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“With summer upon us, landowners lament the speed with which invasive alien plants take a hold on the landscape. Areas likely to be affected include areas that were cleared during the winter months, and now, with the advent of warm weather, longer daylight hours and favourable rains, resprouting on cleared or burnt land is highly …

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Article by Cobus Meiring 14 May 2018  “The 2017 Knysna (and surrounds) fires, dated 7 June, marked the most severe natural disaster on the African continent in recent memory,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). For months on end, Knysna and surrounds were smouldering, with dazed and traumatised citizens of all walks of …

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6 & 7 June 2018 Venue: Brenton-on-Sea Community Hall Download preliminary programme: Preliminary Programme Garden Route Environmental Seminar 15-05-2018 Purpose and outcomes The purpose of the 2018 Garden Route Environmental Restoration Seminar is to revisit the devastation caused by the fires of June 2017, reflect on the actions taken to address environmental restoration and consider …

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Article by Cobus Meiring 13 October 2017 “Following the devastating Knysna fires, there has been a lot of speculation as to how nature will recover”, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Because of very high densities of invasive alien plants in the Southern Cape, one would expect that there will be …

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Knysna residents are confronted by aggressive invasive alien plant regrowth following the June 2017 fires. Given the extent, size and density of some of the areas that are now covered by invasive alien regrowth, the application of herbicide is advisable. The window of opportunity to make use of herbicide application is closing fast, as the …

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The City of Cape Town investigates Water Evaporation Prevention

“Water evaporation figures in the Western Cape, as in most of Africa, are staggering,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Using a classic example of a three hectares freshwater reservoir on the slopes of Table Mountain, with approximately three million cubic litres of water, the value of water lost to evaporation …

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WEP covering dams

Watering 15 horses daily with municipal water can be expensive, says JJ Moorcroft from Moorcroft farms at Geelhoutboom. The fact that George, as is most of the Southern Cape, is subject to water restrictions, does not make matters easier. Not having a bore hole, nor access to an irrigation scheme, often make farmers dependent on …

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Climate changes

“Whether you agree with the causes and effects of climate change or not – we are all affected by natural events of recent times”, says Cobus Meiring of SCLI

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