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Information Document on Expropriation
14 August, 2018
Agri SA
There seems to be some confusion about expropriation and how it takes place.  This information document is an attempt to clarify some of this confusion. Section 25(2) of the Constitution regulates expropriation.  This section provides as follows... read more
12th Veldfire Management Symposium 2018 - Registration Reminder
14 August, 2018
12th Veldfire Management Symposium 2018 Registration Reminder
Reminder to register for the 12th Veldfir Management Symposium being held from the 3rd - 5th October 2018 read more
Land Summit
14 August, 2018
Agri SA
Information from Agri SA regarding their forthcoming "Land Sumit" organised jointly by Landbouweekblad and Agri SA, the objective of which being to publicise Organised Agriculture's viewpoint on the land debate and offer possible solutions thereto. read more
ANC to change constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation
7 August, 2018
FSA
Below is an article that appeared in today's Business Day regarding the above. This was announced late last night by President Ramaphosa following the conclusion of the ANC's 2-day Lekgotla in Pretoria. This development is indeed a disturbing development and one that FSA will contest... read more
Tut meeting to discuss the introduction of an NQF level 5 forestry qualification
7 August, 2018
FSA
The purpose of the meeting is to, indicate the role that TUT may play in providing education and training to workers in the Forestry Industry at lower skills levels. Share with the Industry the results of the situation analysis that CMO conducted in terms of the feasibility of introducing such courses. read more
Report on DRDLR conference 5-6 July
7 August, 2018
FSA
FSA's detailed report on the DRDLR Conference, drafted by Michael Peter who attended the Conference on the 5 - 6 July 2018.

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RISI discount offer for FSA members - 20% off Conference Early Bird Rate
3 August, 2018
RISI
We have entered into an agreement with RISI for our Forestry South Africa members to take advantage of 20% discount off the Conference Early Bird rate for the upcoming International Woodfiber Resource & Trade Conference in Durban, South Africa from 17-19 September. read more
Wood-Mizer acquires Swedish woodworking machine manufacturer
31 July, 2018
Wood-mizer
Wood-Mizer, the world's leader and proven choice in the sawmill industry has announced that it has acquired the business interests of Swedish woodworking machine manufacturer, MOReTENs AB. The acquisition of MOReTENs will place a full rang of 4-sided moulders... read more
Infrastructure Africa Business Forum to provide solutions for Africa's socio-economic challenges
30 July, 2018
Infrastructure Africa
The impact of Africa's current economic status and future growth potential on infrastructure development will be deliberated during the 7th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum (IABF)at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 9th and 10th of October. read more
Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu Natal economy
30 July, 2018
SAPPI
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas, south of Durban. read more

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