy’ in Mpumalanga during November. Two international experts in

19th August 2016

Skills development through wood

This year the Working with Wood Show, held in partnership with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), is to

02nd August 2016

NMMU Veldfire Management course going strong

The Higher Certificate in Veldfire Management – the only course of its kind in the country – has been going

25th April 2016

NMMU George graduation

NMMU’s 2016 graduation season was held at the Civic Centre in George recently. A record number of students were awarded

26th May 2015

NMMU George Campus Science Faculty graduates excel

A 10% growth in graduates at both post and undergraduate level, and a 44% increase in the number of distinctions, was cause for celebration at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s recent graduation ceremony in George...

20th April 2015

Forestry: an exciting career

The good news for young people wanting to pursue a career in forestry is that graduates from our top universities are in demand and virtually all of them find jobs in the South African industry fairly quickly...

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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