Invasive species training 2018 dates released

Interested in invasive species?  How much do you know about NEMBA invasive species compliance for landowners and organs of state?

The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) have released the 2018 dates for the popular 4 module invasive species and herbicide training.  This year, training is offered in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Save the dates... and start booking: 

Cape Town:     15, 16, 17 & 18 May 2018

Durban:     22, 23, 24 & 25 May 2018

Johannesburg: 19, 20, 21 & 22 June 2018

Invasive species and herbicide training will expand your career prospects. 

Become a South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) invasive species consultant, head up an invasive species removal team or embark on a journey to learn how to do control plans for municipalities, large landowners and residential estates.

SAGIC offers four modules:

Module 1: Identification & Legislation (Day 1):   Learn to identify invasive species, categories and understand the legislation.

Module 2: Directives & Control Plans (Day 2):    How to manage declarations, permits, pre-directives, directives and control plans.

Module 3: Theory: Herbicides & Control Methods (Day 3):   Introduction to herbicides and how to use them.

Module 4: Practical: Spraying Herbicides (Day 4):    A practical learning experience in the field with industry experts.

 **Complete Module 3 & Module 4… and receive an official Department of Agriculture (DAFF) Herbicide Operator’s Certificate.

Times:  09h00 – 16h00 (Module 1, 2 & 3)

              09h00 – 14h00 (Module 4)

Entry to training: No one will be admitted to the training without payment or prior arrangement.

Cost per module: R 935 (Includes VAT)

SAGIC invasive species and herbicide training is an entirely self-funding project.

Booking is essential.

* Email the attached fillable booking form to Khuli at 

* We will then send you an invoice for payment prior to training.

* The name on the booking form is the name that will appear on your certificate.

* Please indicate any special dietary needs when you send your booking.

To download Booking form for INDIVIDUALS - Click on the link below:

To download Booking form for GROUPS - Click on the link below:

 For further information:   Contact Khuli or Kay at  or  or Tel: 011-723-9000.


Did you know?

  • DUTY OF CARE FOR LANDOWNERS: Invasive species are defined as a liability under NEMBA. Any person who owns land in South Africa now has a ‘legal duty of care’ to control the invasive species on their land and anyone selling land, must inform the buyer of their land, of any invasive species on the property.
  • CONTROL PLANS: That under the NEMBA AIS Regulations... all organs of state - which includes municipalities, metros, parastatals (Eskom, Transnet, SANRAL), protected areas (SANParks, all Nature Reserves), military bases, ministry’s, provinces and all state educational facilities - are required to submit control plans, which outline how they will deal with the invasive species on land under their control, to the Biosecurity Unit, Department of Environmental Affairs.
  • SELLING PROPERTY? Applications can now also be made to have a directive sent to any landowner who is not controlling listed invasive species on their property. Under these circumstances, large landowners will need the assistance of environment-trained professionals to identify species, develop and submit control plans to the government - to avoid prosecution.