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Alien weeds & Invasive plants

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Invasive alien plants are plants that have been brought to South Africa from other countries for their beauty, economic value or ecological purpose. Some were brought in unintentionally and here, without their natural enemies, were able to reproduce and spread prolifically. The invader plants and seeds spread rapidly and displace indigenous plants and animals, reduce the carrying capacity for animals as it has no nutritional value, increase the severity of fire, consume more water than the indigenous plants, cause obstructions, erosion and increase flood damage. Declared weeds and plants have been divided into 3 categories (Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 1983, and amended regulations 15 and 16 as promulgated in March 2001): • Category 1 Declared Weeds are plants that must be removed on land or water surfaces by all land users. • Category 2 Declared Invaders are plants that must be removed on land or water surfaces by all land users (except in specially demarcated areas for commercial purposes only – permit required.). • Category 3: Potential Invaders are plants with ornamental value that have the potential of becoming invasive. These plants may no longer be planted and existing plants must be kept under control. There are also many other undeclared alien and indigenous weeds that should be removed as they reduces the carrying capacity for animals as it has no nutritional value. The following table lists the weeds and invader plants found at Sable Hills Waterfront Estate and that must be removed by all land owner

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