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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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Sign up for Invasive Species Training this November ...

Kay Montgomery in action during our invasive species training at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria.||| Kay Montgomery in action during our invasive species training at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria.||| Lukas Otto|||

The last two sessions of SAGIC Invasive Species legislation and herbicide applicator’s course in 2017 will take place in November.

Are you interested in flora and fauna?  How much do you know about NEMBA invasive species compliance for landowners and organs of state? Get all the information by booking your space today and expand your career prospects.

Book now and become a SAGIC invasive species consultant, head up an invasive species removal team or embark on a journey to learn how to compile control plans for municipalities, large landowners and residential estates.

Invasive Species & Herbicide Training will be held in:

Cape Town:    13, 14, 15 & 16 November 2017

Venue: The Bistro, Klein Joostenberg, R304, Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch.    

                GPS: 33 82’ 66 21 S / 18 79” 55 15 W

Johannesburg:  28, 29, 30 November & 1 December 2017

Venue: 87 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen, Edenvale, 1609, Johannesburg.

                  GPS: -26.149736, 28.137139

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 a SETA-accredited Herbicide Applicator’s Certificate (DAFF).

* If you attended training in 2016, you have already completed Module 1 & 3 (above)

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.

To download a Booking form for an INDIVIDUAL - Click below: 


To download a Booking form for a GROUP - Click below:


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

Cost per module: R 912 (Including VAT)

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

             09h00 – 14h00 (Module 4)

The training is targeted at horticulturists, landscapers, landscape architects, conservationists, invasive species professionals, biocontrol officers, municipal parks’ department officials, botanists, zoologists and passionate gardeners with knowledge and interest in flora and fauna.     

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.

Report by Sikhululekile Solwandle

Read 13751 times Last modified on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:35

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