Gardens are important

All green areas – whether planted landscapes, wild areas, or a road verge with weeds – contribute to the urban ecosystem. They are vital to our well-being…

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A Perfect Landscape?

The art of gardening, like any other art form, remains a personal and individual expression. The idea of applying rules to gardening seems almost inconsistent with its aesthetic outcome.

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Biological invasions

A special issue of the journal Bothalia (African Biodiversity and Conservation) has been released online. The issue has 19 papers which focus on the state of biological invasions in South Africa.

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Sign Up Training 2017

Invasive species training will take place in four centres around South Africa this autumn – Cape Town (April 2017), Durban (May 2017), Johannesburg (June 2017) and Pretoria (July 2017).

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Spot invaders & win!!

The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition with great prizes for anyone spotting any of the 28 targeted invasive species in the City.

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Cactus Working Group

Established in 2012 to address the issue of invasive cacti species in South Africa. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Programme…

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Invasive species training

Last training sessions of the year… A two-day training event will be be held in Midrand at Doonholm Nursery on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November, 2016.

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Devastating tomato pest

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that the first sightings of the tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) has been detected in the eastern parts…

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