Siyakhula specialises in hands-on management of forestry and agricultural projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Introducing Siyakhula Forestry Contractors

Siyakhula Provides A Full Range Of Professional Services

Contract weed management was well received by the forestry industry and operations expanded beyond expectations. Due to the seasonal nature of weed management in South African plantations, diversification into the allied activities of land clearing, harvesting, transport, pruning, planting and noxious weed control were successfully initiated. The name of the company was changed to Arbor-Care (Pty) Limited in 1993 and the company developed particular expertise in the following silvicultural fields:
  • land clearing
  • land preparation
  • establishment
  • regeneration
  • tending (weed control)
  • control of insect pests
  • fire prevention and control
  • pruning
  • environmental control
In early 1999 Thuthugani Forestry Contractors was born to meet the growing need for black economic empowerment in South Africa. In July the same year Thuthugani Forestry Contractors (Pty) Limited took over all the silvicultural contracts of Arbor-Care. Initially, all shares in Thuthugani Forestry Contractors (Pty) were owned by Arbor-Care (Pty) Limited but black participation in the company now stands at 51%. In April 2017, Siyakhula Forestry Contractors was created in order to allow employees to purchase more affordable shares in the company. Black participation in the company currently stands at 51%.

Our Vision

Siyakhula will be a leading silviculture service provider in the South African forestry sector.

Our Values


Integrity and Honesty are the foundation of every relationship we have. We will always be guided by what is ethical and right.


We will respect our ourselves, our customers, our colleagues, our partners, our competitors and our investors.We will treat others with the same respect that we would like to be treated.

Customer Service

We aim to exceed the expectations of our clients. We strive for long term, robust relations that are based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding.

Environment & Community

We will conduct our operations with consideration of the communiity and the environment and will continue our efforts towards protection of the environment.


We will foster a culture of collaboration and mutual accountability. We will do what it takes for our team to succeed whilst supporting the success of the greater team.