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Arbor Day Tree Sales!

Spring is here and it’s time to plant some trees! Please download the order form below for GEKCO’s Arbor Day pre-sales.  Please go to the Grow Wild website for detailed information on the trees available www.growwild.co.za Please fill in the order form indicating your choice and the quantity desired and the form will calculate the amount […]

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Slick Arena’s Damage Environment

Slick Arena’s Damage Environment (by Dudley Baylis) Using waste oil to reduce dust on arenas is not only illegal it’s environmentally hazardous! The Greater Kyalami Conservancy (GEKCO) would like to raise awareness about the practice of pouring old motor oil on horse riding arenas as a dust control measure. This causes significant environmental damage which […]

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Nature Guide Training – Applicants Needed! – August/September 2014

Nature Guide Training – Applicants Needed!  Gauteng Tourism Authority is planning to conduct Nature Field Guide training for Gauteng during August and September 2014. They are looking at Nature Sites (e.g. game reserve, nature conservation area, zoo, etc) that do not have qualified guides in their employment so that they can assist them. If you are interested […]

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GEKCO input into Joburg 2014 IDP

GEKCO input into Joburg 2014 IDP GEKCO attended the discussion on the Integrated Development Plan for 2014/15 on the 12th of April 2014 The budget items for our area are: Upgrade of bulk water main – Blue Hills Floodline delineation and biodiversity verification to be carried out by the Dept of Environment and Infrastructure Services Department in […]

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Human Rights Day – Raising awareness and working together for a better community in Diepsloot

Human Rights Day – Raising awareness and working together for a better community in Diepsloot Environmental groups in Diepsloot, Bontle ke Tlhago and WASSUP hosted an awareness day amongst residents of Extension 1 to highlight the right to a protected, healthy environment. Bontle ke Tlhago is a recycling cooperative operating the Diepsloot Recycling Buyback Centre. […]

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African Grass-Owl- Future in Flames?

African Grass-Owl- Future in Flames? We stood helplessly watching a pair of African Grass-Owls (Tyto capensis) fleeing from the ferocious flames as their nesting site was completely destroyed in a matter of minutes. This was the scene in Kyalami on Friday afternoon, 8 November 2013. A fire that was mysteriously started on the vacant land […]

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Thank you to all those who participated in energy saving exercise!

Thank You!   We would like to say a huge thank you all the GEKCO members who participated in the energy saving exercise last year by swapping out their globes for LED’s, using low flow shower heads and installing timers on their geysers and pool pumps.  86 MW savings was achieved by Eskom, reducing the […]

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GEKCO input into 25 year Provincial Transport Plan- 27/10/13

GEKCO input into 25 year Provincial Transport Plan- 27/10/13   GEKCO gave input into the 25 year Integrated Transport Management Plan drafted by Gauteng Department of Transport: With the increasing urbanization of the country and projected growth for Gauteng in particular, the next 25 years will be challenging and urgent interventions are required to alleviate […]

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GEKCO objects to large industrial farm on Riversands Farm

 GEKCO objects to large industrial farm on Riversands Farm The Greater Kyalami Conservancy, Residents’ Associations and adjacent land owners are objecting to the large scale light industrial park planned north of Fourways, which is likened in size to industrial developments in the Modderfontein area.  Century Properties were granted environmental authorisation in 2009 for a mixed […]

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EQUESTRIAN LEGACY DOCUMENT

EQUESTRIAN LEGACY DOCUMENT FOR ATTENTION; THE EQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY OF THE KYALAMI AREA Have you earned Provincial colours or won a championship? Do you do something unique with horses? Do you have a business that is dependent on the equine community? Are you non competitive but just love riding in Kyalami? We need YOU to be […]

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