Southern Africa Updates


Monday, 17 October 2016
South African derogations approved

Pesticides (© FSC IC)© FSC ICOn 09 September 2016, the use of Alpha-Cypermethrin, Cypermethrin and Deltamethrin in South Africa was approved by the FSC pesticides committee for specific certificate holders. read more …


Monday, 17 October 2016
High Conservation Value Assessors Course.12-14 December 2016, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Consultation (© FSC GB)© FSC GBThe concept of High Conservation Values (HCV), initially developed as part of the FSC Principles and Criteria, is applied widely today in relation to the management of natural resources, in forestry, agriculture, biofuels/biomaterials, and other areas. read more …


Monday, 19 September 2016
Central National Risk Assessment Category 3 Workshop Update

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICFSC Africa has commenced the process of the Centralised National Risk Assessment (CNRA) in Swaziland with Category 3. read more …


Monday, 19 September 2016
National Risk Assessment Update – South Africa

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICFSC International recently permitted the launch of the South African National Risk Assessment (NRA) process. The NRA Working Group is yet to be established and a proposal submitted to FSC International. read more …


Friday, 05 August 2016
Centralised National Risk Assessment in Swaziland is underway.

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICFSC Southern Africa has commenced the process of the Centralised National Risk Assessment (CNRA) in Swaziland with Category 3. read more …


Monday, 01 August 2016
Call for working group members for Controlled Wood National risk assessment for Cat 1 & Cat 3 in South Africa.

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICDuring the 2011 FSC General Assembly, the FSC Membership passed Policy Motion 51 to ‘Strengthen the Controlled Wood System’. The motion includes a revision of the Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-40-005), an evaluation of existing risk assessments, the phasing out of company-developed Risk Assessments and the development of FSC National Controlled Wood Risk Assessments. read more …

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