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bergriverThe Public Meeting for the development of Berg River Dam Resource Management Plan will be held at Franschhoek Town Hall on Wednesday, 19th of November 2014 (17H30 pm – 19H30 pm).

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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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SEMFThe 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: schalk.vandermerwe@stellenbosch.gov.za.

Click here to view the document.

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wcpg-logoNot 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.

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CWBR-emblemThe 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.

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