The IFSS 2017  program comprises of three key segments,  pre-symposium (29 June- 01 July)  symposium ( 2 July – 17 July) and post-symposium ( 18 – 22 July). The pre-symposium program is centred around tours in the Cape Winelands region, adventure activities and an exclusive insight on Stellenbosch university, one of the leading forestry institutions in the country. Please see here if you want to get inspiration for your participation in the pre-tour.

The main program for the 45th IFSS will explore the theme,“Practicing Forestry in a diverse environment: “Siyaphi”:Where to from Here in a series of excursions ,dialogues and academic presentations. This theme seeks to explore the rapidly changing nature of forestry as social components become as important as the traditional biophysical components, landscapes are transforming and humanity has become a key driver of global change.  IFSA General assembly sessions  will also be held  concurrently with the 45th IFSS.  The IFSS route will cover five of the nine provinces and follow a coastal route along the Great Escarpment.   A tentative program is given. More details on the excursions and tours will be available in due course

The post-symposium is an option to attend a prominent Southen African forest science symposium, with the possibility of presenting your work. Details for participation will be availed soon.


29 June – 01 July Cape Town  PRE-TOUR  PRE-TOUR  PRE-TOUR Stellenbosch University
02 George, Southern Cape Arrival and registration dinner Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
03 Official opening Opening dialogue Networking night & dinner  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
04 G.A(officials report) excursion Dinner and free time  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
05 Statutes Workshop then Tour G.A (statutes) Dinner
 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
06 Leave George Road trip site visit & lunch Take – away dinner Arrive & sleep At Eastern Cape
07 Eastern Cape short  welcoming, tour Hogsback Academic presentations @ fort Cox Dinner & free time Hogsback
08 G.A  excursion Party Fort Cox Forestry College
09 Leave Eastern cape (Steve biko convention center) Road Trips (Qunu) Food Parks (KZN) Arrive & sleep at Cedara Agricultural College
10 KZN G.A Mondi Mondi  ( Dinner) Cedara Agric college
11 Sappi Sappi International night  Cedara Agric college
12 Start late ICFR ICFR  Cedara Agric college
13 Leave KZN to Piet Retief Short excursion Dinner  Piet Retief
14 Kruger National Park Drive to the Kruger Game drive Fire party Kruger National Park
15 Game drive- then G.A mid-morning short excursion then early dinner Leave for Pretoria University of Pretoria
16 Pretoria FABI Cradle of Human kind Closing ceremony University of Pretoria
17 depart depart depart depart Via Gautrain to OR Tambo International Airport (JHB)

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