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South African student named among winning wood scientists in global competition
17 May, 2019
South African student named among winning wood scientists in global competition
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. read more
How sustainable plantations help save Uganda’s decimated forests
15 May, 2019
National Geographic
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. read more
DPME and DGs approve the Forestry PPGI Business Plan
15 May, 2019
FSA
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 the 5th administration since 1994 and so it was important for them to ratify the 5-year business plans of the key sectors. read more
Agri SA launches shale gas court proceedings
9 May, 2019
AGRI SA
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 court papers... read more
Tekwani improves efficiencies with Wood-Mizer TITAN
3 May, 2019
Wood-Mizer
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 sawmilling. read more
Fire and Emergency Services Instructor
1 May, 2019
Skills Train
NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications requires Instructor Level I certification as a prerequisite for Fire Officer Level I. This NEW IFSTA Instructor text is ideal for these Level I learners. NEW! Forty-three skill sheets across Instructor Levels... read more
Record-breaking 9th annual Wood Conference
26 April, 2019
Record-breaking 9th annual Wood Conference
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... read more
Beetle infestation is killing South Africa’s trees – and no one knows how to stop it
19 April, 2019
Beetle infestation is killing South Africa’s trees – and no one knows how to stop it
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.  read more
Government should harness business skills to aid a turn around
16 April, 2019
Dolphin Bay
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.​ read more
Change in the date of the FSA annual general meeting
14 April, 2019
FSA
Please 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... read more

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