Papering over the cracks: why negative forestry perceptions are doing our planet a disservice Jane Molony, Executive Director at Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) I would be sipping piña coladas on a luxury island resort if I had a rand (or maybe a US dollar) for every time I’ve seen the words ‘please […]
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PAMSA has had a busy few months during which it has hosted a number of webinars and discussions on a variety of topics. These webinars are hosted on the PAMSA YouTube channel. So in case you missed them, please find a list of the sessions below.
WEBINAR REMINDER: Unpacking the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement for the Timber Processing and Pulp & Paper Sector
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s largest free trade area bringing together the 55 countries of the African Union (AU) and eight (8) Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to create a single market for the continent. The aim is to enable the free flow of goods and services across the continent and […]
10 October 2023 | 10:00 – 12:00
JOHANNESBURG – 19 September 2023 – Sakhile Zincume from Gingindlovu in KwaZulu-Natal had been held back in grade 11 twice before finally completing his matric. He went on to enrol in pulp and paper making at Umfolozi TVET college and through hard work and diligence, Zincume finished his three-year course and participated in a 12-month […]
1.3 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging kept out of SA’s landfills thanks to recycling JOHANNESBURG – SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 –Thanks to the waste separation efforts of conscientious citizens, businesses, schools and the greater recycling industry, South Africa recycled just less than 1.3 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging in 2022. If baled […]
South African consumers’ views on environmental perceptions, preferences and attitudes towards print, paper and paper-based packaging have been included for the first time in an international survey, which showed that many are still confused about the relationship between farmed wood for papermaking, and deforestation.
South African consumers have varied preferences when it comes to print and electronic communication, survey reveals
JOHANNESBURG – August 23, 2023 – In the blended world of paper and digital media, consumers have varied preferences for what they receive electronically or in “hard copy”. This was brought to light in the Two Sides Trend Tracker survey, a biennial survey into consumer preferences and perceptions of print, paper and paper-based packaging. “The […]
This year’s Women’s Month coincided with the women’s netball and football world cups, providing the ideal time for Sappi to launch its #EmpowerHer netball programme in its neighbouring communities. Concerns raised by traditional councils over high teenage pregnancy rates and other societal challenges around Sappi’s KwaZulu-Natal-based mills, prompted the company to use sport as a […]
SOUTH AFRICA – August 11, 2023 – Consumers continue to believe electronic communication is more sustainable, with 49% agreeing that the Internet or “cloud” does not have a big environmental footprint, and 77% say that electronic communication is more environmentally friendly, according to the Two Sides ‘Trend Tracker Survey 2023’. The truth, however, is that […]