Southern Africa Updates


Saturday, 14 October 2017
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for South Africa is open for Public Consultation

Controlled Wood claims allow uncertified materials to be used in products with FSC “Mix” labels read more …


Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Pilot FSC awareness course for BWI affiliate trade unions in Southern Africa

Workshop AttendeesFSC Africa in partnership with the Builders and Workers International (BWI) Africa Middle East Region hosted an FSC training session in Durban, South Africa on 13 -15 September 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 03 October 2017
National Risk Assessment – South Africa

The South African National Risk Assessment (NRA) process began in early 2017 with the establishment of a NRA Working Group read more …


Sunday, 10 June 2018
Feedback on the first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS)public consultation

A public consultation to generate feedback on the first draft of the Namibian NFSS was carried
out for 61 days between 01 February 2018 and 02 April 2018. read more …


Wednesday, 04 April 2018
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for South Africa approved and available

ForestThe National Risk Assessment (NRA) was approved on 03 April 2018 and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard. read more …


Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Sustainable Forest Management in Namibia on a growth path

NamibiaBush encroachment is estimated to affect up to 26 million ha (32%) of Namibia’s land and has severe negative consequences on key ecosystem services, especially agricultural productivity and groundwater recharge. Agricultural productivity in Namibia has declined by two thirds throughout the past decades, mainly due to the negative impact of bush encroachment. The phenomenon affects both commercial and communal farming in Namibia, mostly the central, eastern and north-eastern regions. read more …



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