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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

In order to tackle our country’s socio-economic challenges, the government adopted the Outcomes based approach to improve government performance and providing focus on service delivery. find out more


Invasive potential of Melaleuca parvistaminea in South Africa and the need to assess invasive potential of dry-seeded MyrtaceaeLlewellyn Jacobs1,2,3, Dave Richardson2, John Wilson2,31 Scientific Services, CapeNature, Private Bag X5014, Stellenbosch, 75992Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 76023Invasive Species Programme, South African National Biodiversity…
Southern African Weed Science SocietyAndrew Wannenburgh11Working for Water Programme, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000; E-mail: The Southern African Weed Science Society is a voluntary association, founded in 1978, for scientists and managers in weed science and related disciplines. The Society's mission is to further weed science in Southern Africa…
Communicating invasives in a digital eraKay MontgomeryNurseries and Pet Trade Partnership, Environmental Programmes Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be the second greatest threat to biodiversity on Earth, after climate change. Scientists have battled invasives for a century, governments have employed a range of strategies…
The unofficial Working for Water websiteAndrew Wannenburgh11Working for Water Programme, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000; E-mail: The unofficial Working for Water website was created in 2009 to overcome maintenance delays and content restrictions associated with the corporate website. During its four year existence, the site has been visited by…
The power of molecular ecology in uncovering the truth behind Tamarix invasion in South AfricaGuelor Mayonde1School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag X3, WITS 2050, South Africa Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) is from the Old World, but has become naturalized and invaded other parts of the world including South Africa. Tamarix…
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General News Updates

2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasio…


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


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


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?


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


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


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