18th April 2024

Turning wood into animal feed

Lignin, a major component of wood and an abundant organic polymer, provides a multitude of functions especially in the industrial

23rd February 2024


Job opportunity for a young, vibrant Forester who is suitably qualified, experienced and meets the following requirements: • Physically fit•

23rd February 2024

Navigating the minefield of pesticide use in forestry

A ground-breaking study undertaken in the KZN midlands shows that pesticides commonly used in South African plantation forests pose low

13th February 2024

National Minimum Wage beats inflation - again

A National Minimum Wage of R27.58 per hour – effective from 1st March 2024 - has been announced by the

12th February 2024

CMO pioneers FSC certification around the world

CMO International, a diverse forestry company founded in South Africa, is making waves internationally by successfully achieving FSC chain of

10th January 2024

Can Safcol save Pietermaritzburg’s plantations?

The forests that surround Pietermaritzburg should be – could be – one of the city’s finest assets. If well managed

18th December 2023

Forestry on the front foot

The Supreme Court of Appeal has awarded in FSA’s favour unanimously and with costs, on the important matter of existing

15th December 2023

Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO

Bell Equipment has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief

24th November 2023

International meeting of forestry students

Two forestry students from South Africa recently attended the 51st International Forestry Students' Symposium in Germany. The students, Avelile Cishe

16th November 2023


New forestry equipment, strategies & insights The big international forestry brands plus local equipment manufacturers and service providers as well

02nd November 2023

The Great Woodchip Fire of 2023 … what now?

It has been dubbed ‘the Great Woodchip Fire of 2023’. It destroyed 200 000 tons of woodchips at NCT’s Richards

31st October 2023

Wattle field day in Eswatini

A successful wattle field day jointly organised by Eswatini-based Montigny Investments and South African-based NTE was held at Mhlambanyatsi in

24th October 2023

Forestry contractors association gets new CEO

Roger Johnston has been appointed CEO of the SA Forestry Contractors Association (Safca) following the resignation of previous CEO Dwayne

14th September 2023

Forest Sector making progress in meeting transformation targets

The good news is that the Forest Sector has improved its overall B-BBEE rating from Level 4 to Level 3,

31st July 2023

Countdown to Focus on Forestry

The countdown has begun to Focus on Forestry, South Africa’s premier forestry conference and expo, taking place in Karkloof, KZN

24th July 2023


AFGRI gets into forestry equipmentAFGRI Equipment Construction and Forestry has opened a new branch in Tzaneen, Limpopo province, South Africa.

19th July 2023

Measuring the forest sector’s sustainability progress

The International Council of Forest & Paper Association’s (ICFPA) latest Sustainability Progress Report demonstrates progress in seven key areas of

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

30th June 2023

Red flag over deteriorating health of forest soils

Planting the same tree species over successive rotations carries a high risk of deteriorating soil health, say FABI researchers …

31st May 2023

FSA plays key role in national crisis control

Forestry South Africa held its 21st AGM in the KZN midlands in May, attended by a record number of members

31st May 2023

Top NMU forestry & wood tech students applauded

A special awards ceremony was held at the Nelson Mandela George campus recently to acknowledge the top achievers in Forestry,

31st May 2023

Focusing on forestry’s role in greening the economy

‘The value of forestry in a greening economy’ is the theme of the Focus on Forestry Conference & Expo taking

31st May 2023

Energy … the new GOLD

Keynote speakers at FSA’s AGM slice and dice the energy crisis and uncover the opportunities that await private sector entrepreneurs

12th May 2023

Merensky opens distribution centre at Durban port

Merensky Timber has opened a new distribution centre and log yard in Prospecton, close to the Port of Durban, from

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