SA Forestry Sector Makes Chainsaw Training Safer With Virtual Reality

SA Forestry Sector Makes Chainsaw Training Safer With Virtual Reality: JOHANNESBURG, 10 SEPTEMBER 2019 ? In a world first, trainee chainsaw operators will soon be able to use a virtual reality (VR) application to test their theoretical knowledge and hone their skill in a simulated timber plantation. Developed by Forestry South Africa (FSA), the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M Seta) and industry partners, this solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test … [Read more...]

Forestry South Africa celebrates women in forestry with its profile series

Forestry South Africa celebrates women in forestry with its profile series: JOHANNESBURG, AUGUST 8, 2019 – This month, Forestry South Africa (FSA) is celebrating women in forestry. Over the next few weeks, FSA will be publishing the stories of 24 women in a series of profiles on www.forestryexplained.co.za. With more than 320 years experience among them in a variety of roles, these women show that no job is off limits as long as you have the passion and dedication required. “Some have dedicated their lives to the sector, others are just at the … [Read more...]

Plan your 2019 bucket list with Forestry South Africa’s new online recreational map

Plan your 2019 bucket list with Forestry South Africa’s new online recreational map: Lone Creek Falls – Mpumalanga Photo: SAFCOL JOHANNESBURG, January 15, 2019 – Forestry South Africa (FSA) has launched the Forestry Explained recreational map, ideal for when the travel bug bites, when you need family-friendly accommodation or a quiet weekend away from the city life. The new interactive map details the myriad of activities and attractions that are found on forestry-owned land around the country. Treasures within the trees Around 30% … [Read more...]

Plan your 2019 bucket with Forestry South Africa’s new online recreational map

Plan your 2019 bucket with Forestry South Africa’s new online recreational map: Lone Creek Falls – Mpumalanga Photo: SAFCOL JOHANNESBURG, January 15, 2019 – Forestry South Africa (FSA) has launched the Forestry Explained recreational map, ideal for when the travel bug bites, when you need family-friendly accommodation or a quiet weekend away from the city life. The new interactive map details the myriad of activities and attractions that are found on forestry-owned land around the country. Treasures within the trees Around 30% of … [Read more...]