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NMMU acknowledges research, teaching and engagement excellence
24 September, 2015
NMMU has again acknowledged the outstanding achievements of 43 of the university's top researchers and teachers at the prestigious Research, Teaching and Engagement Excellence Awards hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Derrick Swartz... read more
Southern Africa will feel the heat
21 September, 2015
If man-made climate change is not reduced, temperatures in Southern Africa could rise by up to 6°C at the end of the century, leading to drought, lower crop production, heat waves and food insecurity. read more
Empowering women can help drive sustainable forest use in Africa
21 September, 2015
According to the director and founder of the Cameroon-based NGO African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF), Cécile Ndjebet, millions of African women work in forestry, but many lack the rights of land tenure afforded to their male counterparts. read more
Southern Africa: Minister Naledi Pandor - Underpinning Sustainable Tree Plantations in Southern Africa's Research Symposium
21 September, 2015
Address by Naledi Pandor MP, Minister of Science and Technology, at the 'Underpinning Sustainable Tree Plantations in Southern Africa' research symposium, International Convention Centre, Durban read more
Energy war room a success
16 September, 2015
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says the work of the war room set up to tackle the country's energy challenges has led to Eskom going for over 25 days without implementing load shedding. read more
Exhibition bookings for WoodEX for Africa 2016 filling up fast
15 September, 2015
WoodEX for Africa 2015
Demand for exhibition space at WoodEX for Africa 2016 is once again exceeding all expectations, with some of South Africa's biggest and most respected timber industry businesses already committed to showcasing their products and services at the event. More than 70 percent of exhibition space has already been pre-booked. read more
Faculty of AgriSciences 2014 Annual Report
14 September, 2015
University of Stellenbosch
During 2014, the Faculty built on its success of previous years and maintained or improved in areas key to its financial viability. The emphasis in the Faculty remains on quality teaching and applied research in agricultural sciences and fundamental scientific domains. read more
Africa’s first World Forestry Congress underway
8 September, 2015
World Forestry Congress 2015
The flag of the United Nations (UN) was raised in Durban‚ South Africa‚ on Monday as the 14th World Forestry Congress got underway with a march by hundreds of fire-fighters. read more
First woman receives NCT award
7 September, 2015
NCT FORESTRY announced its tree farmer of the year awards at its AGM in Pietmaritzburg recently. Sheepwalk Estate and Naddy Mbuyazi received this year's coveted awards in tree farming.  The winners were recognised for their excellence in sustainable plantation management... read more
NCT 's New Board Appointments
3 September, 2015
Philip Day becomes NCT Forestry's 10th chairman in its 66 year history.At NCT's AGM this year, Harald Niebuhr did not make himself available for re-election as chairman of the board.  He cited family commitments and other business interests as reasons. read more
NCT Forester Receives Award
3 September, 2015
Ed Hayter of NCT Tree Farming in Greytown, received the 2015 National Forester of the year award from the Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF). The purpose of the award is to annually recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to forestry practices... read more
PG Bison: Providing job creation and economic stimulus where it is most needed
3 September, 2015
PG Bison
The recent protest action in Ugie in the Eastern Cape by members of the local community again highlighted the need for job creation and economic stimulus in the poor rural parts of South Africa. In reaction to the protests, CEO of PG Bison, Gerhard Victor, says it is important to note that... read more
New machinery regulations launched
2 September, 2015
The Department of labour's Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate has launched the new Driven Machinery Regulations (DMR). The aim of the launch is to ensure that stakeholders know about the changes made on the new regulations, and... read more