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...

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...

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.  ...