On the 26th of October 2012, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs (DWEA) attended the Weedbuster Awareness campaign in Onseepkans in the Northern Cape to embark on the invasive plant control and waste problems faced by the inhabitants of the area. The campaign was led by DEA through the Environmental Programmes branch and was supported by various partners and stakeholders.
The Biodiversity Geographic Information System (BGIS) unit has added the following Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) base layers to the Municipal Biodiversity Summaries and Plan Index interactive maps: World Street, Map World Imagery and World Physical Map.This allows users to access more information about their areas, from aerial photos to road names.
Concerns about climate change in the Namakwa District and the recent completion of the Namakwa District Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment led to a gathering of stakeholders to put their heads together to find solutions to climate change in a one day conference held in Springbok on the 30th of October.
The Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF) held its 27th conference from the 16th to the 19th of October at the NG Moedergemeente Church Hall in Worcester. The conference was attended by a network of 122 people from state, provincial, educational and research institutions.