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
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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
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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


The 5th edition of the State of the Forest Report 2018, has been released by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. The report is prepared to meet the requirements of the National Forests Act of 1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998). Section 6 of the Act mandates the Department ... Read More
August 24, 2022Katy Louise


FSA would like to thank our members for submitting reports to the Forestry Sector Charter Council for the 2021/22 financial year. The Council have finalised the FY2021/22 Annual Status of Transformation and the Annual Report . It is good to note that the number of reporting entities improved from 37 ... Read More
August 17, 2022Katy Louise