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An investigation into the compliance of selected nurseries of selected nurseries and garden centres within Kwazulu-Natal Ethekwini and the Umsunduzi geographical regions, with the Conservation of Agricultual Resources Act 1983 (Act no. 43 of 1983) Cara and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (Act no. 10 of 2004) Nemba.

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dc.contributor.advisor Hendrick, R.M. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.advisor Pereira, A.L. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Badenhorst, Astrid Beverley
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-15T08:04:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-15T08:04:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4705
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines nursery/garden centre compliance with Invasive Alien Plant (IAPs) legislation in eThekwini and uMsunduzi, South Africa. Despite South African governmental programmes, an apparent lack of public awareness regarding IAPs persists. The cost to clear IAPs in South Africa is estimated to be 12 billion Rand over 20 years. Nurseries/garden centres should be able to increase customer awareness of IAPs. However, Government regulation/instruction of nurseries/garden centres seems inadequate. A mixed methods approach involving quantitative and qualitative analyses of questionnaires, observations and interviews was used in this study. There was little evidence that nurseries/garden centres stocked/sold CARA plants. However, they were stocking/selling NEMBA plants in spite of knowing CARA, NEMBA and indigenous alternatives. There is little interaction with relevant government/industry programmes. It is recommended that the Department of Environmental Affairs institute a IAPs Advisory Committee to see to the dissemination and provision of relevant information and training concerning IAPs to the industry. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Alien invasive plants en
dc.subject Conservation and Agricultural Resources Act en
dc.subject Invasive plant legislation en
dc.subject Indigenous plant alternatives en
dc.subject National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act en
dc.title An investigation into the compliance of selected nurseries of selected nurseries and garden centres within Kwazulu-Natal Ethekwini and the Umsunduzi geographical regions, with the Conservation of Agricultual Resources Act 1983 (Act no. 43 of 1983) Cara and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (Act no. 10 of 2004) Nemba. en
dc.type Thesis en


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