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The 2019 AGM of the BBRA will be held at 10H00 on Saturday 14 December 2019 in Crassula Hall, Betty's Bay.

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(Article compiled for the Kogelberg Branch of the BotSoc by Dr Allan Heydorn)

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Originating in south-eastern Australia, the Peppertree wattle, Acacia elata, is an invasive species causing increasing concern in the Western Cape. As with other invasive Acacia species, it displaces indigenous fynbos vegetation, lowers groundwater levels and poses a serious hazard during wildfires. It spreads rap idly through prolific seed production and dispersion. A. elata is listed under the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) as Category 1b. Its removal is therefore enforceable by law.

Open Gardens Day

A VISIT TO THREE BETTY’S BAY GARDENS ON MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER, AT 9 A.M.
[VISITORS WILL MEET IN THE HAROLD PORTER CAR PARK IN ORDER TO SHARE LIFTS.]


There are three gardens to visit, well-loved and maintained by their owners. Two are large gardens and the third has a small nursery and several endemics (only found in this region).

If you are interested, please phone 021 7941761 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursay, 1 October. We need to know numbers. The idea is to have tea at Harold Porter Gardens afterwards, a walk away from the last garden visited.

SPRING IS HERE AND THE GARDENS ARE A RIOT OF COLOUR. YOU WILL BE SEEING THEM AT THEIR VERY BEST!

Andrea Benn.

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In last month’s edition of The Buzz, it was incorrectly reported that PIKKEWYNTJIES had a monthly funding shortfall of R1000. This was a gross understatement. The monthly deficit is a whopping R600 per child.

MAY I INTRODUCE… Rudi Perold, Chairman of the Betty’s Bay Ratepayers’ Association

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The overriding feeling that I was left with after a long chat to Rudi Perold was that the concerns of the Betty’s Bay home-owners couldn’t be in better hands. What struck me most was his comprehensive grasp of the challenges we face in Betty’s Bay, as well as his perceptive and logical response to them. His obvious intelligence and competence, coupled with the energy levels of a man half his age, an unshakeable morality [based on a profound Christian faith] and a strong sense of community, make him a man in whom we can confidently put our trust to represent us in the issues affecting Betty’s Bay.