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Commenting period on the SAFAS forestry standard closes today - 28th of September 2017
28 September, 2017
The period for commenting on the SAFAS forestry standard closes on the 28th of September 2017.  The SAFAS working group have a workshop on the 2nd of October 2017 to agree on the final standard to be taken into testing on the 3rd and 4th of October where the indicators will be tested for impact, clarity and auditability. read more
#G0PINK with Husqvarna – and win an automower
27 September, 2017
One of the world's leading producers of forest, park and garden products - Husqvarna - has teamed up with South African charity PinkDrive to highlight awareness and raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Husqvarna will #goPink for the campaign. read more
Testing nursery research in the forest
27 September, 2017
Friday offcuts
Several nursery trials carried out as part of GCFF projects in New Zealand have shown that reductions in fungicide and fertiliser use can produce seedlings of the same or better quality when leaving the nursery gate, but how much does this matter after those seedlings are planted in the forest? read more
Report back to industry from the chair of the department of Forest & Wood Science - Prof Pierre Ackerman
25 September, 2017
University of Stellenbosch
We as an Industry are indebted to Pierre's enormous contribution, since 2000, in providing the Industry with relevant research outputs & just as importantly, providing the Industry with the highly trained forestry professionals needed to ensure the continued ecological & financial sustainability of the Industry. read more
SAFCOL Forestry Industrialisation Conference 2017
22 September, 2017
 Invitation to the SAFCOL Forestry Industrialisation Conference from the 4 - 5 October 2017. read more
Dennis Dykes' word on building our economy
21 September, 2017
Dolphin Bay
South Africa may have climbed out of a technical recession but we will need new political direction - that engenders business confidence - if we are to build a healthy economy that can create jobs. Much hinges on the outcome of the upcoming ANC's elective conference, if it goes ahead. read more
Working with Wood Show
19 September, 2017
Working with wood
As Arbour month draws to a close, the excitement builds among wood-lovers with the 2017 Working with Wood Show taking place in George this weekend 22-25 September. The Nelson Mandela University Campus is the hub of activity for the Working with Wood Show and concurrent... read more
Lonza’s Depth of Resources Leads to Complete Customer Satisfaction
19 September, 2017
When it comes to meeting the requirements of each customers' unique needs, Lonza Wood Protection's experienced team will pull out all the stops to provide the depth of resources needed to meet customer needs and exceed their expectations. read more
Arbour month is here
6 September, 2017
Working with wood
Arbour month is officially underway and it is only fitting that the 2017 Working with Wood Show is to be held within this month, only a few short weeks away. The picturesque Nelson Mandela University George will be a hive of activity over the weekend 22 - 25 September... read more
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, 6th Edition
6 September, 2017
SkillsTrain Distribution
New Releases for all your training requirements : Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, 6th Edition read more
National Minimum Wage - Apparent Omission of Forestry Workers from 90% Dispensation
6 September, 2017
The draft NWM Bill has still not been released for public comment but there is a particular concerned about what is contained in subsections 2 and 3 of the Draft Bill under "SCHEDULE 1: NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE" read more
2nd DANA Africa Forest Industry Investment Conference & Field Trip
4 September, 2017
The 2nd DANA Africa Forest Industry Investment Conference will be held at Skukuza Conference Centre in Kruger National Park on 12 & 13 September. This will be followed by a 2-day field trip in Mpumalanga Province to softwood & hardwood forests, and to pole, plywood & pulp manufacturing plants and to a major fire control centre. read more
Request for proposal for safety training material developers and moderaters - New Qualification : Safety Instructor
4 September, 2017

Request for proposals for material developers and moderators for the development of training material for the safety inspector (forestry and related industries safety, health and environment)

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