Southern Africa Updates


Thursday, 30 April 2020
From Bush to Charcoal: the Greenest Charcoal Comes from Namibia

Charcoal worker on farm (© N.Bouville)© N.BouvilleFaced with extreme climate conditions, Namibian farmers have learnt to diversify their activities, especially by producing FSC certified charcoal read more …


Friday, 10 April 2020
Why plantations are NOT green deserts

Biodiversity and conservation – Mountainscape: Local forestry landscapes are a tapestry of commercial timber compartments – or crops – interwoven with tracts of natural vegetation, which enhance and conserve biodiversity in these grasslands, wetlands and indigenous forests ecosystem. (© Forestry South Africa)© Forestry South AfricaForestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value and challenges people to think differently about plantations. read more …


Friday, 10 April 2020
1,6 million hectares: Namibia reaches new heights in FSC certification

Namibia  grassland (© FSC international)© FSC internationalNamibia has achieved 1,6 million hectares of FSC Forest Management certified area with approximately 320 land owners/managers. 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 …



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