Global Timber Conference set to kick off in Borneo

Borneo, the third largest island in the world is known for its dense rainforest; has been selected as the host venue for the 2nd edition of Global Timber Conference (GTC 2017) from 6 – 8 November 2017 at Pullman Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Organized by Confexhub with the strong support from Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation […]

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Nelson Mandela Forestry students excel in Russia

Nelson Mandela University Forestry students Zamadlamini Dlamini and Tertius Venter were chosen by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to attend the 14th International Junior Forest Contest 2017 which took place from 3 – 8 September 2017 in Russia (Moscow). Both students were highly commended for their work and received Merit Diplomas and […]

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The SAFCOL Forestry Industrialisation Conference

The SAFCOL Forestry Industrialisation Conference, FIC 2017, was held at the Transnet Rail Training Centre near Tembisa in Kempton Park recently and things became quite heated as issues of land claims and transformation took centre stage. Speaker after speaker, starting with SAFCOL Chairman Lungile Mabace, urged the forestry industry to transform at a faster rate. […]

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DANA Forestry Investment Conference

The second DANA Forestry Investment Conference was held in September at the Skukuza Conference Centre, attracting an impressive lineup of speakers from across the globe and covering a number of very interesting topics aimed at promoting investment in the African forestry industry. Speakers , including investment consultants unpacked the current state of the forestry industry […]

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New approach needed for investment in emerging markets

It is estimated that approximately 330 000Ha of new forestry plantations need to be established per annum in Africa to satisfy future demand. Unfortunately, the amount of actual new plantations does not come close to that figure. According to Roger Naylor, senior consultant at Indufor, one of the world’s leading forest consulting service providers, only […]

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