Employment (Economic Legacy)

The Forestry and Forest Products sector employs more than 149 000 people, the majority of forestry’s workforce live in rural communities, where unemployment levels are high and a single wage supports multiple dependants. The Forestry sector invests millions of Rand every year in education, health, community and enterprise development programmes.

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Updated December 2019 – 2018 statistics

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