Sawmilling South Africa Logo

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day: Mondi showcases its commitment to conservation

Biodiversity

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day: Mondi showcases its commitment to conservation Tomorrow, May 22nd, marks World Biodiversity Day, an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of life on our planet and the crucial role it plays in sustaining our planet’s health and in the provision of critical ecosystem goods and services to businesses and society. Against […]

Six rural schools reap rewards from online maths and science support

May 2024 Six rural schools reap rewards from online maths and science support from Sawmilling South Africa

Pupils at six rural schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga are showing exceptional academic progress in mathematics and science thanks to a partnership between paper giant Mondi and the Ligbron e-Learning System. The Ligbron e-Learning System is a distance-learning project conceived in 2008 by Frans Kalp, deputy principal of Ligbron Academy. It connects schools all over […]

Promising SA-first solution to convert paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol

April 2024 Promising SA first solution to convert paper sludge food and textile waste into bioethanol 1 from Sawmilling South Africa

DURBAN – APRIL 25, 2024 – A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile starting material that finds diverse application in the production of industrial chemicals, bio-based plastics and sustainable aviation fuel. The solution was […]

Stora Enso celebrates the opening of wooden architectural landmark building Wisdome Stockholm

Jan 2024 Stora Enso celebrates the opening of wooden architectural landmark building Wisdome Stockholm from Sawmilling South Africa

Wisdome Stockholm is a new scientific experiential arena situated in the courtyard of Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm. The Wisdome Stockholm building encompasses a wooden architectural design creating an arched-shaped room of 1,325 square meters. Stora Enso has been the main partner and delivered sustainable wooden construction materials for the project. […]

TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing

November 2023 TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR 2023 from Sawmilling South Africa

On behalf of Sawmilling South Africa and its timber promotion partners, you are invited to join the next Talking Timber webinar on 12 December focusing on TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing from 12:30-14:00. In this final Talking Timber webinar for 2023, we have Dr Johann van der Merwe and Prof Brand […]

New engineered wood project in Cape Town

New engineered wood project in Cape Town

The Green Point Educational Dome   The Green Point Educational Dome is the brainchild of Lindie Burskie from the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management Department. The first of its kind to be built in South Africa, this unique and impressive structure and surrounding gardens are the result of a significant contribution of trusted city contractors, […]

Pine Logs for Sale

Pine Logs for Sale

Contact:  Hendry Seteria082 630 1651Hendry@safcol.co.za Noko Rammutla013 754 2849noko.rummutla@safcol.co.za

Sawmilling South Africa AGM – Highlights

July 2022 SSA AGM from Sawmilling South Africa

Click the above image to view an edited recording of the highlights of the Sawmilling South Africa AGM on 8 June 2022.

The sun shines for Densa and White River Sawmills

June 2022 The sun shines for Densa 1 from Sawmilling South Africa

Large-scale industrial solar panel installations provide tremendous cost-cutting benefits for sawmills, wood processing plants, and furniture manufacturers. There is no better time than now to capitalise on solar technologies. Running a sustainable business is challenging when overhead costs inflate, and the power supply is erratic and variable. Focusing on the future, Densa and White River […]

Timber ticks the boxes as a low carbon, sustainable and versatile building material

cropped site icon v2 from Sawmilling South Africa

With the built environment responsible for approximately 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions[i], sustainable timber and engineered wood have the unique potential to decarbonise the built environment both quickly and at scale while supporting urban development, rural economies and innovation. Emissions from the built environment come from two main sources: the energy consumed within buildings […]

Optimising cross-cut saws increase volume and value recovery

May 2022 Optimising cross cut 1 from Sawmilling South Africa

The selflevelling cabin of the 1910E forwarder is welcomed by operators The technical team at Pinnacle-SA, led by managing director Neil Murray, is known for its log and wood processing insight. Their practical approach to research, innovation and development assists the industry in streamlining production systems, thereby improving efficiency and productivity. Murray says sawmill owners […]

NRCS’ Inaction Spurs on Dangerous Criminals

May 2022 DBC Stop Crime from Sawmilling South Africa

Emboldened by lack of action by the National Regulator for Compulsory Standards (NRCS) for almost a year, criminal syndicates are continuing to spread their illegal timber treatment operations across the country. The NRCS conducted raids in early May in Limpopo, tackling just one illegal treatment plant and several hardware stores selling the counterfeit poles. This […]

Arxada Announces New Appointment – Customer Accounts Manager

June 2022 Arch Wood Protection Johan Nortje 1 from Sawmilling South Africa

Arxada has appointed Johan Nortje as the new Customer Accounts Manager. Nortje’s 14 years of experience in the timber industry is an asset to the Arxada sales and technical team. Nortje is responsible for Arxada’s customers in the KwaZulu-Natal, southern Mpumalanga and Swaziland (Eswatini) regions. Port Shepstone, South Africa, 12 May 2022 Arxada, a global […]