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The pioneering Umgano Community Initiative, built on a solid foundation of forestry, has progressed to the next level with the recent opening of a sawmill. The business, started by members of the Mabandla Community near Creighton …read more
A total of 7000ha was transferred to the Mabandla community in Kwazulu-Natal as part of government’s land reform programme. The community has since established several successful ventures, including a commercial forestry enterprise, on the land.
As part …read more
Umgano forestry project upgrades timber loading and haulage capacity.
Transport and logistics is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Umgano forestry business, and constitutes 40% of the costs, according to Zweli Baleni, CEO of Umgano …read more
The day has come, the Umgano Timbers sawmill has officially been opened. The opening event was attended by all the staff and dignatories. Stuart Barlett from the IDC gave the keynote speech.
Umgano Forestry and sawmill staff …read more
Umgano was transformed last week into a winter wonderland with a great dusting of snow. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
After our first collection for 2016, Zintwala managed to collect 135 kg of honey which translated into 268 bottles of honey. The 2015 season (the 1st with Pat Nolan assisting) saw us collecting only 119 bottles …read more
Progress on the Umgano Timbers sawmill continues well with the shed and conveyor in place, the decking is down and the first sawmill machine in place. The office block is also coming along great with its …read more
The sawmill at Umgano is taking shape quite nicely. Below are some photos to show the progress so far. The pictures show the progress on the Umgani Timber office building, our brand new Umgano Fleet truck …read more
Umgano Eco Adventures, the tourism company that falls under Umgano Development Company, was recently featured in a very cool article by adventurelife.co.za. Ico Schutte ‘tagged along’ on a course down the Umzinkulu River. Click the link …read more
It is evident that as the days start to get longer and the nights shorter, winter slowly becomes a memory. Are you ready for spring and its colourful coat? We understand spring is a season filled …read more
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