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 www.wessa.org.za A Story of Change My name is Faizel Plaatjies and this is my story […]


Forum meeting on 19 August

Taking questions from interested members at the KBRC Forum meeting on 19 August in Kleinmond I am glad to report that our regular forum meetings are going from strength to strength. The meeting held on 19 August 2015 in Kleinmond was well attended. Jo Kearney, our director responsible for development projects, and beneficiary Anthony Plaatjies […]



A new way to measure habitat quality Zabalius Aritus  True Leaf Katydid Another important platform for sharing information is the annual Fynbos Forum, that was held at Montagu this year. Of great interest to me and I think to all who love the Kogelberg was a presentation by three students from the University of Stellenbosch’s […]

Alien Myrtle along the R44 near Pringle Bay on 28 July 2015

Fighting invasive alien plants

Alien infestation in the Kleinmond coastal and mountain nature reserve Paul Coetzee of the Kleinmond Nature Conservation Society gave us the following report: Driving on the R44 from Pringle Bay to Kleinmond through to the junction with the R43 to Hermanus the extent of alien infestation by Australian myrtle, long leaf wattle, black wattle, Australian […]


Sustainability High on Agenda

Groenland Conservancy’s AGM Agenda focuses on Sustainability One of our directors, Alastair Kilpin, recently attended the Groenland Conservancy’s annual general meeting where the focus was on sustainability. Here is his feedback: The AGM was well attended at the lovely Oak Valley Pool Room. Once the financials, budget and directors had all been swiftly approved we […]

John Hanks and Philip Fourie

Rhino Poaching Talk

At Botsoc’s AGM held on 18 July The Kogelberg Branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa held its annual general meeting on Saturday 18 July 2015 in the Nivenia Hall of the Harold Porter Botanic Garden. Two of our directors, Philip Fourie and Fanie Krige, attended and were once again impressed with the solid […]