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Export opportunities through the expanded Maputo container terminal
26 February, 2018
FSA
Last week DP World Maputo met with FSA to discuss the export opportunities through the expanded Maputo container terminal. DP World Maputo operates the container terminal of Maputo, over the past 18 months we have embarked on an intensive investment programme... read more
2018 National Budget: What to expect?
21 February, 2018
2018 National Budget: What to expect?
The South African economy has experienced undue economic pressure and decreasing investor confidence. Pressure was undoubtedly on the South African National Treasury to take active steps to address short-comings and enable growth within the local economy. read more
Annual Regional Meetings: Zululand and Northern KwaZulu Natal
19 February, 2018
FSA
Both large (corporate), medium and small-scale growers are welcome to attend these meetings which not only give members an opportunity to interact together but also to learn about the activities of the Association during the year directly from FSA staff members. read more
Forestry Explained - call for more images
19 February, 2018
FSA
Looking at forestry through another lens - Forestry Explained issues another call for photos! The Forestry Explained Instagram account (forestry_explained) provides a platform to promote the biodiversity and natural beauty found on forestry-owned land in South Africa. read more
FABI celebrates 20 years of research excellence
16 February, 2018
Fabi
The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) turns 20 in 2018. Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey welcomed the audience of FABI staff, students, alumni and a host of international researchers... read more
Obtala closes $7.5m investment round after signing MoU to acquire NSMS
14 February, 2018
Obtala
Obtala Limited, the Africa-focused Agriculture and Forestry Group, announced further advancements into the West African forestry market, with the proposed acquisition of Nouvelle Scierie Moderne de Sassandra (NSMS), a forestry production company... read more
Cyril brings hope - and economic growth
13 February, 2018
Dolphin bay chemicals
South Africa looks set for an economic upswing, as a far more competent leader than President Jacob Zuma is now controlling our economy. We are looking at the very real prospect of an 11-year Cyril Ramaphosa presidency, which "must be good news" for business and society. read more
Placement of Saasveld students in industry for their experiential training 2018
13 February, 2018
FSA
We have been asked by Saasveld to circulate the details of 13 Saasveld Forestry students (out of 70) who still need placing in Industry for the experiential training part of their second-year studies (April to December). The details of these students are attached. read more
Sectoral Determination for Forestry Workers – New Minimum Wages W.E.F. 1 March 2018
2 February, 2018
FSA
After some uncertainty as to whether a new Sectoral minimum wage for farm and forestry workers would be announced prior to the introduction of the National Minimum Wage which is planned for 1 May 2018, the following notice (see below) appeared on the Department of Labour's Website today. read more
SA annual regional meetings – Southern Cape & KwaZulu-Natal
2 February, 2018
FSA
Please refer to the message below from Judy Dowsett regarding the second batch of Annual Regional Meetings to be held in the Southern Cape and KZN.  Both large (corporate), medium and small-scale growers are welcome to attend these meetings... read more
FSA tonnage analysis for the 2017 financial year
2 February, 2018
FSA
Please below for your information a PowerPoint presentation which shows a detailed analysis of the volumes of timber upon which FSA generated levy income during the 2017 Financial Year (January to December 2017). The most important points to note are as follows: read more
Protecting our world's water factories - how the forest products sector is leading the way
2 February, 2018
FSA
Wetlands, dubbed ‘water factories', are the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. With World Wetlands Day 2018 taking place on 2 February, it is important to recognise the contribution they make to human well-being and economic growth through farming... read more

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