The Economy of the Future will Grow on Trees
2 April, 2020
Planting more trees and using more wood in our daily lives can help us mitigate the effects of climate change, reverse biodiversity loss and reduce pollution - as long as we do it right
Saying goodbye to a Forestry icon
24 March, 2020
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New Agriculture Development Agency Aims For R25bn In Investment
24 March, 2020
The South African Agricultural Development Agency was officially
launched in Pretoria on Tuesday, and hopes to facilitate investments of
R25 billion in the agricultural sector over the next ten years. AGDA is the culmination of an initiative which began about two years ago.
Rise in the National Minimum Wage
23 March, 2020
Thulas Nxesi, the Minister of
Employment and Labour, gazetted South Africa's new minimum
wage which took effect from 1 March 2020.
The new minimum wage of
R18.68 per hour, for each ordinary hour worked, for forestry
and farm workers.
Forests and Biodiversity
20 March, 2020
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the
International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each
International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake
local, national and international efforts.
Why plantations are NOT green deserts
19 March, 2020
Ahead of the United Nations' International Day of Forests on 21 March,
Forestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath
talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in
conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value.
Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis
19 March, 2020
African business leaders have a
responsibility to stand together to
keep business moving, protect
employment and the economy ticking
According to Frank Mullen, CEO of
Zinia, a leading mid-sized telecoms
and ICT provider.
Forestry Industry addressing the impact of COVID-19 with the Government through the PPGI
18 March, 2020
Friday, 28 February 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO)
declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, resulting
in Governments around the world strengthening their containment
measures. Besides the obvious health implications.
Ramaphosa declares Covid-19 national disaster, says 61 cases confirmed in SA
16 March, 2020
Pretoria - President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are now 61 confirmed
cases of coronavirus in South Africa and has declared a national state
of disaster. Initially, it was people who had travelled out of the country, especially from Italy.
Infection Control and Prevention - Covid 19
11 March, 2020
Infection control and prevention training is vital to any organization providing emergency medical services. Action Training Systems' (ATS) 3-title Infection Control & Prevention series provides a systematic understanding of bloodborne, airborne, and other diseases of concern to emergency responders.
An Introduction to Quantitative Genetics
9 March, 2020
Following requests received for further training on quantitative genetics, we will be hosting a new and tailor-made course in this field. The basic concepts and skills are not widely taught, yet the fundamental quantitative genetic principles are very important for breeders to understand and be able to apply.
FSC Presents at Printing SA Networking Meeting
2 March, 2020
On the 20
February Printing SA, KwaZulu-Natal Chamber hosted their first business networking event
for the year at the Westville Country Club in eThekweni. Despite
traffic delays and looming load shedding we managed just to get through the
agenda, which the workshop delegates found most informative.
Forestry farmer makes his first million by 27
21 February, 2020
Musawenkosi Kubheka wants to leave a huge legacy for his childrenForestry
farmer Musawenkosi Kubheka believes newcomers in the agricultural
industry can survive and even thrive in forestry in Mzansi. The
29-year-old farmer from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal is a living testament to this.