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The Economy of the Future will Grow on Trees
2 April, 2020
New Generation Plantaions
Planting more trees and using more wood in our daily lives can help us mitigate the effects of climate change, reverse biodiversity loss and reduce pollution - as long as we do it right read more
Saying goodbye to a Forestry icon
24 March, 2020
Anybody involved in the Forestry business in South Africa either knows Roger personally or knows of him by name. Roger is one of those larger than life individuals who, during the 33 odd years that he has been working for the Industry, first through Forest Owners' Association... read more
New Agriculture Development Agency Aims For R25bn In Investment
24 March, 2020
Transport & Construction
The South African Agricultural Development Agency was officially launched in Pretoria on Tuesday, and hopes to facilitate investments of R25 billion in the agricultural sector over the next ten years. AGDA is the culmination of an initiative which began about two years ago. read more
Rise in the National Minimum Wage
23 March, 2020
Thulas Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, gazetted South Africa's new minimum wage which took effect from 1 March 2020. The new minimum wage of R18.68 per hour, for each ordinary hour worked, for forestry and farm workers. read more
Forests and Biodiversity
20 March, 2020
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts. read more
Why plantations are NOT green deserts
19 March, 2020
Ahead of the United Nations' International Day of Forests on 21 March, Forestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value. read more
Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis
19 March, 2020
All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect employment and the economy ticking over. According to Frank Mullen, CEO of Zinia, a leading mid-sized telecoms and ICT provider. read more
Forestry Industry addressing the impact of COVID-19 with the Government through the PPGI
18 March, 2020
On Friday, 28 February 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, resulting in Governments around the world strengthening their containment measures. Besides the obvious health implications. read more
Ramaphosa declares Covid-19 national disaster, says 61 cases confirmed in SA
16 March, 2020
Ramaphosa declares Covid-19 national disaster, says 61 cases confirmed in SA
Pretoria - President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are now 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa and has declared a national state of disaster. Initially, it was people who had travelled out of the country, especially from Italy. read more
Infection Control and Prevention - Covid 19
11 March, 2020
SkillsTrain Distribution
Infection control and prevention training is vital to any organization providing emergency medical services. Action Training Systems' (ATS) 3-title Infection Control & Prevention series provides a systematic understanding of bloodborne, airborne, and other diseases of concern to emergency responders. read more