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Local News

Wow, can wood really make that?
18, Dec 2020

For millennia, trees have provided mankind with fuel, food, fibre and medicine from their fruit, flowers, roots, wood, leaves and branches. In fact, many things we use daily are connected to wood.


New DG appointed for environment dept
18, Dec 2020

During a virtual meeting of Cabinet on December 2, Nomfundo Tshabalala was appointed Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) director-general.


Restarting the Largest Wood Pellet Export Plant in Africa
30, Nov 2020

Biomass processing and wood pelletisation plant for cleaner energy to be refurbished and recommissioned in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

International News

WRI Market Insights, December 2020: The Global Forest Industry
07, Jan 2021

Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in the 3Q/20. The most significant price increases occurred in Western US, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Oceania.


Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years
11, Nov 2020

In a recent statement, the Russian President Mr. Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs...


European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years
05, Nov 2020

Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the shipments were to neighboring countries on the continent...

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