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Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training Courses - Protea Agricultural Training Centre
31 October, 2016
Horticultural & Agricultural Skills Training, Year programme 2017 read more
8 days to go for West Africa’s best infrastructure trade event
31 October, 2016
Only 8 days remain before West Africa's most prestigious infrastructure trade event opens its doors in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja. Organised by ACE Event Management of the UK, Water Africa & West Africa Building and Construction Exhibition and Seminars will run during 8-10 November at the Abuja International Conference... read more
Situation report from Department of Forest & Wood Science - University of Stellenbosch
17 October, 2016
It is a great relief to hear that the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch has not been adversely affected by the #FeesMustFall campaign. read more
Reconciling actual and predicted forest yields
11 October, 2016
friday offcuts
At recent ForestTECH events, presentations have been given on the plot imputation method for forest yield analysis that uses a combination of field inventory plots & LiDAR metrics to predict recoverable volume by log grade. ForestTECH 2016 in mid-November will be showcasing a number of major forestry companies... read more
Wood made in a petrie dish
10 October, 2016
It may sound like magic but a Canterbury University researcher thinks 3D technology could hold the key to a whole new industry in 3D printing wood. Source: TVNZ. Associate Professor David Leung has just received funding of $255,000 to unlock just how to do it. read more
Invitation to attend - SIMA 2017 in France
9 October, 2016
SIMA 2017
Following a meeting between Mike Peter & representatives of the French Trade Commission, the latter have invited members of the SA Forestry Industry to attend SIMA 2017. SIMA is a huge agricultural/forestry expo which is to be held in Paris between 26th Feb & 2nd March 2017. read more
Economic doldrums will pass
9 October, 2016
Dolphin Bay
Nedbank Chief Economist, Dennis Dykes gives us an update on the current state of our economy and shares his insight into factors that could have an impact in the next few months.  read more
PG Bison in partnership with local farmers feed Ugie's vulnerable citizens
5 October, 2016
PG Bison
The most vulnerable citizens of Ugie in the rural outback of the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a newly-launched feeding scheme - the latest addition to a range of interventions through which leading diversified timber company PG Bison provides support to its community. read more
State & Private Forestry Report Highlights Accomplishments & Emerging Trends in Forestry
5 October, 2016
Dovetail Partners
Analysis of forest action plan five-year reviews illustrates impacts of strong partnerships and effective strategic plannin. The NASF has released the 2016 State and Private Forestry Report which includes success stories and an overview of emerging issues and trends that were recently identified by the state forestry agencies.
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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Africa journey
4 October, 2016
FSC certification in Africa started in South Africa in 1997, when timber plantations in South Africa were first certified. At the time, the process was managed from the FSC International headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Over time, Africa was recognized as a key area for FSC certification. read more
INVITATION : The FP&M SETA introduces its Research Partnership with Wits University
4 October, 2016
FP&M Seta
As a valued stakeholder in one of the FP&M sectors we would like to keep you informed on initiatives that show our ongoing commitment to improving our service to you. FP&M SETA has established a research partnership at the School of Education, University of Witwatersrand, focused on the ‘Political Economy of Skills'. read more