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uMngeni – The Movie

The uMngeni River is an integral part of Howick life. Visitors flock to the falls, locals walk dogs along the riverside paths, children learning about river eco-systems in Umgeni Valley and fishermen try their luck in the deep pools. Howick … Continue reading

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On the Wings of Eagles

On my two previous visits to uMngeni Vlei – at the start of last year’s river walk, and earlier this year – we watched a Martial Eagle soaring above us and the vlei. I had the privilege last weekend to feel like that beautiful eagle, … Continue reading

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An Overburdened River

Brendon Bosworth of IPS News Service wrote this article recently: Over the course of a 28-day trek down South Africa’s Umgeni River, which flows from the pristine wetlands of the Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve to the Durban coastline, Penny Rees, … Continue reading

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Mayday for Rivers Action 2013 – Sampling on uMngeni

The alarm clock beeps furiously, awaking me from my sleepy slumber. Duties await and I reluctantly peel down my cozy duvet to step out into winter’s icy grip. Mornings are not my best but I never regret a weekly stroll … Continue reading

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Dirty uMngeni

Tony Carnie – environmental reporter for The Mercury wrote this article recently. The Umgeni River is one of the dirtiest rivers in the country, with recent studies showing proof of cholera, shigella, salmonella and other harmful viruses and bacteria at … Continue reading

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One River – One Day!

With all the rain we have had lately in the Mngeni Catchment, the river is really full and looking fabulous.  Today, while the sun is shining, we decided to end the year with a SPLASH! and asked all keen River … Continue reading

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Thank you and let’s keep at it…

To everyone whose congratulations have been rolling in – thank you so much. To Wessa KZN, also an enormous thanks. I (Penny Rees) am truly humbled by this award, especially when I think of the company my team and I … Continue reading

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National Water Resources Strategy

Hi everyone IF YOU ARE TIRED OF POLLUTED RIVERS, SHOCKING CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT, LACK OF WATER RELATED COMPLAINCE AND ENFORCEMENT, ENDLESS PLANS FOR MORE BIG DAMS, IMPACTS ON IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES : now is your chance to rectify things and have a … Continue reading

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Ramblings on the uMngeni

Andrew Fowler writes of his uMngeni experiences. There is a small river which flows through the soft folds of the Dargle Valley that converses in the same languages that I do. Three languages to be precise.  English, Afrikaans and Zulu. … Continue reading

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Table Mountain Guards her Rivers

Kwa Zulu Natal’s own Table Mountain is known to all who travel the Durban to Maritzburg highway. As you reach upper Ashburton, Table Mountain dominates the Eastern vista. “Mkhambathini”, as it was known to local tribesmen is a 960m high … Continue reading

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