Welcome to the Southern African Institute of Forestry

A professional association of forestry related professionals geared towards delivering a professional service to forestry

StreesAIF mission statement

Our mission is to assist members to achieve excellence in the practice of forestry, to promote growth and sustainability in the industry whilst being responsible as custodians of a sensitive environment.

SAIF objectives to members

  • 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

  • to represent the profession of forestry in Southern Africa

SAIF code of ethics

Members are bound by a Code of Ethics and are required to uphold the dignity of the profession and to act in an honourable manner in all business conducted.

SAIF constitution

The SAIF constitution is geared towards member service. Changes to the current constitution has been approved at the 2014 AGM and a ballot paper will be sent to all members for their vote. The changes to the SAIF constitution is due to the changes by SARS in the Act governing all non-profit entities in South Africa.

Revised constitution

Ballot paper

For more information, contact Corine Viljoen on +27(0) 82 523 8733 or saif@mweb.co.za

Future development of the SAIF

The Council of the SAIF are investigating options to ensure the Institute remains current, relevant, progressive and offers real value to its members.

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