Industry Partners

Forestry SA

Forestry South Africa (FSA) is South Africa's premier and largest forestry organisation representing growers of timber in South Africa. The Association’s membership includes all 11 corporate forestry companies active in the Industry, approximately 1 300 commercial timber farmers and some 20 000 emergent small scale growers who between them own or control no less than 93% of the total plantation area in the country. Given these credentials, FSA is regarded by Government and the private sector alike as being the Industry’s representative body.

One of FSA's founding objectives is to bring the emerging small-scale timber grower sector into the mainstream of forestry activities, through membership of FSA. Forestry South Africa’s Head Office situated in Sandton, Johannesburg. A regional office in Pietermaritzburg serves the needs of its KZN members.

Tel: (021) 712 1151
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The vision of the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body of the engineered timber structure industry, is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered timber construction industry.

With the ITC-SA, both the trade and consumer can enjoy the peace of mind and protection that come with a safely erected and inspected timber frame home, roof or deck structure, with guaranteed Professional Indemnity Cover for the structural stability of the construction.

The ITC-SA is a SAQA-accredited professional body and a Recognised Voluntary Association in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act 46 of 2000).

Tel: 011 974 1061 / Fax: 011 392 6155
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Sawmilling South Africa (SSA), the voice of South Africa’s sawmilling sector, was established in 2008 to promote the interests of all sawmillers in South Africa and to create unity of purpose and identity among its members. The Association promotes the sustainable growth and development of the industry with particular emphasis on emergent previously disadvantaged sawmillers, supports free competition and entrepreneurship and encourages education and training in the sector.

Tel: +27(44) 343 1720
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The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) is a joint initiative of industry, labour and government, and thus has the common interest of promoting development and growth of the South African furniture industry for the benefit of all stakeholders. Through its advanced design and manufacturing capabilities, the South African furniture sector will be recognised locally and internationally in specific market segments by 2020, resulting in employment, productivity growth, and positive transformation across the furniture value chain.

Tel: +27 (0)212 860 821/2
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Interest in recent years in the use of traditional wood floors and the newer generation laminate flooring in commercial and domestic buildings prompted responsible local business concerns to form an industry representative body.

This initiative is in line with comparable organisations throughout the world, many of which have been active for a considerable length of time.

This can be seen in the established European and other national standards bodies that have contributed enormously to high standards in refined products. These high standards are now synonymous with the South African wood and laminate industry.

Thus, the Southern African Wood and Laminate Flooring Association (SAWLFA) was formed in November 1998 to develop an awareness of wood and laminate flooring and to address the needs of both the local industry and the customer.

Future success for all our businesses lies in our collective hands. Only through the medium of a strong, pro-active industry body can we fully promote the products, our expertise and services on a professional basis.

Tel: 011 455 2822 / Fax: 086 614 1491

The South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA) is a non-profit association formed in 1980, by the South African wood preserving industry, primarily to promote timber treatment and treated timber products. Commercially grown timber in Southern Africa is mainly of the Eucalyptus and Pinus species, both of which are not durable. By applying the correct chemicals to these timbers we are able to ensure that the timber performs as if it were durable thereby giving predictable long life performance.

Tel: 011 974 1061 / Fax: 011 392 1995
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The Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA) was first established in 1996, but became dormant for several years due to a lack of national standards for the thatched roof construction industry. However, since the introduction of the national standard, SANS 10407 Thatched Roof Construction, the association was provided with new purpose and vision and is active in the industry today.

TASA’s vision is to become known and accepted as the national voice for the professional trade of thatched roofs in South Africa. The association strives to achieve international bargaining power for its members while fostering competition, skills development and quality products. A founding member of the International Thatching Society, TASA is geared to connecting consumers and the trade with the best thatched roof construction professionals trading in the industry today.

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