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Name Change for Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Department
7 May, 2021
Name Change for Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Department
The formation of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is complete now that all the relevant officials have been transferred to the newly amalgamated department. This follows the announcement of the sixth administration in 2019. read more
Research Associate Announcement
4 May, 2021
The ICFR is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Keith Little (Nelson Mandela University) and Prof Brett Hurley (Forestry Agricultural Biotechnology Institute) as ICFR Research Associates in recognition of their ongoing contribution to the work of the ICFR read more
Important information: Next LIGNA in May 2023 - LIGNA.21 will not take place
21 April, 2021
Unfortunately, due to the continuing high level of infection worldwide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow progress of vaccination, we have now been forced to cancel LIGNA.21, which was scheduled for September 27 to October 1. read more
Three SA researchers shortlisted in international forestry research award
19 April, 2021
Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. They were selected from 14 candidates in the South African round. The awards, launched in 2016 by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations read more
SA Universities joins €1 Million Forest21 forestry project
8 April, 2021
The Tshwane University of Technology
Five education institutions that teach forestry in South Africa have joined three European universities in a project entitled Forest21, aiming to advance the quality of education in the field of forestry entrepreneurship through problem-based learning. read more
SAFCOL hands over Glory Hill Clinic to the Mpumalanga Department of Health
31 March, 2021
The South African Forestry Company SOC Limited (SAFCOL) officially handed over Glory Hill Clinic to the Mpumalanga Department of Health, on the 16th of March, 2021. The community of Graskop and surrounding areas will now receive dignified medical assistance. read more
QCTO Notice | Extension of accreditation for Assessment / Trade Test Centres and Skills Development Providers
25 March, 2021
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) after consultation with its stakeholders have decided to extend the decisions taken in "Covid 19 Memorandum 2 of 30 April 2020" by an additional 6 months. read more
Forestry protecting forests: part of the sustainable roots of South African Forestry
19 March, 2021
In celebration of the International Day of Forests, 21 March 2021, Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released a new infographic outlining how commercial forestry in South Africa is helping to protect the country's indigenous forests. Over 100 years after commercial forestry was introduced into the country to meet the increasing demand for wood and in the process helping to ensure the remaining pockets of indigenous forest were not lost. read more
Environment invites comments on proclamation of land in Western and Eastern Cape
17 March, 2021
Republic of SA
Members of the public have until 26 March 2021 to comment on the proposed proclamation of tracts of land in the Western and Eastern Cape to be part of the Cape Floral Regional Protect Areas World Heritage Site. The intention to consult on the proclamation was published in terms of the World Heritage Conservation Act read more
The courage to change: Women in Forestry Virtual Summit calls for culture shift
12 March, 2021
This week, hundreds of people gathered online to hear industry thought leaders discuss gender equity in the forest products sector at the inaugural Women in Forestry Summit.The event, hosted on Mar. 9 by Canadian Forest Industries, Pulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass... read more