Deputy Minister Obed Bapela’s recent visit to SAFCOL highlights the company’s importance as a significant player in the forestry industry. SAFCOL’s financial performance has significantly improved, and the company’s growth strategy aims to consolidate its position, maximize revenue, and profit growth in the future.
Investing in Communities
SAFCOL demonstrates its commitment to investing in communities where it operates by handing over newly built classrooms and school shoes to the Provincial Department of Education and learners of the Edwaleni Primary School. The construction of these classrooms will provide learners with a more conducive space to achieve their potential, enhancing the learning environment.
Innovation and Research
The Sabie Research and Development facility is a critical component of SAFCOL’s operations that demonstrates the company’s dedication to innovation and research in the forestry sector. The research conducted at this facility has contributed significantly to the development of new techniques and technologies that have improved SAFCOL’s plantation’s productivity and efficiency.
SAFCOL’s Platorand Training Centre is another example of its commitment to investing in the development of skills and capacity in the forestry sector. Through its training programs, the company equips its employees and external stakeholders with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the forestry industry. This investment in skills development benefits not only SAFCOL but also the broader economy, as skilled individuals are essential for any sector’s development.
Contributing to the Forestry Sector and the South African Economy
Overall, Deputy Minister Bapela’s visit to SAFCOL showcases the company’s achievements and strategic vision for growth. By investing in its operations, communities, and skills development, SAFCOL contributes to the development of the forestry sector and the broader South African economy.