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Those who grow alone, die alone: why transformation is strategic for the MTO Group
14 December, 2017
MTO
At a time where other businesses are drawing down shutters and withdrawing where they can, the MTO Group is moving in a different direction. It has been expanding and increasing its spend on black owned businesses, and launched significant business resources... read more
New release from Skillstrain Wildland and Swift Water coming 2018
13 December, 2017
Skillstrain distribution
Water rescue and wildland firefighter courses from Skills Distribution available from January 2018. read more
International Conference Hosted by University of Stellenbosch - “New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests
12 December, 2017
Stellenbosch
The Scientific Committee would like to scope interest for creating a special issue from a selection of submissions in the international journal Annals of Forest Science.  Please indicate your interest when you submit and/or contact Dr David Drew for more information. read more
Sunshine Seedling Services – Midlands Biogas and Fertiliser
11 December, 2017
Sunshine seedlings
Sunshine Seedlings Services, together with Renen Energy solutions, have formed Midlands Biogas and Fertiliser. The project begun in early 2017, and the aim of the development is to create a renewable energy supply i.e. Methane gas from kraal manure to supply the nursery... read more
Gateway to Africa’s timber trade under one roof
4 December, 2017
Woodex for Africa
As the largest timber trade exhibition on the continent, WoodEX for Africa is considered the gateway to Africa's timber trade. From the biggest CNC machines to the smallest screws, from the loggers of the great outdoors to sleek laminated flooring, WoodEX for Africa plays host... read more
National minumum wage bill
24 November, 2017
FSA
Please find attached for your information a copy of the abovementioned Bill (along with a Memorandum on the Bill and an Impact Assessment) which has just been released for public comment and which I received this morning. read more
What are the implications of the National Minimum Wage?
24 November, 2017
Agri SA
President Zuma tasked deputy-President Ramaphosa to initiate a so-called social dialogue to have constructive engagement and agreement relating to a national minimum wage, about three years ago. Workers in certain sectors... read more
Skills training programmes for unemployed youth to be expanded
17 November, 2017
MT0
Following a successful programme of training undereducated young people in the Southern Cape, the MTO Forestry Group is now rolling out its training programmes for the unemployed youth to different geographical regions and associated industries. read more
Mozambique: Mozambican Forests Under Threat, Warns Minister
17 November, 2017
mozambique forests
Forests still cover 51 per cent of Mozambique, but this percentage is declining thanks to slash and burn agriculture, the exploitation of wood fuel, notably charcoal, and illegal logging, warned the Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia, on Wednesday. read more
Where are we now with land ceilings?
16 November, 2017
AgriSA
Farming units worldwide tend to be larger with a view to making optimum use of economies of scale. Farmers are increasingly struggling to survive on smaller units. The International Labour Organization's 2015 / 2016 inquiry into conditions on farms found that South African... read more

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