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

03rd May 2023

A glimmer of belief that rail challenges are fixable

There is a spark of belief among forestry stakeholders that solutions to the deepening logistics challenges faced by the sector

21st April 2023

In search of a biocontrol for the Shot Hole Borer

Since it was discovered in KwaZulu-Natal in 2017, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) (Euwallacea fornicates) has spread rapidly into

28th March 2023

Linking small-scale wattle growers to market

The NCT forestry team hosted two field days for small-scale growers in the KZN midlands at their Glenside and Ahrens

21st March 2023

SAFCA NPC broadens its focus to pursue new opportunities

The SA Forestry Contractors’ Association NPC has stepped out of the shadow of the SA Forestry Contractors Association to give

17th March 2023

Focus on Forestry is back!

The good news for forestry stakeholders is that the Focus on Forestry Conference and Expo is back after a four-year

27th February 2023

W Cape state plantations coming back into forestry production

A Cabinet decision – taken in 2008 – to restore 22 000 hectares of state owned forestry plantations in the

25th February 2023

Certification Officer, Southern Africa (m-f-d)

The MissionFSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal

24th February 2023

9.6% hike in the National Minimum Wage

The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) for South Africa has been increased by 9.62%, pushing the rate for all workers

24th February 2023

New Chairperson leads revamped FSCC board

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has appointed a new Forest Sector Charter Council board, that

24th February 2023

WoodEX for Africa – Gateway to Africa’s timber trade

Established in 2012, WoodEX for Africa has become a leading trade event for the wood and timber industry in Africa.

02nd December 2022

Potential new biocontrol for Gonipterus

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) team is testing a tiny fly that could turn out to be an important

03rd November 2022


More red tape, more taxes, more climate challenges, more opportunities for forestry … “We are already in trouble … climate

28th October 2022

Forest Sector transformation making progress

The Forest Sector Charter Council, which is charged with supporting, promoting, guiding, facilitating, reporting and monitoring transformation of the Forest

14th October 2022

Key forestry skills programmes & qualifications approved

 The approval of six new skills programmes and two qualifications is great news for workers and employers in the forestry

05th October 2022

World’s tallest timber building going up in Zanzibar

The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is planning the highest green building in the world, a 28-storey apartment tower designed

29th September 2022

13th Fire Management Symposium coming up

‘Preparing for the next Mega Fire Event’ is the focus of the upcoming Fire Management Symposium being hosted by the

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