German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

Rubber vine | Cryptostegia grandiflora

Rubber vine

Cryptostegia grandiflora

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Environmental Programmes

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Invasive Species Congresses

The 42nd Annual Symposium on the Management of Invasive Alien Plants is on from 18-20 June, 2014 at the ProteaKarridene Beach Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal. Follow us for live updates from the Symposium. Visit our Facebook page (Invasive Species South Africa)for the latest developments or follow us on Twitter @InvasivesSA and engage on the conversations with the hash tag - #InvasiveSpecies.

This annual symposium draws South Africa’s top weed and biocontrol scientists, as well as invasion biologists, under one roof to discuss topical issues on the management of invasive alien plants.

The symposium is relevant toland managers for national parks, nature and game reserves, road and railway agencies, forestry and agriculture, the nursery and horticultural industry, policy, planning and advisory officials, weed and invasive species researchers, environmental consultants, herbicide manufacturers and distributors, as well as University students interested in invasive species management and conservation.

To download the Annual Symposium Notice information PDF, click here

The themes for the 2014 symposium include:

Managing pathways, areas and species.
Reflection on the international Biocontrol Workshop which was held in the Kruger National Park in March 2014.
Implications of the NEMBA Alien and Invasive Species Regulations.
Here is a list of Presentations for the symposium:

General News Updates

2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasio…

26-02-2019

This is your invitation to South Africa's 2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasions. The convention is hosted by the Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB), University of Stellenbosch, and the Biolo... Read more

2019 Invasive Species Training

22-01-2019

During the past five years (2014-2018), ISSA invasive species trainers have trained 4 000 in the identification of invasive species and laws pertaining to invasive species across South Africa.  ... Read more

Alien Grass Working Group

04-09-2018

Who are we? The South African National Alien Grass Working Group was jointly initiated by the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology (C·I·B) in... Read more

Permits for planting indigenous Cynodon?

01-03-2018

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&n... Read more

Invasive species training 2018 dates released

28-02-2018

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... Read more

Communications post for Africa advertised

25-01-2018

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 Titl... Read more