21 Jun

SAFCOL Is At The Heart Of South African Forestry


“Conducting forestry business”

SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) is the largest state-owned forestry company in South Africa, primarily involved in the forestry industry with operations in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, as well as in the Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique.

SAFCOL is a Schedule 2 listed public entity under the PFMA, and is established in terms of the Management of State Forests Act of 1992, and is mandated to operate commercially. It also contributes to the Government objectives of Economic Development through applicable programmes and interventions to improve the socio-economic conditions of people and communities surrounding its operations.

As a SOC, SAFCOL has a dual mandate of commercial viability, as well as that of socio-economic development. Our commercial mandate is to conduct forestry business, which is the development in the long term of the forestry industry according to accepted commercial management practice.

Our socio-economic development mandate is to show an effective return, to our Shareholder, whilst we contribute to economic development mainly in the rural areas.


  • A leader in sustainable forests and commercial forest products.


SAFCOL is committed to:

  • Growing our business in the forestry value chain,
  • Maximising stakeholder value through strategic partnerships,
  • Facilitating the sustainable economic transformation of the forestry industry and thereby uplifting communities and,
  • Maintaining practises that are economically viable, environmentally acceptable and socially beneficial


  • We are passionate about forests and our communities.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation in our business.
  • We respect and value our employees
  • We strive for customer satisfaction.

We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.


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