Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

GROWING KNOWLEDGE … GROWING NUMBERS


OBJECTIVES
Develop growers’ and contractors’ skills so that they can carry out silviculture operations economically and to a good standard.

Khulisa Ulwazi, our training centre for Sappi Khulisa, is steadily growing in popularity.

Training material has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Natural Resources and covers areas like entrepreneurship, fire management, harvesting planning, leadership and management development and safety— Stop and Think Before You Act—amongst others.

TO GIVE AN IDEA OF THE TYPE OF TRAINING – AFTER COMPLETION OF THE SILVICULTURE MODULE, TRAINEES WILL HAVE:

  • The ability to measure one hectare and understand what a hectare is.
  • An understanding of tree espacement and stocking.
  • An understanding of Sappi Khulisa rates and how they work.
  • A broad understanding of silvicultural activities.
  • An understanding of Sappi Khulisa rates and how they work.
  • An understanding of how silviculture task work is calculated.
  • The ability to calculate the basic shift rate.
  • A basic understanding of developing an annual plan of operations.
  • Understanding of timing of operations.
  • The ability to do a monthly and quarterly work plan.
  • The ability to determine whether tasks are done at viable cost.
  • The ability to complete a daily production sheet.