• Saturday 15 July (AGM): At our 2017 AGM meeting, Tim Attwell will speak on “Finding NEMBA: Adventure into Community Conservation”. At 18h00 – Nivenia Hall, HPBG.

The talk will introduce people to aspects of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) of 2004, the NEMBA Regulations of 2014 and current efforts by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to encourage and enable partnerships between organs of State, civil society organisations, business and private citizens in giving effect to the provisions of NEMBA and the NEMBA regulations. Items discussed will include:

  • Reducing fire risk
  • Saving water
  • Controlling alien invasive species
  • Conserving biodiversity
  • Improving property values, reducing liabilities
  • Encouraging, enabling and enforcing compliance with NEMBA
  • Creating partnerships in conservation
  • Explaining landowners’ legal obligations/“Duty of care”