Minister praises efforts to fire-proof informal settlements

PRESS RELEASE – Department of Environmental Affairs 22 February 2015 Valuing the lives of the poorest of the poor   An experiment has shown that the design of low-cost structures, in conjunction with fire-retarding composite timber boarding, could dramatically...

Firescaping your Garden

Firescaping your Garden   This article was first published in the Weekend Argus of 17 January 2015 – Independent Newspapers   This weekend marks the 15th Anniversary of the most serious fire event ever recorded on the Cape Peninsula. The fires of 16-25 January, 2000,...

Fynbos Fire Management Goes High-Tech

There have been over 1 000 reported unwanted wildfires in the Western Cape since the beginning of November. Now thanks to United Nations (GEF project) climate change funding, the FynbosFire project – based in Cape Town – is develping strategies to reduce...

5 minutes with… Tessa Oliver

5 minutes with… Tessa Oliver First published in Landscape Design & Garden – Spring 2014   With the approach of the Cape wildfire season, we spoke to Tessa Oliver of the Fynbos Fire Project about the benefits of incorporating fynbos into your landscape.   How did...