View over Harold Porter National Botanical Garden from the top of the Leopard Gorge waterfall

Annual General Meeting 2015

KBRC’s Annual General Meeting 2015 At our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay I had the opportunity to highlight some of the important milestones on the KBRC’s road of progress during the past year: During December 2014 we were fortunate to get the Breede-Gouritz […]

Johan West receives a book that gives a new perspective on overpopulation

A New Perspective on Overpopulation

Ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption Also at the AGM I was privileged to receive on behalf of the KBRC a copy of Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER), a publication with powerful and evocative images to show the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. According to one of the reviews […]

Kogelberg perpetuated in Mint

Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat in die Kollig

Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat munt-reeks in Goud en Silwer Die Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat is op Woensdag 23 September 2015 internasionaal in die kollig geplaas by ‘n glansgeleentheid waartydens die SA Munt ‘n reeks goud- en silwermunte oor dié streek bekendgestel het. Dit vorm deel van die Verenigde Nasies se Opvoedkundige, Wetenskaplike en Kulturele Organisasie (UNESCO) se Internasionale Wêrelderfenismuntprogram en word […]

Everlasting - Phaenocoma prolifera

The Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site (CFRWHS)

World Floral Kingdoms Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site Vice Chairperson Philip Fourie brought it to my attention that UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) had recently announced an extension of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site (CFRWHS). While this was obviously something to celebrate, I realised that I did not […]

Faizel Plaatjies, participant in the DEA Youth Environmental Services Programme

Faizel Plaatjies’ Story of Change

The following essay was written by one of the beneficiaries of the KBRC’s community outreach programme in the Grabouw area, Faizel Plaatjies, when he participated in the DEA Youth Environmental Services Programme, implemented by WESSA. It appeared on the website A Story of Change My name is Faizel Plaatjies and this is my story […]