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13 Dec Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Fire at the Weir

A fire broke out at the Zeekoevlei weir between 16:30 and 17:00 on Sunday, 11 December 2016. The cause of the fire is unclear, however arson is assumed due to the nature of the fires being randomly placed over a vast area. Five separate fires were successfully extinguished by the City Fire Department and City […]


12 Dec Posted by in News and Events | Comments

December Newsletter

The December newsletter is now available under the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei drop-down tab – Newsletters. Alternatively, click on the link below: newsletter dec2016


07 Dec Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Final Bird Ringing Session for 2016!

Hi All The final session of bird ringing for 2016 will be at Rondevlei this Saturday, 10 December 2016! There is rain predicted for Friday with possibly some wind on Saturday so we will look at net placement. Come along any time between 8:00 – 12:00, or earlier at 7:30 if you want to give […]


28 Nov Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

November Newsletter & AGM Reminder!

Hi all, This month you can expect a great article, written by Ismat Adams, on the Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) – an extremely rare Cape Flats skipper butterfly. Please remember that tonight (28 November 2016) is the FoZR AGM in the Rondevlei Lecture room, at 19:00. There will be some interesting […]


17 Nov Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

FoZR AGM – 28 November 2016

Come and join the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei for the AGM and some really interesting talks! We also welcome any nominations to a new committee – Please obtain approval from your nominee and submit the nomination on the form to be found at: We will be accepting nominations up until the day before […]


16 Nov Posted by in News and Events | 6 comments

The Bridge so Far

I always wonder if anyone got sticky takkies on Saturday afternoon… There is something magical about a bridge as it transports you into “another world”. On Saturday, 12 November 2016, Tom, Jocelyn and I (with a guest appearance by Dalton who took a break from bird ringing to pop in and help for a while) […]


14 Nov Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

Help required with UCT research project (15-20 minutes of you time)

The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei have received this request : I am coordinating a research project, developed and implemented through the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute at the University of Cape Town. This project, called Blue Skies, has the objective of using birds as model species with which to explore and develop the concept of cultural ecosystem […]


03 Nov Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Bridge Refurbishment – Part 2

Hi All, Part two of the Zeekoevlei pedestrian footbridge refurbishment will be taking place on Saturday, 12 November 2016. We will meet at the bridge at 8:30am. The nature reserve will be supplying sandpaper, varnish, and some brushes; but if you have please do bring along with you. If you have not yet done so, […]


24 Oct Posted by in News and Events | Comments

CTEET Student Presentations – cancelled

Hi All, Due to lack of interest the proposed presentations by CTEET Students / Interns planned for the Friends on Monday 24 October 2016, at 6pm will not be going ahead, hopefully we will see some of these presentations at a later date. regards Richard pp. Jocelyn vanEeden –  


21 Oct Posted by in News and Events | 4 comments

CTEET Student Presentations

Hi All, A few CTEET Students / Interns would like to perform presentations for the Friends on Monday 24 October 2016, at 6pm. The presentations will be based on The Botanical Society of South Africa, highlighting facts about the society as well as articles published in Veld and Flora. The presentation will not be longer […]