Protea caffra (Sugarbush / Suikerbos)

Common Sugar Bush (English); Gewone Suikerbos (Afrikaans); isiQalaba (Zulu, Xhosa) Family: PROTEACEAE These photo’s are of Protea caffra (Sugarbush / Suikerbos) growing on the protected highveld grassland ridges of Magaliesburg or Themeda triandra open woodland. This very prolific bank of Protea’s sit directly inside the areas where multiple prospecting applications have been lodged in the last year. This Protea species which has proven incredibly difficult to germinate in a nursery or garden environment has no …

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World Environment Day – Say YES to a Magaliesburg Biosphere

With today being World Environment Day it is an important day to step up efforts to establish a biosphere for the Magaliesburg District   SIGN THE PETITION – CLICK HERE NOW Magaliesburg, an eco-sensitive and highly biodiverse area situated in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS), is being threatened by a volley of mining applications now totalling 4. This area has been a protected environment since 1977 and must remain that way …

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