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Infographic - process for amending Constitution
6 December, 2018
Agri SA
Infographic received from Agri SA which shows the process that will be followed i.r.o. the changing of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for EWC. read more
Property valuation regulations
6 December, 2018
Agri SA
Copy of the final regulations that have been approved by the Minister and which were received from Annelize Crosby of Agri SA. read more
Calling all teachers: Show our forests some love and win a trip to Rome!
5 December, 2018
PAPER
Trees are very important as they provide our planet with essential environmental services while also giving us jobs, products and fun. To celebrate the many fantastic things about forests, both natural and planted, the Food and Agriculture Organisation... read more
Professor Fanus Venter Appointed As Deputy-Director Of FABI
5 December, 2018
FABI
FABI Management is delighted with the appointment of Prof Fanus Venter as the Deputy Director of FABI. The position was created against the backdrop of the size and expansion of the Institute and the fact that Prof Bernard Slippers currently holds the Directorship of both FABI and Future Africa. read more
Matriarch takes forestry conversions to a new level
30 November, 2018
Bell
To provide a professional and thorough approach to the conversion of Kobelco excavators for the forestry industry, Bell Equipment has chosen its partner, Matriarch Equipment, as the preferred service provider, which already has a number of various conversions under its belt. read more
Labour Amendment Acts
29 November, 2018
Agri SA

New labour legislation signed by the president on 23 November 2018

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Ramaphosa caves to political pressure in signing new minimum wage bill
29 November, 2018
Business Day
The Cosatu wanted the bills signed without delay to ensure that employers are given the required 30 days to adjust to the new system that kicks in on January 1 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa caved to political pressure from labour federation Cosatu on Friday. read more
International forest certification body PEFC endorses locally developed South African standard
23 November, 2018
PEFC
On 14 November, at its general assembly in Geneva, the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) announced its endorsement of the South African Forestry Accreditation Scheme (SAFAS), a local initiative that seeks to make forest certification... read more
Forestry: A Climate Friendly Industry
22 November, 2018
Dolphin bay
Forestry is a carbon-neutral industry and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the body of scientists who are leading the world's assessment of the climate change challenge - advises countries to extend their total area under afforestation. read more
The AGFO Expo makes its mark
21 November, 2018
The AGFO Expo
The third annual Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) Expo continued to grow its successful trade platform for the agriculture and forestry sectors, offering significant networking and business opportunities and a new start for five bursary winners. read more

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