Formation and History

SAFCA was inaugurated on 13 October 1989 as a national organisation to represent and assist forestry contractors and forward their interests in the commercial forestry industry. The inauguration took place at Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga and SAFCA was formed with 9 initial members.
The organization was formed to further the common purpose of forestry contractors, without infringing on contractor competitive position or serving individual interests.

Various services like a Provident Fund, Medical Aid, Legal Aid, Central Buying, Public Liability insurance, Quality Audits, Training facilitation and Capacity Development, Short-Term insurance, Costing model development, forestry-technical advice and representation on various industry forums were part of the SAFCA services. Over the years and from experience SAFCA retained the services of insurance, capacity development, forestry-technical advice & costing, training facilitation and capacity development and representation on different forums (universities, Forestry Charter Council, SETA).

SAFCA is turning 30! Come celebrate with us.

Offices and Functionality


The Johannesburg office in Isando, close to the OR Tambo Airport is the administrative Head office of SAFCA

Contact Details

Mrs Ann Visser is the Administrative and Financial Manager, assisted by Mrs Monia Engelbrecht.

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The Pietermaritzburg office is the centre for capacity development and training related matters.

Contact Details

Mrs Pamela Naidoo is in charge of the office, assisted by Mrs Nicolette Naidoo and a team of three administrative people.

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The George Office is responsible for general communication and executive management for SAFCA.

Contact Details

The Safca Office in George is headed by Dr Jaap Steenkamp and assisted by Mrs Careen Steenkamp.

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