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MTO opens the White River MTB trails

At MTO we harvest and maintain wood as a natural resource. This puts us in the role of custodian over some of South Africa’s most incredible forest landscapes. It is a part of our duty to protect these areas and keep the country’s natural heritage safe for future...

Technology steps in: The MTO Salvage Project

Many of us confuse the current change in the business world with technology. There is no doubt technology has a big role to play, but it’s not what sits at the center of this transformation. The simple truth is that business are able to do so much more - and do it so...

Forestry Group Empowering Youth

Following a successful programme of training undereducated young people in the Southern Cape, the MTO Forestry Group is now rolling out its training programmes for the unemployed youth to different geographical regions and associated industries. MTO’s involvement in...

Transformation is MTO’s DNA

One tree does not make a forest. To be successful, you need an ecosystem and you need to nurture that ecosystem. If you take it for granted, it will eventually disappear. This is why transformation in South Africa is important. If the country as a whole isn’t...

Saving the Ghost Frog to Save Ourselves

You cannot grow trees in a desert, not enough of them to sustain an industry. The sites that host tree farming are not chosen randomly, but selected for their quality environments that feed and nurture the towering giants of the plant world. This means companies such...

W2W MTB riders help rebuild MTO’s Knysna Plantation

Seen here:  Caron Douglas and Hans de Ridder from the FNB W2W Crèche Educational Initiative during a visit to the Kids Academy Crèch, one of the beneficiaries of the Initiative.  Photo Credit:  NEWSPORT MEDIA Wood Southern Africa & Timber Times - 1 Oct 2017 W2W MTB...

Thornhill Fires

THORNHILL – The devastation of the ongoing fires in the Eastern Cape has left an aftermath of destruction and despair. According to Mr Marius Blignaut, Forest Officer for Sarah Baartman West Fire Protection Association, the fire was caused on Wednesday afternoon by...

MTO prepares to welcome AfricanX runners to paradise

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money” Stillwater Sports is proud to welcome MTO as an official partner to the Western Cape’s premier three day stage trail run, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. According to Michael Meyer, Managing Director of...

MTO partners with big MTB events

MTO has partnered with the Western Cape's most revered three-day stage mountain bike(MTB) event, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB Events. "We are extremely excited to partner with MTO", says Michael Meyer, FNB W@W MTB Director. "A lot of the trails that riders enjoy are...

Challenging The Conventional Norm