02 October 2023 The fire at Richards Bay Wood Chips, in KwaZulu-Natal, is burning into its third day, despite the gargantuan efforts being made by firefighting personnel and staff from NCT Forestry Agricultural Co-operative Limited, the Municipality and other organisations to extinguish the blaze. Their efforts have been hampered by the ... Read More
October 2, 2023Katy Louise
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The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is a non-profit organisation, providing innovative research solutions and related services in support of tree growers in southern Africa. The ICFR is home to various platforms and projects that provide the forestry sector with important research support in tree improvement and sustainable production. ICFR’s ... Read More
May 14, 2023Katy Louise
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FSA met with President Ramaphosa and relevant Ministers to discuss the dire state of ports and rail in South Africa on Wednesday night 5 April. The meeting was extremely useful. FSA was represented by our Executive Director Mr Micheal Peter and Operations Director, Mr Francois Oberholzer and the CEOs of ... Read More
April 6, 2023Katy Louise
Forestry and Wetlands


The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have published a Notice in the Government Gazette No 48187 Notice No. 3137 dated 10 March 2023 which requires water users to submit an application for an amendment or to submit a new application for registration for an amendment within 90 days of ... Read More
March 22, 2023Katy Louise
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FSA continues to work towards securing sundry income from a number of sources to lighten the financial burden on our members. One of the sources of funding to support training and education initiatives being the FP&M SETA. Over the years we have been privileged to receive tremendous support from our ... Read More
February 28, 2023Katy Louise
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On Tuesday 21 February, the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) gazetted the new minimum wage for 2023. The DEL has set the minimum wage at R25.42, 9.6% (CPI + 2%) higher than the 2022 wage of R23.19. In September 2022, the DEL invited interested and affected parties to provide input ... Read More
February 24, 2023Katy Louise
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Herewith please see an article which the PPGI put out following the Transnet challenges experienced over recent weeks. We believe this was necessary to keep the momentum going on the broader discussions around the need for restructuring of the ownership and management of critical State Owned Enterprises like Transnet and ... Read More
November 1, 2022Katy Louise
Forest 21


FOREST21 is a joint project for strengthening capacity in South African higher education in forestry. The project is implemented in collaboration between five higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa that have forestry curricula or will start teaching forestry. Nelson Mandela University, as one of the partners in the Forest21 ... Read More
September 12, 2022Katy Louise


Forestry South Africa’s (FSA) Timber Industry Pesticide Working Group (TIPWG) has produced a series of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to aid FSA members with various forestry operations. The latest SOP to be released, Rodent Control, provides guidance on an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to rodent control and the use ... Read More
September 1, 2022Katy Louise


Forestry South Africa's (FSA) has released an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Guidance Document, produced on its behalf by Timber Industry Pesticide Working Group (TIPWG) and reviewed by FSA's Environmental Management Committee.  The document provides FSA members with guidance on the requirements and implementation of an IPM framework. It has been produced ... Read More
August 25, 2022Katy Louise