Southern Africa Updates


Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Introducing South Africa’s Women in Forestry initiative

Khosi Mavimbela – Khosi Mavimbela, Executive Director of Women in Forestry Chairwoman and Forestry SectorCharter Council (FSCC)   (© Khosi Mavimbela)© Khosi MavimbelaInterview with Women in Forestry Chairwoman and South Forestry Sector Charter Council (FSCC) Executive Director Khosi Mavimbela read more …


Tuesday, 27 April 2021
A New Perspective on Pesticides

Pesticides (© shutterstock)© shutterstockA revised FSC Pesticides Policy means new rules for foresters to follow. But more importantly, suggests Manushka Moodley, it should change the way we think. read more …


Tuesday, 27 April 2021
World Day for Cultural Diversity – 21 May: An FSC Perspective

Indigenous expert group"Forest for all forever", the FSC motto translates into the permanency of our planet's forests through responsible forest management while leaving no one behind. read more …


Monday, 26 April 2021
Waste Collectors - a critical cog in the Recycling Story

Mpact Reycling (© Mpact)© MpactA paper tower rolls at a snail’s pace in the emergency lane of a busy street. You have seen these waste collectors before. read more …


Friday, 26 March 2021
Pilot on FSC Certified Charcoal Production in Communal Areas kicks off

Namibia Project bush biomass (© GIZ/Tim Brunauer)© GIZ/Tim BrunauerLaunched on 17 March 2021, the “Commercialisation of Bush Biomass in Communal Areas through FSC certification” pilot project supports community forests to test suitable methods for harvesting and processing bush biomass in communal areas through sustainable charcoal production. The initiative is implemented by the Directorate of Forestry and the GIZ Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project in partnership with the De-bushing Advisory Service, a division of Namibia Biomass Industry Group with technical expertise by the CMO group. read more …


Tuesday, 16 March 2021
World Water Day - 22 March, 2021 : What does water mean to you?

World Water Day, March 22nd, 2021 (© WWF/Robb Tarr)© WWF/Robb TarrAn exclusive interview with Dr David Lindley from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa, by Gerard Busse, Marketing Manager, Forest Stewardship Council South Africa read more …



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