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Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act
20 December, 2016
The Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill had been passed in the NCOP on 22 November 2016. The Bill had been engaged at Nedlac during 2013. read more
Carbon Tax Modelling Report
20 December, 2016
The Report produced by PMR Secretariat for the National Treasury of South Africa to support the preparation of South Africa's introduction of a carbon tax. read more
7th Forest Science Symposium - call for abstract submissions
20 December, 2016
Second announcement for our 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. read more
MTO Group Support Education Initiatives
14 December, 2016
MTO Group
The MTO Group has become synonymous to mountain bikers with fantastic trails; from Jonkershoek to Tsitsikamma many of the Western Cape's most beloved mountain bike routes weave their way through MTO plantations. For the Kayamandi based charity,, though the MTO Group provides... read more
Forestry 2017: The Simulation arrives on PlayStation 4
5 December, 2016
For those with much too much time on their hands. Here's the hype. It is many a child's dream to work outdoors in control of massive machines. For the people the world over who fantasize about a career in heavy industry, thanks to UIG Entertainment, that dream can become a (virtual) reality. read more
Clem Sunter on SA'S future
5 December, 2016
South Africa is at an economic crossroads, like the political crossroads of the early 1990s, and needs to have an economic Codesa to ensure its future stability. This was the prognosis from renowned scenario planner Clem Sunter at a business event that Dolphin Bay attended late... read more
The minimum wage: global context and possible impact
2 December, 2016
We now have a minimum wage proposal of R3 500, criticised from all sides of the political and social partner spectrum. One needs to look at minimum wages from many sides; a little international context helps.The minimum wage of R 3 500 is high in relative terms. read more
Indigenous conservation: Garden Route outgrows plantation forestry
2 December, 2016
Cape Town - The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has announced that Mountain to Ocean (MTO) has transferred approximately half of the planned 19, 800 hectares of land in favour of conservation.  These areas previously used for plantation forestry, will now be managed with the protection of the natural forests... read more
South Africa: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Provides Drought Relief Assistance
2 December, 2016
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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries provides much needed drought relief assistanceSouth Africa is battling the worst drought since 1992 which has led to seven provinces (Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape) declaring a provincial state of drought disaster. read more