Stanley Black & Decker moves into its stylish new South African home

fter seven years back in South Africa, one-tool company Stanley Black & Decker is confirming its place in the high-end tooling trade with a move to a permanent new home in Gosforth Park, Germiston, Johannesburg. The trendy new space located at 10 Silverstone Street at Raceway Industrial Park acts as the new regional distribution warehouse […]

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Global machine market responding to increased business confidence

The signs are all around us. The global economy is slowly but surely responding to more favourable conditions and increased business confidence in the last year. This is clearly visible if one looks at the figures achieved by the Italian machine manufacturing market in 2017. The Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers’ Association (Acimall) has, during a recent […]

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Forestry South Africa holds annual regional meetings

Forestry South Africa has announced dates for their Annual Regional Meeting for the Zululand and Northern KwaZulu-Natal regions.                ZULULAND GROUP WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018 11:00 KWAMBONAMBI CLUB   NORTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018 10:00 KAMBULA FARMERS HALL Both large (corporate), medium and small-scale growers are welcome to attend these meetings which not only […]

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National Building Regulations workshop to focus on roofing

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered timber construction industry, will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the 31st of August with the assistance of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on the practical and legal aspects of the National Building Regulations with specific reference […]

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Visit the annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO)

The annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO) 2017 takes place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from 14 to 16 September 2017. The AGFO Expo, the preferred trade platform for the agriculture and forestry sectors, proved extremely successful last year and, with the number of sponsors and exhibitors that have already come […]

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Invitation to comment on SA National Forestry Certification standard

South Africa is in the process of developing a South African National Forestry Certification standard as part of the South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS), which will seek endorsement by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).  This standard is based on the National Principles, Criteria, Indicators and Standards Framework (PCI&S). Interested parties are […]

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SALDEA gears up for their 20th annual conference

The South African Lumber Driers Educational Association (SALDEA) will be hosting its 20th conference this year at the Ingeli Forest Resort in Harding on 14 and 15 September 2017. The conference format will be as follows: Registration from 8h30 to 11h00 on Thursday, 14 September Conference commencing at 11h00 Dinner at 19h00 Breakfast from 7h00 […]

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A new era for the ICFR & Upcoming ICFR Events

The ICFR is about to embrace a new era with a change in leadership for the first time in 19 years. Our current Director, Prof. Colin Dyer retires formally from the ICFR at the end of June 2017. Colin joined the ICFR as its Director in 1998, and over the last two decades, has successfully […]

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150 TREES PLANTED AT WILD COAST MUSIC FEST

The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities, the festival not only draws much needed tourists to […]

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