Control of invasive alien plant species at Wolkberg Project in Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Nelwamondo, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Ligavha - Mbelengwa, M. H.
dc.contributor.author Matsila, Sydwell Nyadzani
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T06:11:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T06:11:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-21
dc.identifier.citation Matsila, Sydwell Nyadzani (2018) Control of invasive alien plant species at Wolkberg Project in Limpopo Province, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa, <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1206>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1206
dc.description MESMEG
dc.description Department of Ecology and Resource Management
dc.description.abstract Invasive alien plants refer to plant species that show a tendency to escape from human control, go beyond the intended physical boundaries and cause environmental damage. The issue of letting the Invasive alien plant species grow and spread, with no attempts made to control the spread of the species beyond the limits of plantations, is not sustainable. All the attempted methods that the Department of Environmental Affairs used seemed to have failed in yielding the expected results. The main objective of the study was to determine the Wolkberg Working for Water programme’s level of success in terms of clearing invasive alien plant species. Wolkberg Project was used as a case study as it is one of the Working for Water Programme. The data were collected using random sampling methods on the worked areas, where work is in progress and those where no work has been done. Primary data were collected from land owners through field observations and questionnaires from the participants whilst secondary data were collected from the Department of Environmental Affairs. The study adopted a mixed methods approach which is both quantitative and qualitative. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) package. The research determined the level of success in terms of clearing invasive alien plant species, employment opportunities, tools/materials that have been used to clear the plants and the advice on the possible strategies that can be employed in the invasive alien plant species management. It was found out that the Invasive alien plant species require constant maintenance in order for them to be controlled. The Wolkberg project is mainly dominated by male workers compared to females. Each team comprised 3% underage workers. The study recommends that the project should make sure that the follow-ups are done at the correct time and stage. Looking at the statistics of males and females, the study revealed that transformation is not adhered to in this project. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 96 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Invasive alien plants en_US
dc.subject Species en_US
dc.subject Environmental damage en_US
dc.subject Plantations en_US
dc.subject.ddc 333.953314096825
dc.subject.lcsh Plant invasions -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Alien plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Invasive plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Plant species -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Botany -- Classification
dc.title Control of invasive alien plant species at Wolkberg Project in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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