New NEMBA (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act) regulations have just been passed with regards to Invasive Alien Species in SA. For a proudly South African, pro-indigenous, biodiversity-aware person like me, this news borders on being described as exciting (seriously!)
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I recently wrote an article for Joburg Green Map which is the first in a series tackling invasive plants, of which there are so very many in Joburg. Literally every time I drive anywhere in Joburg I spot at least one of the Class 1 invader plants (and I don’t know all of them!!). And they’re not just in empty stands of land – they’re in people’s gardens and on their pavements!
If you have a garden or spend any time in nature, I urge you to learn about invasives and play your part in helping to control their spread!
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