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A cost-effective monitoring system can help with invasive plants

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The severe ecological and socio-economic impact of invasive alien plants in South Africa has led to extensive research and...

Invasive alien plants: Identifying intruders timeously

In South Africa, an estimated 1,44 billion cubic metres of water is lost to invasive alien plants annually. To put it in perspective, this...

Obligations regarding activities involving an alien or invasive species

The Alien and Invasive Species Regulations (the Regulations) were published on 1 August 2014 (GN R598 in GG 37885 of 1 August 2014, with...

The benefits of clearing invasive alien plants

Water shortages, loss of arable land, worsening veld fires, declining grazing quality, and lower cash crop yields all have one thing in common: invasive...

Invasive alien plants and their impact on water use

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming disaster in the form of severe water scarcity. The Department...