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Good times for SA forestry
30 March, 2017
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The local forestry industry has increased its roundwood production despite an almost 20% decrease in total forestry plantation area since 1998. In 2015, SA's total annual roundwood production was approximately 18 million cubic metres (15.3 million tons) from 1.2 million hectares... read more
Planting restrictions cause timber shortage
24 March, 2017
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The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits has led to a timber shortage. About 70% of the sawn timber in SA is used for construction purposes. The rest is used in the furniture sector, the joinery sector and the packaging sector... read more
Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training Courses - Protea Agricultural Training Centre
23 March, 2017
Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training, Year programme 2017 read more
The ins and outs of forestry explained on new website
22 March, 2017
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The United Nations International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017 was marked by Forestry South Africa with the launch of an information and illustration-rich website, ‘Forestry Explained'. The International Day of Forests is about celebrating all forests, indigenous and commercial. read more
Commercial forests are full of untapped energy
20 March, 2017
The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in contributing to the production... read more
Update of the 7th Forest Science Symposium
13 March, 2017
Planning for the ICFR/IUFRO 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 is well in hand and detailed information can be found on the ICFR website read more
Mr Gordhan praises CEO Initiative
9 March, 2017
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has praised the business leaders of the CEO Initiative as "innovators" who have demonstrated that it is possible for business, labour and government to work together on key projects. The trust established between the three parties last year... read more
Forest Investment Conference
2 March, 2017
Get a European perspective on global timberland investments at the 4th Annual Forest Investment Conference. After three years in New York City, this event is moving to London - a move reflecting the globalization of timberland investing.  Attracted to this financial hub city... read more
Two different open courses Mpumalanga - Productivity and costs; Road management
2 March, 2017
Andrew Mc Ewan of CMO will be presenting two open courses in Mpumalanga at the beginning of April. Both courses will be presented at Bundu Lodge between Nelspruit and White River. The first course, titled "Managing productivity and costs in forestry operations"... read more