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Lying at the intersection of the N2 and N1 highways, the Black River, with its dense aquatic weed invasion, is a high-profile site. Water hyacinth doubles its growth every 10 days at the height of summer and an integrated approach has therefore been adopted, using a combination of herbicide spraying, manual removal and mechanical removal…
The natural environment is a powerful ally in the country’s efforts to create jobs and a better life for its people. Through invasive species management, many thousands of jobs have been created since 1995. The City of Cape Town is aligned to National Resource Management (NRM) programmes (Department of Environmental Affairs), which include Working for…
On Saturday, 26 July 2012, 20 kids from Oaklands High School joined the river marshals from the Kader Asmal River rehabilitation project to clean up a stretch of the Black River, a major river in Cape Town draining into Table BayIn two short hours, they learnt about the pollution, the litter and the invasive plants…
To further extend the effectiveness of Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) programme, the Cape Town Invasive Species Unit is now appealing to hikers, interested gardeners and the public to help them with early detection of target plant species. The aim is to develop a voluntary network of ‘spotters and experts’ covering the Cape Town…
The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, announced today (19 October, 2011) that 400 women and youth from the City of Cape Town’s most vulnerable sectors will be employed in a special environmental project established and launched in memory of Professor Kader Asmal, the founder of the Working for Water (WFW) job…
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