The Bigger Picture

By Dr Lynn Hurry The co-evolution of species in ecosystems has produced a level of dependence between them that has persisted over time. So much so that around us everywhere there exists examples of animal species that live close to each other “making life...

To Weed it or Leave it: Lantana (Lantana camara)

Unmasking the Notorious Lantana – NEMBA Category 1b Written by author Clive Bromilow Lantana, a problem plant also known locally as bird’s brandy, tickberry, and cherry pie, has secured its place among the top 10 worst weeds globally. Originating from tropical...

Add a touch of nature to your busy city life

After a long week at work where we spend most of the time staring at screens and sitting in traffic, one of the best ways to relax and reset is through indulging in the natural beauty that South Africa has to offer. Thanks to urban nature conservation projects,...

To weed it or leave it – Bugweed

Written by author Clive Bromilow The environmental issues of this world are growing and becoming more and more serious, as it poses a threat to our very survival on this planet. Alien and ‘invasive’ weeds are just one of these issues.  In this series of blogs by...

Food as medicine – We are what we eat

According to the World Health Organisation, some of the biggest diseases that could affect your health as you age, are heart disease, strokes, obesity, depressive disorders, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. While many diseases can be inherited, most of these health risks...