Leaders in Forestry Training







Kwamahlati is a leading provider of Training Services for mainstream Forestry Operations.

We prioritise manpower skills development and above all, sustaining Forestry personnel’s in-field/operational competencies. Kwamahlati functions from an extensive experience base yet strives to remain innovative, by actively partnering with Forestry stake-holders and specifically, its customer support base.

Our organisation is resolute in approach and driven to meet and exceed customer expectations. We do so by providing flexible, practical and cost-effective training solutions.

Kwamahlati promotes the development of people based on the principles of integrity, innovation and respect.

Kwamahlati is an accredited training provider (FP&M Seta), it is fully BBBEE compliant and strives to provide total solutions to customer’s training and development needs. We partner extensively with Forestry Companies, The South African Forestry Contractors Association, and Fire-Protection Agencies. We also have a strong network with associated agencies in areas such a Safety and Nursery Practice.

Back: Alson, Siyabonga K, Siyabonga M
Middle: Michael. Patrick, Nceba, Asanda, Andre, James
Fronts: Vee, Sanele, Louise, Bongi, Innocent
Inset: Sascha Pay and Blessing Sithole


We offer a comprehensive range of training course on site and in plantation at competitive rates. Our training packages are flexible and tailor made to be accommodating yet practical.

Drivers / Operators

Bell 3-Wheeled Loader

Cable Yarder Operator

Defensive/Advanced Driving Skills (“Forestry-Specific Driving”)

Driver Evaluation

Dover Assessment


Front-End Loader Operator

Knuckle Boom Loader

Excavator Operator

Harvester Operator

Light Motor Vehicle Driver

Personnel Carrier



Timber Truck Driver

Vehicle Learner’s Licence



Axe Debrancher

Bark Peeler (Gum/Wattle)

Blue Dye Applicator

Chainsaw Operator

Chainsaw Appreciation

Chainsaw Serviceman

Chainsaw Mechanic

Checker/Tally Clerk

Chokerman Skidder

Chokerman Cable Yarder

Harvest Planning (Supervisors)

Mechanised Bundle Loading

Timber (Log) Loader (Manual)

Timber Stacking

Tree Marker

Tree Pusher

Silviculture & Nursery Practice

Brushcutter and Clearing Saw Operator

Weed Control: Knapsack Sprayer

Chemical Handling & Storage


Fusarium Identification & Awareness

Gum Coppicing

Lining Out

Marking & Pitting

Motor-Manual Pitting

Nursery Irrigation & Fertigation


Pricking & Blanking


Slashing (Regrowth)

Wattle Selection & Spacing

Fire Protection

Airstrip Assistant/Bomber Crew

Airstrip Crew Leader

Fire Awareness

Basic Fire Fighting

Fire Crew Leader

Fire Fighting – Buildings & Installations

Fire Tender / Strike Craft Unit Driver

Fire Tower Lookout

Proto Team

Backpack Blower Operator

Radio Procedure


Health & Safety

Accident / Incident Investigation

First Aid Level 1 & 2

First Aid Refresher

First Aid Infield Simulation

General Health (incl HIV/Aids Awareness)

Health & Safety Rep

HIRA For Supervisors

Safety Awareness

Safety For Supervisors


Appreciation Of First-Line Supervisor Course

Dover Assessment

Effective Supervision

First-Line Supervisor

Improving Productivity

Nursery Supervisor

Supervisor Devt. Programme

Time Management

Managing Meetings


Basic Conditions Of Employment Act

Community Engagement Committees

Basic Financial Life Skills

Lawnmower Operator

Presentation/Facilitation Skills

Train The Trainer

Contact Us


033 569 1578


074 930 2403



079 516 1261


Meet Louise Van Lingen,
Operations Member at Kwamahlati Training Services.

Louise has been an integral part of the organisation since 2012 and as such has acquired an intimate knowledge of the organisation and the broader Forestry and Agricultural Training environment we serve.

She is happily married to Albert, and she has a wide range of interests which include shooting and fishing – at a national level. Louise is also a registered Cricket umpire, a rare accomplishment in a sport that is traditionally male dominated. Louise is driven by strong beliefs and values, and these have had a positive influence on her outlook and general zest for life.

At Kwamahlati Training Services, Louise functions at the nerve centre of our operations, servicing all facets from Customers to Suppliers, inputs and outputs and everything in-between. She is known for her resourcefulness, thinking on her feet and being dynamic especially in the everchanging environment of training administration. As a qualified Assessor and competent presenter, she is an asset to our organisation and is readily at your service.


Sappi-Clan Estate

P.O. Box 11770