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Congratulations to Andrew McEwan, lecturer in the Forestry Programme at NMMU George (Science Faculty), who was recently elected as the President of the authoritative Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF). 

Andrew McEwanMcEwan, who previously served as chairperson of the SAIF’s Southern Cape branch, specialises in forest engineering. He has gained significant international experience working with industry players in South America, Australasia, South East Asia and Africa.

The SAIF -  an association for forestry related professionals – has as its main objectives the promotion of all aspects of forestry, the improvement of practice in the professional and technical aspects of forestry, the enhancement of the status of members, the protection of members' interests, and to represent the profession of forestry in Southern Africa.

The institute also aims to assist members to achieve excellence in the practice of forestry, and to promote growth and sustainability in the industry, whilst being responsible as custodians of a sensitive environment.

It has a central office based in Pretoria and five active branches, each with a branch chairman.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098