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Scientists stunned by Chinese forest growth
26 April, 2016
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A recent study reveals that forests in China are on the rise thanks to an innovative program. Researchers from Michigan State University have announced that a national forest conservation program implemented by the Chinese government at the end of the 20th century has been a huge success. read more
Exhibition space filling up fast for WoodEX for Africa 2016
26 April, 2016
WoodEX for Africa 2016
Many of South Africa's biggest and most respected names in the timber industry have confirmed their participation in WoodEX for Africa 2016 and exhibition space is filling up fast. read more
American hardwood seminar attracts leading players from timber sector in Western Cape region
18 April, 2016
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has successfully hosted a seminar in Cape Town, which was attended by over 35 specifiers, importers, traders, and end users of hardwoods. Aimed at helping attendees obtain a better understanding of the physical properties, grades... read more
125th Anniversary Congress 2017
13 April, 2016
Call for Session Proposals - IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, September 2017, Freiburg, Germany read more
Climate change: A forecast for forestry
12 April, 2016
We speak to Dr John Scotcher, Forestry SA's Environmental Consultant about the implications of the drought and the forecast for our industry. read more
AGFO Expo - Agriculture & Forestry Expo
4 April, 2016
New Forestry and Agricultural expo to be held in White River on the 21 - 23 October 2016 read more
WoodEX - Africa's only Timber, Machinery, Tooling, Materials & Fitting Exhibition
4 April, 2016
WoodEX for Africa 2016
Preparations for the fourth edition of WoodEX for Africa 2016 are well under way. With local and international exhibitors continuing to confirm their attendance and increased interest from African countries, WoodEX for Africa 2016 is set to be the highlight on the timber trade agenda this year. read more
Farm, forestry employers warned to comply with minimum wages
4 April, 2016
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has warned farm and forestry employers that they have to comply with the minimum wage regulations even during the current drought conditions. Oliphant had been made aware that most of the farm and forestry employers were not complying with the recently increased minimum wage in the sector... read more
Placement of Saasveld students for experiential training 2016
4 April, 2016

FSA has been requested by Saasveld to assist with the placement of students during their practical year.  In this regard please refer to the email below which we received from Tiaan Pool. 11 students still need placing.  Should you be able to assist in this regard, please contact Tiaan directly...

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Call for applications – Establishment of a National Governing Body (NGB)
4 April, 2016

Members of the South African Forestry sector have identified a need to develop an alternative forest certification system to the FSC. This decision was taken largely on the basis of mitigating the risks of relying on one system and also the need to develop a system that is more relevant to Smallholders. The first phase of this project is to establish a Governing Body...

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Reminder: FP&M Seta Mandatory and Discretionary Grant Submissions
4 April, 2016
FP&M Seta
Deadline for Submissions: Mandatory and Discretionary Grants 2016/17 - ONLY 30 DAYS LEFT AND COUNTING! read more