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Maternal environment regulates morphological and physiological traits in Eucalyptus grandis
31 October, 2018
The phenotype of a plant can be shaped by the biotic and abiotic conditions to which their parents are subjected. This phenotypic plasticity known as maternal environmental effect occurs regardless of the changes in the DNA sequences. read more
Timber poachers fined
26 October, 2018
Timber poachers fined
Luthando Mapepa Chipinge Correspondent AT  least 26 people from Chipinge district last week paid a cumulative $2 800 in fines for breaching the Forests Act. The 26 offenders were nabbed during an operation code-named Osalam... read more
7th Training Indaba - October 2018
24 October, 2018
Presentations made at this years 7th Training Indaba held in Pietermaritzburg on 5th October 2018 read more
The impact of new land ownership on fire risk in the SA Forestry sector
24 October, 2018
The impact of new land ownership on fire risk in the SA Forestry sector presented at the Fire Symposium 3-5 October 2018. read more
The impact of new regulations on SA’s forestry contractors
24 October, 2018
The impact of new regulations on SA's forestry contractors presented at The SAFCA AGM 11 October 2018. read more
Meet the next generation of Congolese forest experts
19 October, 2018
Meet the next generation of Congolese forest experts
(Forests News) - To foment lasting change, tackling the challenges facing forests in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) requires addressing root causes. When researchers with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS)... read more
AGFO Expo - A Harvest of Fun
19 October, 2018
The Agriculture and Forestry Expo 2018 - AGFO 2018 - will again take place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November 2018. Over the past two years the AGFO Expo has grown in popularity and trade-specific foot traffic... read more
Stats SA set to conduct Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA)
16 October, 2018
South Africa's Statistician-General and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Risenga Maluleke, has urged commercial farmers to participate in an agricultural census starting next week. Stats SA is set to embark on a countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture. read more
Rebuilding with salvaged timber after South Africa's worst forest fire
15 October, 2018
In June of 2017, due to an unusually dry summer a devastating fire quickly spread engulfed the area around the village of Knysna, South Africa. The fire killed seven people and destroyed over 1,000 homes and businesses, leaving at least 10,000 citizens without a place to live. read more
Mondi Trading Update
12 October, 2018
As part of the dual listed company structure, Mondi Limited and Mondi plc (together ‘Mondi Group' or ‘Mondi') notify both the JSE Limited and the London Stock Exchange of matters required to be disclosed under the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited read more
We are offering FSC FM, FSC COC and ISO 19011 Lead auditor courses!
11 October, 2018
CMO is an ASI approved FSC auditor trainer for both FM and CoC, as reflected on their website. Duration, FSC standards require the following minimum number of days for a combined FM and CoC training. read more
A limited number of AGFO Expo stands are still available
11 October, 2018
Book and pay for your stand bewteen 10 and 19 October 2018 and you could win 50% of the stand cost back. All stands booked and paid for between these dates will be entered into a lucky draw that will take place at the AGFO Expo. read more
Department of Labour Roadshows/Public Hearings on Amendments to the Employment Equity Act
7 October, 2018
Dates for the public hearings on the new Employment Equity Act and regulations as well as an Agri SA drafted document summarising the adverse findings the South African Human Rights Commission made on the current method of implementing affirmative action in workplaces. read more
From the Africa Director : the potential of Forest Landscape Restoration
5 October, 2018
I think FLR is a potentially important topic for African foresters and FSC because global scale analyses show a high potential for FLR in Africa* and because the changing climate is driving global political interest in the best carbon sequestration technology known to mankind. read more
FSA Submission to SARS on Diesel Refund Proposals
5 October, 2018
FSA, along with its members were invited to attend a "Forestry Specific" Workshop at the SARS offices in Pretoria on 22 August 2018 to discuss issues surrounding the diesel tax refund.  It was a productive meeting in that that Industry was able to engage directly with SARS officials. read more
CPR Wrap - CPR for anyone
4 October, 2018
SkillsTrain Distribution
This CPR guide delivers lifesaving confidence to anyone ages nine and up. The translucent template includes the four simple steps to safe, effective CPR, which can be translated into any language. It easily aligns to the victim's chest and includes a one-way valve mouth barrier for protection. read more
Seeing the ‘Good in Wood!’
4 October, 2018
In a joint article by Forestry South Africa and Sawmilling South Africa, Impact Magazine explores the ‘Good in Wood' and the benefits that come from using wood. Some of these are obvious: like the job creation and economic contribution the forestry sector provides. read more
Infrastructure Africa 2018 to discuss development business opportunities
4 October, 2018
Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across the African continent and a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. It contributes significantly to human development, poverty reduction, and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. read more
Celebrating community by celebrating nature this Arbor Month
2 October, 2018
MTO Group
Even for a country bountiful in resources, South Africa's natural splendour is undoubtedly one of her finest treasures. As Arbor Month 2018 arrived, MTO helped invest in that heritage and the communities that are part of it by planting trees at schools as well as donate school desks... read more