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New opportunities for doctoral studies aligned with individual biosphere reserves in South Africa have been announced recently: the GreenMatter Mapula Awards. Bursaries are available for six students to start with their doctoral studies in 2015, of which one student will be placed with the CWBR and supervised by the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology at Stellenbosch University. Research topics will be finalized in collaboration with a relevant supervisor, but must address conservation concerns in the CWBR and must have a strong applied component. Add a comment
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The first consultative draft of the Stellenbosch Environmental Management Framework (SEMF) was completed in June this year. It is not in a formal participation process yet but anyone is welcome to forward any input on the document to Schalk van der Merwe, Environmental Planner: Spatial Planning, Heritage and Environment; Email: email@example.com.
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Not quite latest news... but a document that needs reminding of – A Water Stewardship Programme in the Berg River Catchment: Changing the lives of communities, farmers and industry… prepared by the Western Cape Provincial Government.Add a comment
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The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve has a new website which will grow rapidly in the coming months. It integrates with social media, providing users with a more comprehensive and up-to-date experience of what is happening and being done.
The first phase primarily addressed transferring content from the old to the new site, while providing a platform that will be able to provide users with a more interactive and compelling experience -- the next phase.Add a comment
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An email from Shawn Berry to CWBR revealed surprising news that the Cape Winelands was submitted to UNESCO for World Heritage Site status in 2009 by Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. No-one at the CWBR was aware of this and the status of this submission is being pursued.
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