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PSHB in the media
27 August, 2019
You might have seen the following and similar articles in the news or on social media, Finally A solution to get rid of the beetle that is killing SA's trees. A more accurate representation of our views are presented in the TimesLive article read more
Kwanalu: Land Desk Vacancy
21 August, 2019
The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu), which represents commercial and emerging farmers, and commodity organisations in KZN, is seeking to employ a young, self-driven and dynamic individual to fulfil a position in a newly created role relating to its Land Desk. read more
Forestry South Africa celebrates women in forestry with its profile series
9 August, 2019
This month, Forestry South Africa(FSA) is celebrating women in forestry. Over the next few weeks, FSA will benpublishing the stories of 24 women in a series of profiles on With more than 320 years experience among them in a variety of roles. read more
The spirit of doing business in Africa
8 August, 2019
Dolphin Bay
We live in a world of the quick fix and instant gratification. Yet our industry, by its very nature, requires long-term investment. Forestry companies must plant large tracts of trees and nurture them over decades. Treatment plants must ensure a long-term supply of timber... read more
Concerns and confusion as carbon tax kicks in
6 August, 2019
Dolphin Bay
The Carbon Tax came into effect on 01 June 2019, amid a flurry of confusion and controversy for the forestry, sawmilling, and timber-treatment industries. "The National Treasury has done this incorrectly," says Michael Peter of Forestry South Africa. read more
FSC Chain of Custody Pioneers of Innovation
6 August, 2019
E&C Charcoal and York Timbers are celebrating over 20 years of FSC CoC certification. Both companies were among the first in Africa, and the world, to obtain this certification. What on Earth could a lump of charcoal and a smooth sheet of plywood have in common. read more
Latest developments regarding expropriation without compensation
1 August, 2019
Agri SA
On Sunday 28 July, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, released the Report produced by the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture to the public. An article that appeared in yesterday's Business Day (29 July 2019) read more
Confirmation on SETA Landscape for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2030
1 August, 2019
Please find below part 1 of Government Gazette No. 42589, dated 22 July 2019, in which details pertaining to the scope of coverage of SETAs in terms of the Forestry and Forest Products Industries. On 22 August 2018, the Department of Higher Educastion and Training Gazetted a proposal... read more