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Lonza Welcomes New Export Manager to Their Team
26 November, 2019
Lonza Wood Protection is pleased to announce the appointment of Theshin Naicker as the new Export Manager who will be looking after their East African customers as well as Limpopo and northern Mpumalanga customers. He brings 22 years of industry-related experience to the position. read more
Matriarch takes forestry conversions to a new level
30 November, 2018
To provide a professional and thorough approach to the conversion of Kobelco excavators for the forestry industry, Bell Equipment has chosen its partner, Matriarch Equipment, as the preferred service provider, which already has a number of various conversions under its belt. read more
Labour Amendment Acts
29 November, 2018
Agri SA

New labour legislation signed by the president on 23 November 2018

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Ramaphosa caves to political pressure in signing new minimum wage bill
29 November, 2018
Business Day
The Cosatu wanted the bills signed without delay to ensure that employers are given the required 30 days to adjust to the new system that kicks in on January 1 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa caved to political pressure from labour federation Cosatu on Friday. read more
International forest certification body PEFC endorses locally developed South African standard
23 November, 2018
On 14 November, at its general assembly in Geneva, the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) announced its endorsement of the South African Forestry Accreditation Scheme (SAFAS), a local initiative that seeks to make forest certification... read more
Forestry: A Climate Friendly Industry
22 November, 2018
Dolphin bay
Forestry is a carbon-neutral industry and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the body of scientists who are leading the world's assessment of the climate change challenge - advises countries to extend their total area under afforestation. read more
The AGFO Expo makes its mark
21 November, 2018
The AGFO Expo
The third annual Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) Expo continued to grow its successful trade platform for the agriculture and forestry sectors, offering significant networking and business opportunities and a new start for five bursary winners. read more
Agri SA Congress Report
20 November, 2018
Agri SA
On 9 and 10 October 2018, Agri SA was proud to host its annual Congress at the MaslowTimes Square in Pretoria. Congress was an opportunity for Agri SA members in the Provincial, Commodity and Corporate Chamber, corporations and civil society to come together. read more
Agri SA blasts recommendation to amend Constitution
20 November, 2018
Agri SA

Agri SA will today roll out the next phase of its tactical plan against expropriation without compensation (EWC). The recommendation of the Constitutional Review Committee on the amendment of section 25 is diametrically opposed to the crucial goals of protection of property.

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Annual loss of R285-M in sawn timber
16 November, 2018
Annual loss of R285-M in sawn timber
Michael Peter, executive director of Forestry South Africa, said the extent of damage to plantations caused by the current fires must still be assessed.Peter said in last year's fires in the Southern Cape, 17 600 hectares of commercial timber plantations burnt. read more
Long Service Awards Highlight Lonza’s Depth of Expertise
15 November, 2018
In an era where job hopping is common and competition for skills amongst companies in the same sector is high, Lonza's recent Long Service Awards ceremony highlighted the company's depth of expertise in the wood preservation market. read more
A career made out of wood
15 November, 2018
Together with the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), Forestry South Africa has developed an eye-catching infographic detailing Five reasons why there is a career for you in forestry or forest products. read more
Multiomics To Analyse The Soil Microbiome
15 November, 2018
Dr Richard Allen White III, a postdoctoral Fellow at Washington State University, visited FABI where he presented a workshop on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses during the week of 22-26 October. During his visit, Richard presented a special seminar in FABI... read more