The 7th annual National Book Week kicked off at the Apartheid Museum with a keynote address by the Gauteng MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms. Faith Mazibuko, who spoke on the importance of reading to build future leaders of our country. National Book Week (NBW), which runs from the 05th -11th September 2016, […]
In South Africa, 1.3 million hectares (ha) of pine and eucalyptus trees are sustainably managed for commercial processing into wood and paper products. Through modern science and nanotechnology, wood fibre – cellulose – is used in automobiles, aerospace, defence and even medicine. While Arbor Week traditionally calls on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees […]
“It was Nelson Mandela who said that ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. As the South African Book Development Council, we firmly believe that access to books from an early age is the sharp edge of the spear. That said, […]
People who work in print find themselves in a constant state of flux and perplexity. Overhaul my business? Stick with what I know? And then, to move swiftly into the realm of the philosophical: is print dying? Luckily, the future of the printing industry isn’t as type and dried as all that.
We can all agree that “digital is not going away” – it is very much a part of our world. I’m using it to publish this post. But even in this multimedia, multiplatform world, paper is not going away either. And that’s a good thing. Especially for trees.
One of the biggest challenges facing the South African forestry, agriculture and fishery sectors is addressing the widening chasm between ageing producers and the absorption of young graduates. Another, facing forestry in particular, is the fragmentation of business units and land areas. This has seen the transfer of operations and skills to emerging land-owners and […]
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) – global forum of the forest products industry – will hold its annual meeting in Sydney, Australia, July 4-5. Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) and vice president of ICFPA, will reunite with her industry peers from across the […]
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and its members welcome the signing of the landmark United Nations agreement to tackle climate change, set to take place on Friday April 22 – coinciding with Earth Day which this year celebrates the theme of Trees for the Earth. The agreement – adopted by all 196 […]
It’s World Book Day on 23 April. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) explores the topic of reading by garnering the opinions of South African professionals and parents about the value of reading to our children from paper books.