South Africa

  • FSA Annual Report 2015

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The positive growth trend in timber volumes, which had started in 2014 and was helped greatly by the weaker Rand, continued for the first three quarters in 2015. Unfortunately, in the last quarter of the year, the impact of the severe drought was felt, when timber volumes slumped to 10% below the expected volume for that period. As a result, where we were projecting a healthy budget surplus for the year, volumes ended up just 0.7% higher year on year and income was 0.6% below budget. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Farm, forestry employers warned to comply with minimum wages

    Etiketter: Politics & Finance
    Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has warned farm and forestry employers that they have to comply with the minimum wage regulations even during the current drought conditions. / Forestry South Africa
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  • New minimum wages for farm & forestry workers w.e.f. 1 March 2016

    Etiketter: Forestry, Politics & Finance
    Please find attached for your information the relevant Government Gazette as well as the history of minimum wages in the Forestry Sector since the Sectoral Determination was established in 2006. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Zululand community empowered through forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    “Amazing! We are very happy. Things are going well. You won’t believe the change in people’s attitudes around here.” These are the words of Moses Ntombela, chairperson of the kwaZiqongwana Community Trust, which runs a forestry business on 4 920 hectares of land in Babanango, Zululand. Half of that area is planted to timber – eucalyptus, pine and wattle. / Forestry South Africa
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