South African student named among winning wood scientists in global competition
17 May, 2019
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) on
Tuesday announced the three global winners of its 2018/19 Blue Sky
Young Researchers and Innovation Award. University of Pretoria(UP) Master's student Martin Wierzbicki was selected as a winner.
How sustainable plantations help save Uganda’s decimated forests
15 May, 2019
One of the most densely populated countries in Africa, Uganda has seen
its population double in 12 years. With 95% of the population dependent
on toxic charcoal and wood fuel for cooking, the natural forests have
shrunk to only 10% of their original cover.
DPME and DGs approve the Forestry PPGI Business Plan
15 May, 2019
The PPGI held a meeting with the Economic
Cluster of Directors-General in the Union Buildings last
week. This was the last meeting of the Directors-General of
administration since 1994 and so it was
important for them to ratify the 5-year business plans of
the key sectors.
Agri SA launches shale gas court proceedings
9 May, 2019
Agri SA can announce today that we launched
court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the
granting of environmental authorisations and exploration
rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas on 16 April
2019. This is after Agri SA received confirmation that the
Tekwani improves efficiencies with Wood-Mizer TITAN
3 May, 2019
Wood-Mizer TITAN Hybrid sawmill units go live at Tekwani's
Normandien Sawmill, located near Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal, South
Africa. Tekwani is an integrated, family-owned agri-industrial group in South
Africa, with operations including cattle, water-bottling, forestry and
Fire and Emergency Services Instructor
1 May, 2019
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Record-breaking 9th annual Wood Conference
26 April, 2019
Cape Town International
Convention Centre (CTICC) was a hive of activity on 26 February 2019, when
delegates from across the world attended the ninth annual Wood Conference. Every year, the conference hosts public professionals from different industries such as architecture...
Beetle infestation is killing South Africa’s trees – and no one knows how to stop it
19 April, 2019
After arriving from Southeast Asia about four years ago, the polyphagous
shot-hole borer has spread a thousand miles across South Africa, from
the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where it was discovered in 2017,
to indigenous forests on the west coast near Cape Town.
Government should harness business skills to aid a turn around
16 April, 2019
The problems facing
the country are so vast and varied that
public morale has suffered. To bring about
positive chance, President Cyril Ramaphosa
needs to persuade many factions that
business is not the enemy.
Change in the date of the FSA annual general meeting
14 April, 2019
be advised that following the announcement of the date of
the General Election as 8 May 2019 and the subsequent
publication thereof in Government Gazette No 42250 dated 26
February 2019, the decision was taken, in consultation with
the relevant parties...