Massive indigenous tree planting drive takes root

A world without trees would be hell on earth

As a massive indigenous tree planting project takes root in South Africa, FRED KOCKOTT and JANE ROSS reflect on the relevance of a poignant tree planting tale from French author, Jean Giono.

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Arbor Week activities

1 to 7 September

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), is responsible for the campaign, and can assist with queries about Arbor Week activities taking place around the country this week. Click here for contact list. Continue reading “Arbor Week activities”

DEA gets tough on Mdloti River pollution

“Get your act together,” warns DEA

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La Mercy lagoon

eThekwini municipality and Verulam’s Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) could face criminal prosecution if they do not effectively address recent causes of faecal pollution of the Mdloti which flows into the La Mercy lagoon near King Shaka airport. Continue reading “DEA gets tough on Mdloti River pollution”