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Legal Challenge with regards to Existing Lawful Water Use
29 May, 2019
Communication from Executive Director, Mr Michael Peter, concerning the legal challenge with regards to the existing lawful water use, together with the prior exchange of emails between John Scotcher and the FSC. read more
South African forestry research claims fame in the international Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award
22 May, 2019
South African forestry research claims fame in the international  Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced three global winners of the 2018-2019 Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. Among them was Martin Wierzbicki, an MSc graduate from University of Pretoria (UP) read more
Requests for verification of stream flow reduction activities as "existing lawful water uses" in terms of section 35 of the National Water Act, 1998
22 May, 2019
It has been drawn to FSA's attention that some of our members have received notices in terms of section 35(1) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Water Act) from the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) requesting them to apply for verification of their claim... read more
How sustainable plantations help save Uganda’s decimated forests
15 May, 2019
National Geographic
One of the most densely populated countries in Africa, Uganda has seen its population double in 12 years. With 95% of the population dependent on toxic charcoal and wood fuel for cooking, the natural forests have shrunk to only 10% of their original cover. read more
DPME and DGs approve the Forestry PPGI Business Plan
15 May, 2019
The PPGI held a meeting with the Economic Cluster of Directors-General in the Union Buildings last week. This was the last meeting of the Directors-General of the 5th administration since 1994 and so it was important for them to ratify the 5-year business plans of the key sectors. read more
Agri SA launches shale gas court proceedings
9 May, 2019
Agri SA can announce today that we launched court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas on 16 April 2019. This is after Agri SA received confirmation that the court papers... read more
Tekwani improves efficiencies with Wood-Mizer TITAN
3 May, 2019
Wood-Mizer TITAN Hybrid sawmill units go live at Tekwani's Normandien Sawmill, located near Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Tekwani is an integrated, family-owned agri-industrial group in South Africa, with operations including cattle, water-bottling, forestry and sawmilling. read more
Fire and Emergency Services Instructor
1 May, 2019
Skills Train
NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications requires Instructor Level I certification as a prerequisite for Fire Officer Level I. This NEW IFSTA Instructor text is ideal for these Level I learners. NEW! Forty-three skill sheets across Instructor Levels... read more