Sign up for Invasive Species & Herbicide Training

Dates have been set for Invasive Species and Herbicide Training in all provinces around the country. The training is targeted at horticulturists, landscapers, landscape architects, conservationists, invasive species professionals, biocontrol officers, municipal parks department officials, botanists, zoologists and passionate gardeners with a superb knowledge and interest in flora and fauna.

Join our two-day training courses on invasive species legislation and herbicides.

Location & date of training for the 2 x one-day modules:
• Pretoria, Gauteng - 29 & 30 June
• Potchefstroom, North West - 5 & 6 July
• Bloemfontein, Free State - 12 & 13 July
• Kimberley, Northern Cape - 19 & 20 July
• Johannesburg, Gauteng - 25 & 26 July
• Mbombela, Mpumalanga - 24 & 25 August
• Polokwane, Limpopo - 30 & 31 August
• East London, Eastern Cape - 14 & 15 September
• George, Western Cape - 21 & 22 September
• Cape Town, Western Cape - 28 & 29 September
• Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - 18 & 19 October

Download Booking form for INDIVIDUALS here.

Download Booking form for GROUPS here.

Module 1: Train to become an invasive species consultant
• NEMBA legislation and Invasive Species Regulations
• Landowners, estate agents & lawyers ‘duty of care’
• Control plan guidelines for organs of state & protected areas
• Permitting, compliance & directives
• Invasive species

Module 2: Introduction to herbicides and control methods
• Invasive species clearing using herbicides
• Herbicides and the law
• Selecting control methods for invasive species clearing
• Professional herbicide training

Join the network of invasive species consultants
All trained professionals will be listed in a SAGIC database of invasive species consultants ( & and will receive a certificate to indicate that they have attended the workshops.

People who attend the module on Invasive Species Control Plans will get an insight into the invasive species control plans that every organ of state (eg. municipalities) need to have drawn up by October 2016.

Did you know?
• Invasive species are defined as a liability under NEMBA. Any person who owns land in South Africa now has a ‘legal duty of care’ to control the invasive species on their land and anyone selling land, must inform the buyer of their land, of any invasive species on the property.

• That under the NEMBA AIS Regulations... all organs of state - which includes municipalities, metros, parastatals (Eskom, Transnet, SANRAL), protected areas (SANParks, all Nature Reserves), military bases, ministry’s, provinces and all state educational facilities - are required to submit control plans, which outline how they will deal with the invasive species on land under their control, to the Biosecurity Unit, Department of Environmental Affairs by 1 October 2016.

• Applications can now also be made to have a directive sent to any landowner who is not controlling listed invasive species on their property. Under these circumstances, large landowners will need the assistance of environment-trained professionals to identify species, develop and submit control plans to the government - to avoid prosecution.

SAGIC invasive species and herbicide training is an entirely self-funding project.
Booking: Booking is essential.
Email your fillable PDF booking form to Hazel at

You will receive an invoice for payment prior to training.
Entry to training: No one will be admitted to the training without payment or prior arrangement.
Cost per module: R800 (Ex VAT)

For further information: Contact Hazel or Kay at
or Tel: 011-723-9000

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