- Forestry South Africa (FSA) is paying tribute to the women in the forestry sector
- The group is South Africa’s largest forestry organisation representing timber growers
- To celebrate Women’s Day, FSA will publish the stories of 24 women involved in the industry
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South Africa celebrates Women’s Day on Friday and Forestry South Africa (FSA) is paying tribute to the women in the forestry sector for the entire month of August.
FSA is the largest forestry organisation representing timber growers within the country.
The group will be publishing a series of stories as they profile 24 women working within the sector.
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In a statement, FSA explained that the women have 320 years’ worth of combined experience in forestry.
Executive director of FSA Michael Peter said, “Some have dedicated their lives to the sector, others are just at the start of their career, but all have one thing in common – the wish to dispel the myth that forestry is a man’s world.”
He added: “Their success is testament to how our sector has embraced and benefited from the skills and qualities women bring to the industry."
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Briefly.co.za understands that the industry produces a wide range of everyday items across various sectors, ranging from furniture to face wash.
Executive director of the Forest Sector Charter Council, Khosi Mavimbela, feels that the women working in forestry take pride in their work and wish to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
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