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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…

Helen Zille praises Garden Route Rebuild Initiative: “New model for disaster management.”

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has praised the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative as a model for disaster management and reconstruction in the wake of catastrophe. Speaking at the Southern Cape Landowner’s Initiative’s Environmental Seminar…

Premier Zille lauds management of Bitou’s desalination plant

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has lauded the design and management of Bitou’s desalinationn plant. The Premier was in the area on Thursday, 23 November, to speak at the Southern Cape Landowner’s Initiative’s Environmental Seminar…

Garden Route Rebuild Initiative leads route to recovery

Cooperation and a shared dream to ‘Build Back Better’ are key ingredients as the Garden Route recovers from the destruction caused by wildfires that tore through the region in June this year. That’s the message from Hildegarde Fast,…

Invasive plants making a comeback - we need to act now

Landowners need to wake up to the growing threat of invasive alien plants In many ways, the recent fires raging through the Garden Route, and specifically Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Brenton (as well as Still Bay), did the environment a favour,…