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Africa Investment Conference 2019
29 June, 2018
DANA
DANA (NZ) Ltd, in collaboration with CMO, is pleased to announce that the Third Africa Forest Industry Investment Conference and Field Trip will take place in Durban, South Africa, in late July 2019 (tentative dates 23-26 July 2019). read more
International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018 - registrations open
29 June, 2018
CMO
Registrations are now open for the International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018, being held at Carmel, Victoria Bay Heights, close to the town of George in the beautiful Garden Route area of South Africa. The course targets high potential practitioners. read more
Final programme for public hearings on EWC
27 June, 2018
FSA
Please find below the above programme for the public hearings on Expropriation Without Compensation together with a message below received from Agri SA and a media statement issued by the Joint Constitution Review Committee. read more
Consultations on the Draft National Policy Comprehensive Producer Development Support
27 June, 2018
FSA
The National Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries is currently running consultation workshops soliciting the sector's input towards the finalization of a Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support (CPDS). read more
Changes to Submission Deadlines for Income Tax Returns I.R.O. 2018 Tax Year
27 June, 2018
FSA
Please find below the relevant Government Gazette in which these new deadlines are contained. read more
Final NMW Bill & Amended BCEA and LRA Bills + Draft NMW Exemption Regulations
27 June, 2018
FSA
Please find Below for your information the abovementioned Bills which were passed by Parliament on 29 May 2018 together with the draft NMW Exemption Regulations. The three Bills will now be tabled in the National Council of Provinces for their approval.  read more
Hechter brothers visit China for forestry management seminar
20 June, 2018
Hechter brothers visit China for forestry management seminar
The Hechter brothers, Ullrich and Heinrich, were part of a delegation from South Africa which was recently invited by the Chinese government for a three-week seminar. Together with students from Nelson Mandela University, University of Venda and representatives... read more
SAMAC joins forces with AGFO Expo 2018
19 June, 2018
AGFO Expo
The Southern African Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC) has joined forces with the third annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO Expo), which will take place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from 8 to 10 November 2018. read more
EWC Submission
19 June, 2018
FSA
Following our regular updates on the status of the EWC motion in Parliament and FSA's integral role in that process, herewith please find FSA'S individual submission to the Constitutional Review Committee. It is one of over 200 0000 such submissions already received by the CRC. read more
Reminder: 2nd Annual Waste to Energy Technologies and Biomass Summit
15 June, 2018
FSA
Please find below details of the above Summit.  Some members may be interested in attending.  If so, please contact the organisers directly. read more
Final countdown to WoodEX for Africa 2018
11 June, 2018
Woodex
With just over a month to go before WoodEX for Africa 2018 opens its doors from 11 to 13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, everyone who is anyone in the woodworking machinery, tooling, and products sector has secured their space at the fifth edition... read more
International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018
11 June, 2018
CMO
CMO Presents the third "International Forest Engineering Summer School" from 19 November to 07 December 2018. It is being held at the beautiful Carmel Estate outside of George, overlooking Victoria Bay. The Summer School focusses on the holistic management... read more
Forest operations research capacity at Stellenbosch University
8 June, 2018
University of Stellenbosch
Announcement of an additional forest operations research position at the Department of Forest and Wood Science, Stellenbosch University. Forest Operations Systems Research Unit at Stellenbosch University The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University... read more
Presentation on expropriation without compensation
8 June, 2018
Agri SA
Please find below for your information, a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation that Agri SA has developed regarding EWC. read more
Uganda launches Africa first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard
5 June, 2018
FSC
Uganda becomes the first country in Africa to publish the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria (P&C). The standard will be effective from 1st September 2018. read more
Code of Good Practice for Managing AIS in the South African Forestry Industry
4 June, 2018
FSA
The spread of Alien Invasive Species (AIS) is of worldwide concern. In South Africa, it is claimed that these introduced plant species are causing millions of rands of damage to the economy every year and are the biggest threat to the country's biodiversity. Few countries have attempted to control or eradicate them more in than South Africa. read more
FSA Annual Report 2017
4 June, 2018
Forestry South Africa
In spite of the lower than anticipated timber volumes recorded in 2017, there were many significant highlights for FSA and for the Industry in 2017. read more
Advanced Forest Valuation: What every forester should know
4 June, 2018
University of Stellenbosch
Advanced Forest Valuation: What every forester should know. Department of Forest and Wood Science Stellenbosch University In collaboration with Margules Groome Consulting 14 - 15 November 2018
Ascot Conference Centre... read more
Grootplaas interviews FSA's Dr Ronald Heath
1 June, 2018
FSA
Forestry South Africa's Research Director, Dr Ronald Heath, was interviewed by Elsa Esterhuizen on Grootplaas on Tuesday 22 May. While the interview was supposed to have focused mainly on pesticide use in forestry and its impact on the Industry's environmental reputation... read more
Successfully building SA’s locally-owned businesses
1 June, 2018
MTO
MTO Forestry's contractor incubation programme has started to deliver its first alums. Meet  Lilian Ndhlovu, owner of Mirian and Lilian Transport PTY LTD, an entrepreneur who already employs 25 people. They say teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. read more

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