The BoSSIES project was started in 2007 as a partnership between the Zandvlei Trust and the City of Cape Town. The idea was to plant indigenous species along local sidewalks with the aim of reconnecting people with – not
By Caitlin Von Witt
Wintertime means planting season and so it’s been all systems go for us these past few months.
In March FynbosLIFE was contracted by the internationally funded “SOS Rapid
It is no secret that our beautiful vlei is facing serious challenges which appear to have increased rather drastically over the past few years. Sewage leaks (mainly) have caused an overload
In early August the rusting Clifton Road pump completely failed and Muizenberg Beach had be closed while Council fixed it and did its best to “honey suck” the fetid flow. You could smell the $#!% around there for days.
Previous chair of the Trust, David Muller, spearheaded the move to create art-installation litterbins at the litter hot spot of Thesen’s Bridge across The Narrows near the estuary mouth. They were supposed to be otters, but turned out the
The metal litter grille upstream of Marina da Gama: unfortunately theft of the surrounding traps results in overspill of trash that has to be caught downstream. The planned bio-filter will be situated
As we go to press the CoCT is installing channel-wide nets in the Lotus River canal to catch the storm of litter that washes down that neck of the Cape Flats
After months of procrastinating (mainly about how to secure a garden space in an informal settlement where anything of material value that is not bolted down grows legs), Vrygrond resident Neville
After several years’ neglect we have focused efforts on cleaning up our Westlake garden. This indigenous garden was one of the first projects that brought the Trust together more than 30 years ago when the ground opposite the Lakeside
With the long mouth opening and corresponding extremely low water levels in June, an exciting find was made in the mud flats adjacent to Night Heron Island (the small island due