German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

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Sign up for Invasive Species Training 2017

14-03-2017

Invasive species training will take place in four centres around South Africa this autumn - Cape Town (April 2017), Durban (May 2017), Johannesburg (June 2017) and Pretoria (July 2017). If you are in... Read more

Spot invaders and win!!

11-01-2017

The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition with great prizes for anyone spotting any of the 28 targeted invasive species in the City. The competition runs until 9 April... Read more

Cactus Working Group meeting - 17 November

18-11-2016

The Cactus Working Group was established in 2012 to address the issue of invasive cacti species in South Africa. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Program... Read more

Invasive species training - Doonholm Nursery

09-11-2016

INVASIVE SPECIES TRAINING - Last training sessions of the year... A two-day training event will be be held in Midrand at Doonholm Nursery on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November, 2016. Module 1 (Day... Read more

Devastating tomato pest reaches South Africa

01-11-2016

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that the first sightings of the tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) has been detected in the eastern parts of the Mpumalanga Pr... Read more

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo tackle invasi…

10-10-2016

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo launches the National Invasive Species Week in Roodeport on 11 October, 2016. National Invasive Species Week is an awareness and action programme that aims to protect ... Read more