Environment

World water day – March 22nd

Maxine du Plessis World Water Day, a UN initiative, is celebrated on March 22nd every year and focuses on the importance of water. The theme this year was ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapting the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. This year World Water […]

Environment

From a Bush Warrior’s diary…

Michele du Plessis Jaco Klopper, the owner of the South African Bush Warrior Association, is passionate about what he does for a living. This is what he had to say… Post: “We spend loads of time in the Nelspruit Nature Reserve. We responded to a call and started sweeping the area. We found 41 snaring […]

Community Environment News

Phoenix Flying Squad tough on perpetrators

Michele du Plessis According to Captain Erick Swanepoel, Phoenix K9 Flying Squad, they have apprehended 42 suspects over the past four weeks. In GPS News Edition 133, the following was reported: On February 8th, Captain Erik Swanepoel and Phoenix K9 Security teams, together with DPCI Middelburg and Transnet Security managed to apprehend and arrest suspects […]

Environment

Damaged camphor trees at Sabie Golf Club

Michele du Plessis Sabie Golf Club’s camphor trees are being damaged by unsustainable harvesting of the bark for commercial and medicinal purposes by illegal harvesters. “They come at night and they strip the bark from our trees. Every night they take so much that they can’t even carry all of it. They are even climbing […]