Umsonti LogoUmsonti

Umsonti is a non-profit organisation which focuses on community forestry development and related business development within communities. Umsonti team provides skills in the fields of legal, forestry consultancy, community facilitation and health and safety.

RFM Logo v1RFM

RFM is a forestry consulting company which assisted in the establishment of the Umgano Forestry business and the management thereof. RFM continues to play a role in the development of new business opportunities in Umgano.


Ezemvelo is the organisation responsible for the environment and conservation in KZN. The Umgano project area is a part of the Ezemvelo KZN wildlife biodiversity stewardship programme. Ezemvelo is also a facilitator in the registration of the Umgano Nature reserve.


Wildlands Trust is an Environmental NGO who have assisted Umgano over the last 10 years with funding for the training of field rangers.


Umgano Forestry has a timber supply agreement to supply 60% of its gum timber to their SAPPI SAICCOR plant.


NCT is a timber cooperative assisting private timber growers in the marketing of their timber products. Umgano Forestry is a member of NCT.


SAFIRE is a timber and cane insurance company who provides insurance for Umgano Forestry’s timber crop.

logo-nature-notaglineThe Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is an American charitable environmental organisation, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  Its mission is to “conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Founded in Arlington, Virginia, in 1951, The Nature Conservancy now works in more than 35 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. The Conservancy has over one million members and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres (48,000,000 ha) of land and 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of rivers worldwide.  The Nature Conservancy also operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.  The organisation’s assets total $6.18 billion as of 2014.  The Nature Conservancy is the largest environmental nonprofit by assets and by revenue in the Americas.

Skonkwaan Logistics

Skonkwaan Logistics is a logistics company who assists Umgano Devco in the maintenance, productivity and logistics of the Umgano fleet of vehicles.


JaBe is a health and safety consultancy engaged to ensure that Umgano complies with health and safety regulations.

J Theron and Associates

J Theron and Associates is an accountancy and auditing firm providing the necessary accounting services to Umgano.

wp20c4e51f_05_06Kwamahlati Training Services

Kwamahlati is forestry training company that provides a training service to Umgano.

sunshine1Sunshine Seedlings

Sunshine seedlings are a commercial nursery which provides a majority of the gum hybrid seedlings to the Umgano Forestry Company.

G C Ford

GC Ford is an auditing firm based in PMB who provides independent audits to the various Umgano Companies.