Southern Africa Updates


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 …


Monday, 12 March 2018
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation

Namibia NFSSThe process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! read more …


Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation

The process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! read more …


Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Sappi sponsors FSC General Assembly

Dr David Everard, Divisional Environmental ManagerSappi the world largest producers of dissolving wood pulp were one of the silver sponsors of the 2017 FSC General Assembly. read more …


Wednesday, 13 December 2017
FSC Africa hosts a COC Course in South Africa

Workshop AttendeesFSC Southern Africa hosted its 3rd on-site Chain of Custody (CoC) course at the SGS Training Centre in Johannesburg on 4-5 December 2017. The course provided both potential certificate holders and certified companies with an improved understanding of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) CoC requirements. read more …



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