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Forestry South Africa Magazine - Issue one
22 February, 2021
The FSA magazine is a six-issue per year digital publication that will replace the monthly FSA newsletter. Found on the FSA website, the publication includes both feature articles conveying the latest happenings in the Sector, as well as regular features by FSA members and associates. read more
Meet the Women in Forestry Research
18 February, 2021
In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Forestry South Africa (FSA) shines a spotlight upon the Women in Forestry Research. Meet eighteen women, from across the Forestry Industry and its research partners, who represent the growing body of female scientists. read more
The Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) is offering assistance to companies that are in distress.
17 February, 2021
The Industrial Development Corporation is a national development finance institution whose primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa, and to the economic empowerment of the South African population read more
National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hour
10 February, 2021

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to R21.69 per hour from 1 March. The 93c increment was announced by Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, on Tuesday.

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Experiential Training for NMU Saasveld Students
9 February, 2021
It is that time of the year when our second year forestry students at NMU Saasveld are starting their full year compulsory experiential training. As expected, Covid and the associated impact it has had on our sector has affected the placement of students. read more
Celebrate women in the industry!
9 February, 2021
Celebrate women in the industry!
Featuring some of the biggest influencers in the Canadian forest products sector as well as women who have trailblazed in their careers, the FREE Women in Forestry Virtual Summit offers a live panel discussion, presentations and on-demand sessions read more
Business relationship mutually beneficial
3 February, 2021
New Saw
The international partnership between sawmill technology supplier Newsaw and Italy-based biomass boilers and heating solutions provider Uniconfort has resulted in power solutions, power independence and cost-effective maintenance for boiler plants in Africa. read more
Celebrating Wetlands in South Africa and their contribution to water resource management
2 February, 2021
To gain some perspective on this important water source and the role played by the forestry industry in South Africa, and more specifically by Mondi South Africa (Pty) Ltd, we at Forestry Stewardship Council ®Southern Africa spent some time in conversation with Dr David Lindley read more
Sappi secures sustainable forest certification in South Africa
1 February, 2021
Wood-fibre products company Sappi has achieved the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification- (PEFC-) endorsed Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme (Safas) certification in South Africa. The Safas project was a successful collaboration between Sappi read more