Southern Africa Updates


Friday, 23 October 2020
FSC Friday well supported

FSC Friday english 2020We love forests! read more …


Friday, 23 October 2020
The story of sustainable charcoal in Namibia

As Namibia sees climate change increasingly affecting the country, FSC certification has become a sustainable, environmentally and economically beneficial solution, providing better working conditions and future prospects for thousands of small farmers. read more …


Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Woolworths launches innovative "circular economy" inspired paper shopping bags

Woolies new FBH paper bags – 1.    Woolies new FBH paper bags arelocally made by a supplier development beneficiary and constructed from ForestStewardship Council (FSC)-certified recycled content sourced from the same millwhere Woolworths sends its recyclable cardboard and paper.   (© Woolthworths)© WoolthworthsAs part of its ZERO packaging waste to landfill commitment, Woolworths set ambitious targets of phasing out single-use plastic bags as well as for all its packaging to be reusable or recycla-ble by 2022. read more …


Saturday, 03 October 2020
Increasing the FSC Brand Awareness across Southern Africa

Retail shopping – unbranded retail shelves  (© @nataliarosa)© @nataliarosaTwo major retailers in South Africa sign Trademark Licence Agreement with FSC read more …


Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Support Responsible Forestry on FSC® Friday 2020

FSC Friday english 2020FSC Celebrates Forests for All Together on FSC Friday, on Friday, September 25th read more …


Wednesday, 22 July 2020
A charcoal producer on top of the world

Matatiele – Business owner,Bongiwe Mafuya infield in the Colana Traditional Authority.  (© Manushka Moodley)© Manushka MoodleyOn a chilly Friday in June, Bongiwe Mafuya pulled on her facemask and signed an agreement with FSC® outside the ERS offices near Matatiele. She was joining the CMO Group Scheme, through which FSC-certified charcoal from her emerging business, KwaBhaca Nature Solutions (KwaBhaca means the home of the Bhaca tribe), will be sold into export markets. read more …



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