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Tut meeting to discuss the introduction of an NQF level 5 forestry qualification
7 August, 2018
The purpose of the meeting is to, indicate the role that TUT may play in providing education and training to workers in the Forestry Industry at lower skills levels. Share with the Industry the results of the situation analysis that CMO conducted in terms of the feasibility of introducing such courses. read more
RISI discount offer for FSA members - 20% off Conference Early Bird Rate
3 August, 2018
We have entered into an agreement with RISI for our Forestry South Africa members to take advantage of 20% discount off the Conference Early Bird rate for the upcoming International Woodfiber Resource & Trade Conference in Durban, South Africa from 17-19 September. read more
Wood-Mizer acquires Swedish woodworking machine manufacturer
31 July, 2018
Wood-Mizer, the world's leader and proven choice in the sawmill industry has announced that it has acquired the business interests of Swedish woodworking machine manufacturer, MOReTENs AB. The acquisition of MOReTENs will place a full rang of 4-sided moulders... read more
Infrastructure Africa Business Forum to provide solutions for Africa's socio-economic challenges
30 July, 2018
Infrastructure Africa
The impact of Africa's current economic status and future growth potential on infrastructure development will be deliberated during the 7th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum (IABF)at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 9th and 10th of October. read more
Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu Natal economy
30 July, 2018
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas, south of Durban. read more
Tree farmers awarded for excellence
30 July, 2018
NCT FORESTRY announced its tree farmer of the year awards at its AGM in Pietmaritzburg recently. Jon MacKenzie and Margaret Buyisile Mdunge received this year's tree farmer awards from NCT. Recognised for their excellence in sustainable plantation management. read more
Jonkershoek MTB Trails: Becoming a global attraction
30 July, 2018
The Jonkershoek mountain biking trails in Stellenbosch are steadily becoming not only one of South Africa's top MTB destinations but a global attraction. Please see below a press release on the history and current status of the trails. read more
12th Veldfire Management Symposium 3-5 October
25 July, 2018
Nelson Mandela University
Invitation to the 12th Veldfire Management Symposium held from 3 - 5 October 2018 read more
Stakeholder Consultation on Diesel Refund Reform - Forestry Workshop
25 July, 2018
An invitation to a Forestry Specific Workshop on the Diesel Refund Reform will be taking place at SARS Khanyisa offices in Brooklyn, Pretoria, on Wednesday 22 August 2018. This is an important workshop and members are encouraged to attend. read more
FSC Africa Newsletter
18 July, 2018
News & Views from the Forest Stewardship Council - July 2018 read more
Curriculum Review of BSc. Agriculture (Forestry Specialistion) offered by the University of Venda
18 July, 2018
University of Venda
The Department of Forestry was first established in 1998, with the first batch of students being registered in 1999. The department offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Forestry Specialisation).  The Department is dedicated to developing scientists... read more
Infrastructure Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Infrastructural Transformation in the Continent
18 July, 2018
Infrastructure Africa
The rapid pace of infrastructural development in the continent has made a significant contribution to the economic turnaround that Africa has experienced in recent years. Even though headed in the right direction with regards to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. read more
Faulty Telkom lines at FSA - KZN (UPDATE)
17 July, 2018
Broken phone
UPDATE: KZN FSA office lines are up and running again read more
Invite to demonstration of the Novelquip Proplant 1
17 July, 2018
Invitation and brochure to a field demonstration of the new ProPlant 1 (PP1) automated seedling planter. Should members like to attend the demonstration, to be held on 26 July 2018 at Bergplaas, Southern Cape, please contact Dr Jaap Steenkamp directly. read more
WoodEX For Africa (Opens in 2 Days!)
9 July, 2018
WoodEX for Africa 2018 opens its doors in just two days and takes place from 11 to 13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The show has already enjoyed excellent support from the industry and ticket sales are booming! read more
Agriculture & Forestry Expo: White River, Mpumalanga: Visit, Exhibit, Sponsor
6 July, 2018
AGFO Expo 2018 will again this year take place at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River, Mpumalanga from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November 2018. Over the past two years the expo has grown in popularity and this year we are proud to announce that SAMAC... read more
Staking SA’s future in Ecotourism
6 July, 2018
South Africa is home to some of nature's most incredible places. One company seeks to turn those into a boost for the country's people and economy. In 2016 the international tourism sector generated US$7.6 trillion, roughly a tenth of global GDP. read more
Faulty Telkom lines at FSA - KZN (UPDATE)
3 July, 2018
Broken phone
UPDATE: KZN FSA office are experiencing problems with their Telkom lines read more