- What channels should we follow to add action to the recommendation made?
- What type of support could we expect from Government?
This sector is much untransformed. All the wealth and opportunities are still in the hands of the White minority except for Cape Pine that also has a long way to go with regards to transformation. This is a sector of great potential and, as the Deputy President has put it, “It’s a sunrise industry.”
We therefore call for urgent intervention on all these issues. We also call for the support and strengthening of the WCFSF and also for decisive action on companies like PG Bison. A good start could possibly be a visit from the Department of Labor to see whether they comply with EE and BEE legislation. DAFF should also investigate them to see whether they comply with all forestry related legislation.
Press release issued by Ralph Stander, Interim Chairperson of the Western Cape Forestry Stakeholders Forum (WCFSF).