The Industrial Development Corporation, IDC, has identified commercial forestry as a major business in the future development of job and wealth creation within rural communities.
To this end they have created a R20m fund to assist selected service providers in the facilitation and development of community based commercial afforestion.
In 2011, Rural Forestry Development cc, was selected as a preferred service provider and James Ballantyne, Peter Nixon and Themba Radebe commenced inter acting with certain communities with limited success due mainly to the small land mass unit’s being made available for forestry.
The IDC will make low interest rate loans available for long term forestry business, but also peripheral business’s such as Saw Mills, Timber Trucking Vehicles.
The forestry part of the IDC advert above was shot at Zintwala with Zintwala actors and Lawrence next to the stack.