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Farming project in Ugie growing in strength and size
2 December, 2015
PG Bison
A flagship Eastern Cape farming project is set to quadruple in size - and significantly increase its employment potential - after its patron, leading SA diversified timber company PG Bison, committed to extend land provided to the project by 6.5 hectares... read more
Short course: Modelling Forest Dynamics
2 December, 2015
University of Stellenbosch
This short course will run over 2.5 days from 23 - 25 February, 2016. Participants will be introduced to tools and approaches, specifically as implemented in the system for statistical computing, to analyse and predict forest dynamics... read more
Horticultural and Agricultural Skills Training
25 November, 2015
Protea Agricultural Training
Year programme for 2016. Courses can be presented at your premises, min 12-25 persons read more
List of protected tree species - 2015
23 November, 2015
Forestry South Africa
Notice of the list of protected tree species under the National Forests Act, 1998 (ACT NO 84 of 1998) read more
Upcoming Mpumalanga Field Day - 3 December
23 November, 2015
Reminder of invitation to attend our upcoming ICFR field day in Sabie on the Mpumalanga on 3 December. read more
Skills authority told to bring Setas in line with objectives
19 November, 2015
The National Skills Authority (NSA) was told to "concentrate" and bring the country's Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) in line with its objective of getting people learning on the job in critical skills. read more
Blade Nzimande set to scrap Setas
19 November, 2015
Forestry South Africa

The 21 sector education and training authorities (Setas), which receive more than an annual R13 billion in ring-fenced funds, are set to be scrapped. Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande gazetted a sweeping proposal on the future of the Setas this week.

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Review of the Principles Criteria Indicators and Standards (PCI&S) for Sustainable Forest Management (National Standard))
19 November, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Government through the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has undertaken a review of the National Standard in terms of the National Forest Act (Act No. 84 of 1998). The original Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Forest Management were developed under the guidance of the National Forests Advisory Council (NFAC) through the Committee for Sustainable Forest Management (CSFM) read more
Danish govt to assist SA with water challenges
3 November, 2015
Engineering News
Danish Minister of Environmental and Food Eva Kjer Hansen and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Johannesburg on Monday, the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa said.
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