Biomass Trade & Bio Energy Africa

Secure your pass today to evaluate Africa’s emerging biomass energy market opportunities! Plus when you register now, you‘ll benefit from Early Bird rates to be announced soon! Africa’s abundant agricultural resources can power up biomass energy plants locally as well as potentially make the region a key exporter of biomass feedstocks to Europe and other […]

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Breaking News: Another major fire hits the southern Cape

Another major and potentially devastating fire was reported in the southern Cape. This time in the Haelkraal area, 40km north of Mossel Bay, off the road that goes to Robinson Pass and Oudtshoorn. It is unclear at this stage how or where the fire started. The fire reached the Cape Pine / Geelhoutvlei Timbers pine […]

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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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Associations express need for collaboration and coordination after Cape forest fires

Following a recent meeting with the forestry and sawmilling stakeholders in the fire-ravaged Southern and Eastern Cape areas, Forestry South Africa (FSA) and Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) have emphasised the need for intensive collaboration and careful coordination between government and industry during the recovery operations. The two associations, the government departments of Agriculture, Forestry and […]

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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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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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Evowood’s Estcourt mill reopens

Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has reopened its Estcourt mill after a protracted strike which began in March. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the mill was operating and that 242 of the 733 workers who had lost their jobs as a result of the work stoppage had been offered re-employment on […]

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Get ready for LIGNA 2017

LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry, is gearing up for its 2017 season (22 to 26 May) with a new, more visitor-centric layout of themes. The significance of the new layout for the primary timber industry is that the Forestry Technology displays will be located […]

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Evowood’s Estcourt mill remains closed after protracted strike action

Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has unfortunately had to dismiss 434 workers at its Estcourt mill in the wake of protracted strike action. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the Labour Court issued an interim court order preventing employees from continuing an illegal strike on Monday 27 February 2017. On Friday 10 […]

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