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The dissemination core team lead role
Forest21 Project 

FCAFTI is one the five South African institution participating in the Forest21 Capacity Building for Higher Education Institutions offering forestry training programmes or qualifications. The Institute has been playing a key role as the co-lead of the dissemination core team or work package since the inception of the project early 2021. In the project core team meeting on the 01st of December 2021, the Institute was given the responsibility to lead the dissemination core team or work package. For more information about the Forest21 project. To read more click here.

Livestock Auction
Fort Cox excess livestock disposal

The Institute hosted an auction to dispose some of its excess livestock herd. The livestock that were auctioned include both the large stock (cattle) and small stock (goats and sheep). The intention of the Institute to dispose the livestock is to ensure that the farm is restocked with new herds of goats, cattle and sheep breeds that are suitable for the surrounding environmental conditions. Moreover, the Institute through is striving towards strengthening the academic programmes by provisioning healthy livestock herds.

Alumni meeting
Initiative to establish Alumni underway

The Institute held a meeting towards the end of November 2021 with the three former graduates of the Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute to discuss the process of establishing convocation structure. Considering that the meeting attendance was poor, the attendees resolved that the new date in 2022 should be arranged for the Alumni initial meeting to discuss the establishment process of the structure. It was further agreed that the Institute will send the first draft of the Alumni or convocation policies for the comments and inputs.

Fort Cox Institute held the first ever virtual graduation ceremony in its "92 years" of existence

In the first quarter of 2020 academic year, the academic fraternity has been marred by the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and as a result, the institutions of higher learning were compelled to adapt new teaching and learning approaches in order to continue operating effectively and efficiently without compromising the quality of education and training or else cease to operate or be rendered obsolete. In the process, FCAFTI adopted virtual approaches that ensured the Institute continued to deliver the academic programme effectively.

2021 Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Day Celebrations, held at Fort Cox

Heritage Day - 24 September 2021

FCAFTI is situated in the vicinity of national heritage and significance with a rich history. The Institute is proud to have hosted the Provincial heritage day celebration successfully during the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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