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A ‘sawtooth’ nips alien havoc in the bud to save rivers


A ‘sawtooth’ nips alien havoc in the bud to save rivers

Celebrities join scientists, activists, farmers and community leaders to clear the Cape's clogged waterways

Senior features writer

Following the Riviersonderend River from Greyton to the Hottentot’s Holland Nature Reserve, in the Western Cape, celebrities and executives saw for themselves how it was possible to rehabilitate a river that was being throttled by aliens.

The 2019 4th Journey of Water, organised by WWF-SA (World Wide Fund for Nature SA) (https://www.wwf.org.za/our_work/water/) to promote water conservation, took them close to the river – and the people protecting it – by traversing through farmlands up to a greenish tunnel into Theewaterskloof Dam.

Above the dam, the river goes high into the mountains of the Hottentot’s Holland Nature Reserve, where pristine headwaters tumble through gorges...

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