n Southern African Forestry Journal - General history of the South African forest industry : 1975 to 1990 : information paper




The more important events and developments in the history of the forest industry are summarized. The industry matured and expanded during this period in a number of aspects of which increase in exports and the emergence of the private sector as the main driver are the most significant. The development of the industry is described under the following headings: forest policy and industry organisations, ownership and commercialisation, afforestation, economics, outsourcing, protection, research, education and training, promotion of the industry, and associations.


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