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Conserving biodiversity in a patchwork landscape.
31 May, 2021
In celebration of the International Day of Biological Diversity, 22 May 2021, Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released a new interactive infographic, introducing the reader to the patchwork mosaic of planted compartments and unplanted spaces that make up the commercial forestry landscape. read more
Stock market booms leave real economies behind
29 May, 2021
Dolphin Bay
Reading the financial news leaves many of us confused about the true state of our local and the global economy and what to expect in future. On the one hand, ongoing massive stimulus packages indicate that major economies as well as those in emerging markets are still in a quagmire. read more
Don't Ignore the Fire Regulations
25 May, 2021
It is important to note that the ITC-SA does not make the regulations governing timber construction in South Africa. Erik Söderlund, General Manager of the Institute explains that the objective of the organisation is to promote and protect the industry, all stakeholders and the general public. read more
Patel says vision for R200bn in additional localisation has top-level corporate backing
24 May, 2021
Engineering News
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that anaccord had been reached at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to drive progressive localisation of up to R200-billion of additional production over a five-year period. read more
Sappi managing biodiversity through protection of high value conservation areas
22 May, 2021
On the United Nation's International Day of Biodiversity, celebrated on 22 May every year, the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world.  In South Africa, where Sappi is one of the country's major landowners, the company is proud to lay claim to this year's theme. read more
Scaling up tree nurseries is key to unlocking U.S. reforestation potential: Study
18 May, 2021
Restoring forests in areas where they once stood is an important step toward halting climate change. It helps to ensure a host of other environmental services, too, like provision of clean air and water. But without significantly increased investment in tree nursery infrastructure read more
International Conference on Forest Education
18 May, 2021
International Conference on Forest Education
Join us for the International Conference on Forest Education, an important event focused on forest education and knowledge at all levels. Marking the culmination of more than a year of effort involving international and regional partners to assess the status and needs of forest education. read more
Sappi continues recovery in results for second financial quarter 2021
6 May, 2021
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: "I am pleased with the steady recovery from the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. EBITDA continued to improve quarter-on-quarter from a low of US$26m in our third quarter of 2020. read more
Research Associate Announcement
4 May, 2021
The ICFR is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Keith Little (Nelson Mandela University) and Prof Brett Hurley (Forestry Agricultural Biotechnology Institute) as ICFR Research Associates in recognition of their ongoing contribution to the work of the ICFR read more