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AfrEquip and Morbark are climate changers

The Morbark 3400X Wheeled Wood Hog grinder. South Africa has joined the worldwide quest for renewable and green energy and the increasing drive to find sustainable solutions to mitigate the greenhouse gasses that are causing climate change

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Symposium on ecosystems approach to wildfire management

Top rated international and local wildfire experts will share their research and insights at the biannual fire management symposium that will be hosted by the School of Natural Resource Management of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) on 3 to 5 October 2018

Buyisile Mdunge wins NCT Forestry’s Tree Farmer of the Year Award

Margaret Buyisile Mdunge, a tree farmer from KwaZulu-Natal’s Greytown area was recently announced as NCT Forestry’s 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year in the competition’s small-scale grower category.

Wood-Mizer Africa releases three new affordable sawmills

Wood-Mizer’s LT15POWER, LT15START and LT15GO are now available to meet the lowinvestment requirements of sawmillers in Africa who want to boost yields, lower costs, and have dependable and durable sawmilling machinery.


Big things afoot at Sappi

Big things are happening at Sappi, with massive investments in growing their dissolving wood pulp production capacity by approximately 50% over the coming five years, as well as the development and construction of a new wood-chip fired biomass plant at its Ngodwana mill.

Global timber and wood products market update

Market pulp producers saw higher profts in the 1Q/18 as pulp prices jump to record high levels, while producton costs increased only slightly, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

Resaw to the next level with Wood-Mizer TITAN’s resaw range

An effective resaw programme that ensures the high-speed and accurate recovery of valuable timber in sideboards or the efficient processing of blocks into boards, is a good yardstick to measure the efficiency of a sawmilling operation against.

Roof inspector training boosts skills in the construction industry

The days of fly-by-night builders are slowly ending, particularly in the engineered timber construction industry where the hard work of the ITC-SA is raising the profile and levels of professionalism.

AHEC hosts exclusive presentations on US hardwoods in design

South Africa’s foremost design trade show, the 100% Design expo, co-located with Decorex 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, saw the American Hard Wood Export Council host an exlusive presentation on hardwoods in design in South Africa.

World first TruCut - Turn your panel saw into a high end productivity machine

The recent WoodEx for Africa expo saw one of the few remaining local machine manufacturers, WoodTech Mechatronics, unveil the latest in their range of innovative solutions for the professional woodworking industry, in the form of the TruCut Panel Saw CNC retrofit rip fence.