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Forestry and Related Services in South Africa
BY Rebecca Viljoen
South Africa
03 August 2020
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Forestry and Related Services


The country’s 1.2 million hectares of timber plantations produce between 15 million and 18 million tons of timber every year. Timber is a renewable resource and forests play an important role in climate change mitigation. There is a growing timber shortage in South Africa, and the industry is struggling to secure enough suitable land to plant new forests. Eleven forestry companies, about 1,100 commercial timber farmers and 20,000 small-scale farmers, representing over 90% of South Africa’s forestry industry, are members of industry body Forestry South Africa. South Africa is a significant exporter of forest-related products, and pulp, paper and solid wood are the industry’s main exports.


Biomass


Increasingly, processing plant by-products (biomass) are being used to generate electricity. As technology improves, large companies that manufacture pulp and paper products are moving into the bioeconomy and major players such as Sappi, Mondi, MTO and York are beginning to integrate biofuel into their products. There significant potential for biofuel since sawmill operators produce large quantities of biomass and some companies are using biomass to generate electricity and establish biorefineries.


Local Economic Impact


Most of the forestry industry’s workforce lives in rural communities. The industry contributes to local economies through job creation, social services and infrastructure development. There has been significant development of small-scale growers, who are usually located near to larger industry players that have harvesting and transport capacity.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on Forestry and Related Services and includes the sawmilling and treatment of poles subsectors. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, production, trade and labour statistics and sector developments. There are profiles of 27 companies including major players such as Sappi and Mondi, Lion Match Forestry and PG Bison, the state-owned industry player Safcol and milling and timber product companies such as Plantation Sawmilling and Boards and Stevens Lumber Mills.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 17
4.1.2. Regulations 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 25
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 28
5.1. Economic Environment 28
5.2. Legislation 29
5.3. Input Costs 30
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 30
5.5. Labour 32
5.6. Land Ownership 35
5.7. Environmental 35
5.8. Cyclicality 38
6. COMPETITION 38
6.1. Barriers to Entry 39
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 41
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
10. REFERENCES 43
10.1. Publications 43
10.2. Websites 44
APPENDIX 1 46
Summary of Notable Players 46
COMPANY PROFILES 49
AMATHOLE FORESTRY COMPANY (PTY) LTD 49
BEDROCK MINING SUPPORT (PTY) LTD 51
BRACKEN TIMBERS (PTY) LTD 53
C J RANCE (PTY) LTD 56
GEELHOUTVLEI TIMBERS CC 58
INDEPENDANT TIMBERS CC 59
KHULANI TIMBER INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 60
LAWA ESTATES (PTY) LTD 62
LIMPOPO LUMBER PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 63
LION MATCH FORESTRY (PTY) LTD 65
MERENSKY TIMBER (PTY) LTD 67
MONDI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 69
MTO FORESTRY (PTY) LTD 72
NCT FORESTRY CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED PRIMARY CO-OPERATIVE 74
PG BISON (PTY) LTD 77
PLANTATION SAWMILLING AND BOARDS CC 80
R AND B TIMBERS (PTY) LTD 82
SAPPI LTD 84
SINGISI FOREST PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 89
SOUTH AFRICAN FORESTRY COMPANY (SOC) LTD 91
STEVENS LUMBER MILLS (PTY) LTD 94
SUREJOY INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 96
TIMRITE (PTY) LTD 98
TREATED TIMBER PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 100
U C L COMPANY (PTY) LTD 103
VUKA TIMBERS (PTY) LTD 106
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS LTD 108