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KUBiC Comittee planning the 2016 Spring Clean

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Thanks for all of those who pledged and propagated trees at the KUBiC initiative last year. After a blessed Rainy Season your propagated trees are growing beautifully.

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Thanks to Aspen Hills Nature and Gordon for doing such work, caring and raising KUBiC's pledged trees thus far.
The public are still welcome and are urged to pledge towards this initiative at any time.

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A rich, plant species diversity is found within the KUBiC corridor. The reason for the high Biodiversity is that Gauteng has a wide range of climatic conditions and many variations in topography. The province also has great cultural diversity with many people still using a variety of plants daily for food water shelter fuel medicine and necessities essential for survival.

Artemisia afra (Wild Wormwood, Wilde als)

Artemisia afra is one of the oldest and best known medicinal pl...ants, and is still used effectively today in South Africa by people of all cultures for the treatment of coughs, colds, fever, loss of appetite, colic, headache, earache, intestinal worms to malaria. Fresh leaves into the nostrils to clear blocked nasal passages Leaves may be placed in socks for sweaty feet Wilde-als brandy is a very popular medicine still made and sold today. It is also found in natural insecticidal sprays and as a moth repellent.

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KUBiC phase 2 Here - By Laurelle Williams / Tame Times

Last Friday saw many Arbour Week
celebrations happening. However, the
introduction of KUBiC (Kliprivier Urban...
Biodiversity Corridor) phase 2 didn’t go
the normal tree planting route. They went
further and got guests to learn how to
propagate their own plants.

If you want to pledge a tree please visit
www.kubic.co.za. Contributions can be
made via the “Get involved page”.
Alternatively, you can contact Nicky
Vakaloudis at 082 4818 746.

The aim of KUBiC is to enhance the visual
travelling experience of the 12km of the South
of Johannesburg as one enters from the M1,
which merges with renowned conservation
areas in and around the Klipriviersberg
Nature Reserve (from Booysens to Kliprivier
to Swartkoppies). The corridor will play a vital
role in the promotion of tourism in the South
and will endeavour to enhance the aesthetic
value of the area. This Thaba Ya Batswana
initiative is a 3 – 5 year process of creating
one of the first major green
urban corridors in Gauteng.
Reuben Louw briefed guests
on how far the project has
come. With the launch last
year, several trees were
planted along Kliprivier
Road. A week later they
were stolen. However, Louw
explained that this only
motivated them more and
the idea to start propagating
their own trees came about.
Aspen Estate came on
board and has since planted
over 150 trees.
Louw added that the project
fits in well with the Corridors
of Freedom recently
announced by JHB Mayor
Clr Parks Tau, as they
are designed to change the urban settlement
pattern of the City. The aim is to propagate 150
000 plants with the ‘hatch, match and dispatch’
concept as well as sourcing local genetic
material. There is a future goal of putting a
GPS device on sponsored trees, in order for
the person who pledges or sponsors a tree
to follow its growth. The actual propagation
demonstration was where the real green fun
started. Mondeor Primary Generation Earth
council, amongst others, had the chance to
get their hands dirty and were taught how to
sow a seed.

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Mondeor Learners propagating for KUBiC at Thaba Ya Batswana - Eco Hotel and Spa

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Tree propagation for KUBiC at Thaba Ya Batswana - Eco Hotel

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Last day to RSVP for the Exciting Free KUBiC event tomorrow at 09:30 at Thaba ya Batswana - Kraal Kombuis Restaurant. Please contact Nicky on 082 481 8746

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Kliprivier Urban Biodiversity Corridor

Happy Spring! Join the 2013 KUBiC Update Breakfast! This Friday at Thaba Ya Bataswana 09:30 for 10:00. FREE entry but essential to RSVP with Nicky (082) 4818746, info@sojo.co.za

Happy Spring! Join the 2013 KUBiC Update Breakfast! This Friday at Thaba Ya Bataswana 09:30 for 10:00. FREE entry but essential to RSVP with Nicky (082) 4818746, info@sojo.co.za

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Grow a tree for KUBiC. Thaba Ya Batswana propagation bags

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Making history - donating trees for KUBiC!

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Our first tree donors at KlipSA's AGM - Thank you!

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Please share KUBiC with your family and friends who live in JHB south

Save the date
6th of September 2013
09:30 for 10:00 at
Thaba Ya Batswana

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