Garden Route Fires 2017, Knysna fires 2017, knysna rises

Garden Route fires: team visits to assess rehabilitation funding applications

A team of ten people - including quantity surveyors, project managers, environmental consultants, and engineers - is currently working in the Garden Route to assess applications for grant funding in the wake of the storms and fires that tore…
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Wonder Women

By Leah Moodaley Face to face with two of the Knysna Inferno’s female firefighters. Johanna Nicolaai and Charlene Taylor work as firefighters under the jurisdiction of Knysna Municipality. With Charlene in Sedgefield and Johanna in Knysna,…
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Veldfire Fuel Type H for Home

Article: Val Charlton, Landworks NPC When veldfires burn, a home is just more fuel in its path. Wildland firefighters in the USA call it fuel type H. Yet research in the USA has proven that, when firewise precautions have been taken, most…
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Zapping aliens

Article: Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa At very short notice WESSA tried to get the young folk to use just an hour on a Sunday afternoon to bring the family and pull out the small wattles that are regrowing after the fire…
Garden Route Fires 2017, Knysna fires 2017, knysna rises