Challenges in invasive alien plant control in South Africa
CITATION: Van Wilgen, B. W. et al. 2012. Challenges in invasive alien plant control in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 108(11/12), Art. #1445, doi:10.4102/sajs.v108i11/12.1445.
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Working for Water owes much to the community of fynbos ecologists who were instrumental in putting forward an argument to government for its initiation in 1996.2 The 33rd Annual Fynbos Forum (attended by over 250 delegates at Cape St. Francis on 17–19 July 2012) included a plenary workshop on the effectiveness of Working for Water, and discussions on ways for the scientific community to assist in the identification and implementation of improvements. This brief report outlines the issues discussed, including the problems faced by Working for Water, and possible ways for the scientific community to assist in addressing them.