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On 16 February, 2018, South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs issued amendments to the regulations and lists relating to the National List of Invasive Species.  Updates to the draft National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA) Alien and Invasive Species (AIS) Regulations and updates to the NEMBA AIS Lists were published in the…
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…
The Nature Conservancy has advertised a brand new post: Communications Manager, Africa Region. Knowledge of invasive species and water would be an asset in this post. See details below: Job Title: Communications Manager, Africa Region, The Nature Conservancy Job ID: 46095This is a full-time position. Deadline for submissions: 11h59 - 12 February, 2018 (Eastern Time,…
The Nature Conservancy Director of Water Funds for South Africa, Louise Stafford, is inviting invasive species teams, mentors and experts to submit proposals for an invasive species clearing project in Atlantis, Western Cape. The Nature Conservancy is interested in contracting appropriately experienced and skilled service provider(s) for the following three (3) services: 1. Specialist invasive…
46 Xhosa names for invasive plants have been identified by the Selmar Schonland Herbarium, Rhodes University Botany Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. The first list of Xhosa names for plants was compiled in 1917. Subsequently, the majority of sources for Xhosa plant names have been traditional healers who developed local names for medicinal plants and their…
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