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Table Mountain Ghost Frog

In this month’s Introductory Series we introduce you to another of Table Mountain’s rare and mysterious species, namely the Table Mountain Ghost Frog, a rare and secretive creature of darkness. Few people will be lucky enough to ever see a Table Mountain Ghost Frog (Heleophryne rosei).

The Young Permaculture Changemaker

In this week's #TMFInTheField we introduce you to Anthony Plaatjies, one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. In 2013 Anthony matriculated from De Rust Futura Academy and decided to take a gap year. During this gap year Anthony volunteered his services in the veggie garden at


Fynbos is not easy to define, but it is essentially a term for an evergreen, hard-leafed shrubland vegetation type, or collection of plants, that is primarily associated with nutrient-poor soils and often, though not exclusively, with a winter-rainfall Mediterranean-type climate. It is characterised by four

The art of upcycling – Overberg Recycled Crafts

In this week's ‪#‎TMFInTheField we introduce you to Desiré Hearne (Des), one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. Having grown up in the Grabouw community, Des has always been very aware of the high level of poverty and unemployment in the area. After completing her New

The Garden of Eden

In this week's ‪#‎TMFInTheField‬ we introduce you to Oom Jack Johnson, one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. Oom Jack, located in the Slangpark community in Grabouw, is the pioneer behind ‘NuSun Farm Fresh’, a community-based veggie garden that has recently (early 2015) been re-established as


In October 2012, prompted by her passion and concern for the health, safety and general well-being of the children and youth of the Snake Park Community in Grabouw, Lynette de Bruyn Davids started her Soulfood Feeding Scheme. Every Wednesday afternoon Lynette now feeds over 60

Call for concept proposal to the Table Mountain Fund

Introduction The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) was established in 1998 with funds from local and international sources. TMF is a significant partner of C.A.P.E. (Cape Action for People and the Environment), the multi-stakeholder conservation partnership that drives fynbos conservation efforts. Furthermore, TMF aims to cement partnerships,

Spring Flower Photographic Competition

Spring has sprung… Today the Southern Hemisphere celebrates the Spring Equinox and thus the “official” start of spring. To celebrate the arrival of one of our favourite times of the year we are launching a Spring Flower Photographic Competition. Weekly winners will be announced and your images