28th June 2022

Thinnings drone works from above

An innovative Swedish start-up has been in stealth mode since the start of 2020, but now they have finally revealed

28th June 2022

Preparing for the next mega fire

‘Preparing for the next Mega Fire’ is the theme of the 13th Fire Management Symposium, scheduled to be held at

27th June 2022

FSA secures R18 m funding for forest protection

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) concluded between Forestry South Africa and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)

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

20th June 2022

Wattle growers share experiences

Foresters from NTE and NCT hosted a field day for an enthusiastic group of small-scale wattle growers at NCT’s Ahrens

26th May 2022

Bell focuses on agriculture & forestry with JCB

Bell Equipment Group has reached an agreement to distribute and support the JCB Agriculture product range in South Africa. Coinciding

20th May 2022

Pursuing opportunities in a struggling economy – Notes from FSA’s 20th AGM

Forestry South Africa held its 20th Annual General Meeting in the KZN midlands recently, hosting a ‘live’ event attended by

20th April 2022

New protected trees in SA

Four new species have been added to the list of trees that are protected under the National Forests Act in

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

31st March 2022

Faltering rail service undermines competitiveness of the forest sector

A logistical nightmare is busy unfolding for forestry and downstream industries in South Africa as the freight rail service that

17th March 2022

Celebrating Global Recycling Day

To celebrate Global Recycling Day on Friday 18th March, the Fibre Circle has joined forces with two local packaging companies

28th February 2022

Forestry events back in the real world

Popular forestry and wood processing events are slowly coming back out of the woodwork into the real world after a

15th February 2022

Personal aerial electric vehicle in the forest

It was always going to be a matter of time before drone technology was adapted by innovative engineers to carry

14th February 2022

National Minimum Wage – but can employers afford it?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 2022 has been set at R23.19 per hour, which translates to R185.52 for an

02nd December 2021

Forest GIS and Remote Sensing conference

A Forest GIS and Remote Sensing conference is taking place at the Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani in Durban from 9-10

30th November 2021

SA Forestry 2021 Annual published

SA Forestry’s 2021 Annual printed edition has been published. This 80-page glossy publication covers the forestry industry from seedling to

28th September 2021

Showcasing emerging design talent

The work of 20 emerging young designers from around the world is being showcased in a prestigious exhibition at the

24th September 2021

FSC gets behind climate change mitigation efforts

As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for

23rd August 2021

STIHL bounces back

It’s a month since the unrest that saw the STIHL SA head office and its warehouse in Pietermaritzburg being totally

17th August 2021

23 060 trees planted by hand in 24 hours

A 22-year-old Canadian tree planter, Antoine Moses, has set a new world record for planting 23,060 trees by hand in

11th August 2021

CMO to market certified forest products via global trading platform

The South African-based CMO Group has secured investment from venture capital fund E4E Africa to grow its forest-based operations and establish

10th August 2021

AfrEquip moves to new premises

South African-based forestry equipment supplier AfrEquip has relocated their head office to a bigger, new facility in Pietermaritzburg. “Over the

06th August 2021

Remembering Benno Krieg

Yet another prominent figure in the forestry industry - Benno Krieg – has passed away as a result of Covid-19.

05th August 2021

Tribute to Piet van Zyl, CEO of York Timbers

Pieter “Piet” van Zyl, who passed away from Covid-19 on 17 July 2021, was CEO of solid wood products group

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.
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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
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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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