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Duzi 'dirtiest in years'

While the army has been called in to help clean the heavily polluted Vaal River, water quality in the dirty Duzi continues to deteriorate. And while the Vaal River is seeing E. coli counts currently ...

Sewage in the stream

  Burst and blocked sewer pipes combined with illegally discharged factory effluent are decimating wildlife in some of the city’s rivers and streams. The Mkondeni Spruit, which runs through Hayfield...

TWC raises R10 000 for DUCT

    Concerns over humans and wildlife being affected have been raised following the major oil spill in the Dorpsruit on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (Duct) received repo...

Streamlining water purity

    This week is National Water Week and to mark the fact, Umgeni Water teamed up with the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (Duct) and schools in Edendale to clean up streams in Imbali and Dambuza. ...

Oil Spill a threat to wildlife and humans

    Concerns over humans and wildlife being affected have been raised following the major oil spill in the Dorpsruit on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (Duct) received repo...

Mystery over dead fish

    An intensive investigation is under way to determine the reason for scores of dead fish being found floating in the Msunduzi River on Wednesday. Msunduzi Municipality, the Duzi-uMngeni Conserva...

Keeping PMB rivers clean is imperative

    KEEPING rivers clean is everyone’s responsibility as dirty rivers have a negative impact on the lives of many. Some people are under the impression that because they have taps with clean runnin...

Fighting water pollution

    Pollution is everyone’s problem. It requires all hands on deck instead of everyone looking to a few to keep our rivers free of the rivers of waste that compromise water quality. This is what I...

    Rivers don’t lie. An array of litter and other assorted objects are among the flotsam flowing down tributaries to the uMsunduzi River every day. The Witness recently accompanied Duzi-uMngeni C...

Duzi at its dirtiest

    The current water quality in the Duzi River is at its worst ever. Environmentalists have raised alarm bells saying “it has been one of the worst summers for water quality”, with a peak in poor ...

Duct to check sewer pipes

  The Msunduzi municipality is partnering with the Duzi Msunduzi Conservation Trust (Duct) to monitor the health of the city’s rivers. Municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said they decided to partner wi...

    WATER hyacinth blockages along the Msunduzi and uMngeni rivers is an ongoing problem for the organisers of the Dusi Canoe Marathon and this year is no different as the rapidly multiplying water ...

    A PASSION for nature and the environment has kept the new general manager of Duzi Umngeni Conservation Trust (Duct), Doug Burden, working hard to achieve his goals. Burden started working for D...

DUCT News: August 2017

DUCT OFFICE HAS MOVED! After being well established in Popes Canoe Centre at 4 Edmond Place, Camps Drift, the DUCT office has moved to 240 West Street. Although we are no longer in sight of the uMsun...

It is always such an honour to see someone who is dedicated and passionate about nature to receive such recognition. The Duzi Umngeni Conservation Trust Operations Manager Sithembiso Sangweni received...

DUCT at the Garden Show 2016

DUCT Education participated in the Happy Earth Hall, a project of the Happy Earth Forum during the Witness Garden show from 23rd to the 25th of September. With regards to putting up our stand, we got ...

DUCT News: March 2016

Our AGM in December rounded off 2015 with a good attendance and an extremely interesting talk by our Guest Speaker, Paolo Candotti, Chairman of Kloof Conservancy.   We said goodbye to Steve Cohen as...

To Frack or Not to Frack

TO FRACK OR NOT TO FRACK?   Submitted by David Still, Chair of the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust, writing in his personal capacity   This article was published in the Witness on Tuesday, 3 Novem...

DUCT News: August 2015

  After a lengthy break, our newsletter is back in production! Hopefully, you have all been keeping up to date via our website: www.duct.org.za   Snake awareness training: by Sithembiso Sangweni  ...

Sandmining Rehab Guidelines

Sand Mining Rehab Guidelines The relationship between man and the resources that water courses possess can be described as one sided, with human beings being accused of over exploiting river resource...

Vegetation assesment of Mussons site

Intorduction All EMP reports require a vegetation assessment; this involves a site investigation of all plant material present on the site. This assists the developer/rehabilitator to identify those ...

DUCT Herbicide Management Policy

Herbicide management Introduction Vegetation under the control of DUCT must be managed in an environmentally responsible and cost effective manner. Various methods can be employed to achieve this en...

International Day for action for Rivers

Thank you so much to everyone for their participation in our KZN International Action for Rivers 2014 with Alex and Epworth High on the Foxhill Spruit.  For DUCT every day is Action for Rivers Day but...

Ten things DUCT does for River Health

Improved Water Quality We lobby for improvements to the sewage infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of that infrastructure in Pietermaritzburg and Durban.  We also keep an eye on water qu...

Mayday For Rivers - Walkers arrive home

A Post- Walk Update from Penny Rees..... Follow our uMngeni River Walk blog at : http://umngeniriverwalk.wordpress.com/ Okay, so here I sit in Howick with the late afternoon sun streaming onto my ve...

Walking for Water

Read the "Mayday for Rivers" team blog at http://umngeniriverwalk.wordpress.com/ The "Mayday for Rivers" walking team has set off! Below is an update from the team on their first day of walking...

What a lot of Eco-Action! This year the Indigenous Plant Fair returns to its roots at the KZN Botanic Garden in Pietermaritzburg.  Since those early days (2004), the Fair has grown to include food pl...

SLIP Fair 2013

Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant Fair 2013 This year the Indigenous Plant Fair returns to it’s roots at the KZN Botanic Gardens in Pietermaritzburg.  Since those early days (2004), the Fair ha...

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