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Disease Warning - Puccinia psidii
31 January, 2012
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Foresters in South Africa have been made conscious about Eucalyptus rust since the 1990's, and the pathogenPuccinia psidii has been feared in Australia ever since it first started causing disease on Eucalyptus in South America in the 1970's. This concern for Australia became a reality early in 2010 when P. psidii was detected in the state of New South Wales.  read more
Riaan Manser to address WoodEX for Africa Conference
30 January, 2012
WoodEX for Africa
Delegates at the inaugural WoodEX for Africa Conference, which will be held concurrently with the WoodEX for Africa Exhibition at Gallagher Convention Centre from 22 to 24 March 2012, will be addressed by world famous South African solo adventurer,Riaan Manser. read more
Protected Tree Species 2011
26 January, 2012
Notice of the list of protected tree species under the National Forests Act, 1998 (ACT NO 84 of 1998) read more
Invitation to Attend FSA's Annual 2012 Regional Meetings
25 January, 2012
Each year in January / February FSA holds a series of "Regional Meetings" in the various forestry regions of the country to which corporate, medium and small timber growers are invited read more
Request to Place Top SAASVELD Student During Practical Year
24 January, 2012
One of NMMU's top students, Ms. Mbali Luthuli, is seeking an urgent experimental training position from 1 April 2012. read more
Invitation to a SASCP Sirex Awareness Field Day - Limpopo Region
24 January, 2012
The South African Sirex Control Programme will be holding a Sirex Awareness Field Day in the Limpopo region Wednesday 7th March, at the KLF's Hanglip Conference Centre. read more
New Minimum Wages for Forestry Workers and Agricultural Workers
20 January, 2012

FSA has now received notification of the new minimum wages that will be applicable to both forestry and agricultural workers for the next three year cycle which commence on 1st April and 1st March 2012 respectively. Attached are the relevant Government Gazettes for your information. Details of these new minimum wages appear below. 

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New Home for Plant Sciences
20 January, 2012
On Tuesday, 17 January 2012, the SAFCOL Forestry Chair was launched at the official opening of the new Plant Science Complex at the University of Pretoria. We were represented by our acting CEO Maureen Manyama-Matome and the evening was a great success. The Chair is envisaged to address skills provision for post-graduates pursuing their studies in the forestry sciences. read more
UP Researcher Meets the Queen of England
11 January, 2012
On the 13th of December, Prof. Roux and Mr. Jim Ball, chairperson of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA), reported at the right hand gate of Buckingham Palace (at 12 noon), in response to an invitation by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II. The honour emerged from the fact that Jolanda received the "Queens Award for Forestry" from the CFA. Queen Elizabeth is the patron of the CFA and in 1987 approved the "Queen's Award for Forestry". This award aims to recognise outstanding international contributions to forestry and recognizes the achievements of outstanding mid-career foresters, based on a combination of exceptional contributions to forestry and an innovative approach to his or her work. Since its inception, the award it has been made only nine times and Prof. Roux is the first woman to receive this honour. read more