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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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SANParks workers clearing Madeira vine from the Touw River mouth area.

Landowners in the Southern Cape are increasingly making concerted efforts to clear their land of invasive alien plants, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). The recent devastating fires raging through the area highlighted the fact that invasive alien plants have a detrimental effect and risk factor on the environment that is …

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Invasive Alien Plants appearing after the Knysna Fire

Before the Knysna fires raged through the Garden Route, invasive alien plants were rife throughout the landscape. Because of their densities and size, the biomass from the invasive alien plants, served as rocket fuel for the fires, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Following fires in the Garden Route, the regeneration …

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Fynbos slow to recover after fires

Areas affected by the Knysna fires, specifically where indigenous Fynbos is concerned, are slow to regenerate. Although most of the Fynbos will probably regenerate only later on this year, the slower than expected regeneration can be ascribed to the high intensity of the fires that swept through Buffels Bay and through Plettenberg Bay.

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Forest Fire - Gerhard Otto

Watch WOTF news about the Knysna Rehabilitation featuring Cobus Meiring.

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Progress Report GRRI Environmental Working Group 25 August

Progress Report GRRI Environmental Working Group Friday 25 August 2017 1. Minister and Mayor visit Knysna sites Mr. Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, along with Eden Executive Mayor, Councillor Memory Booysen, visited the Knysna sites, on Wednesday 23rd August, where the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI) are implementing a number of projects …

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