Southern Africa Updates


Sunday, 15 March 2020
International Day of Forest, March 21st, 2020

Two Cheetahs – Two cheetas (© FSC)© FSCFSC forest management standards place strict requirements on forest managers to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. read more …


Thursday, 06 February 2020
FSC® - a valuable tool for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

SDG , life on land, ending povertyThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, also referred to as the Sus-tainable Development Goals are a universal commitment to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human well-being. read more …


Thursday, 05 December 2019
South Africa spotlight on voluntary sustainability standards

Pannelists of the conference – Panellists: Dr Achna Negi, Professor inInternational Trade, Nehru University, India, Lorena Jaramillo Castro, UNCTAD,Sixolile Ngcobo, Commission on Gender Equality, South AfricaOur Marketing Manager, Gerard Busse recently attended the South African Initiative on Voluntary Sustainability Standards Conference held in Pretoria earlier this month. read more …


Friday, 02 August 2019
Amathole, on top of the world after 20 years of certification

Amathole montainsMuch has changed at Amathole Forestry Company (Pty)Ltd (AFC) over the past 20 years, but one thing has been constant: it has retained its FSC Forest Management certification throughout this time. read more …


Thursday, 01 August 2019
FSC®-certified charcoal from Namibia helps root out invasive species

Namibian bushFSC-certified charcoalfrom Namibia exported to Europe consists exclusively of thorn bushes. The invasive species threatens the natural ecosystem there. read more …


Thursday, 06 December 2018
South Africa National Forest Management Standard

NFSS and Risk Assessment for South Africa – Documentsavailable for download read more …



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