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"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
"We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
"With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”
  • "The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
  • "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
  • "We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
  • "With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
  • “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”

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Welcome to WESSA

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a South African environmental organisation with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth.

With a remarkable 88 year history, WESSA has a strong track record of delivering human capacity development projects by working in strategic partnerships, thus enabling people to make more sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices.  Critical focus areas include life-supporting eco-systems such as water, energy and biodiversity.

 

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Jul 30, 2014
Category: Press Releases

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) very proudly awarded the International Eco-Centre Award to six eco-centres in the Western Cape in July.  The eco-centres that have been awarded for 2013 / 2014 are Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre in the Helderberg Nature Reserve (Somerset West), False Bay Nature Reserve (Rondevlei), Zandvlei Nature Reserve (Steenberg),  Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve (Durbanville), Edith Stephens Nature Reserve (Philippi) and the Simonsberg Environmental Education Centre of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy (Stellenbosch).   

Jul 25, 2014
Category: General

Nominations for three non-executive positions on WESSA’s board are hereby invited.

Jul 4, 2014
Category: Press Releases

The Department of Water and Sanitation launched an exciting new water action project at a gala dinner held in Johannesburg last night.  The launch event formed part of the week-long Youth Summit on Water and Climate Change, an intensive education programme that addresses water, environmental issues and careers.  The summit is hosted by the department each year as one of their key activities for Youth Month.  

Jul 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases

The new Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pamela Tshwete took part in a ‘hands on’ activity today with WESSA Eco-Schools and the Fundisa Teacher Education Network, as she participated in a ‘miniSASS’ test at the Modderfontein Stream in Edenvale at the Ekurhuleni Municipality. 

Jun 30, 2014
Category: General

The WESSA Awards, which have been presented since 1978, enable WESSA to recognise and honour individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the environmental conservation or environmental education sector in South Africa over the past year in an exceptional and sustained manner.

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