Environmental Services
Corporate Programmes
  Integrated Training Area Management Programme
  Environmental Considerations in Operations
  Base Environmental Management Programmes
  Environmental Management System
  Environmental Education, Awareness and Training
Co-operative Governance Initiatives
  Pom Pom Weed Management
  Energy Efficiency Initiative
  Operation VUSELELA
  Water Efficiency Initiative
  Integrated Wildlife Hazard Management
  Game Management
Annual Environmental Awards

Operation VUSELELA

The Department of Defence (DOD) administers vast tracts of Government land some of which is infested by invasive alien flora species, harming the ecological integrity and any potential for suitable productive use of the land. The Working for Water programme (WfW) of the Department of Water Affairs & Forestry (DWAF) provides a sustainable and reliable rehabilitation and restoration initiative that has critical ecological and social ramifications to enhance water security, biological diversity, the ecological functioning of natural systems, the productive use of land and to reduce the intensities of fires and floods. This is done through labour-intensive and social-development initiatives having a marked influence on employment opportunities, training and capacity building, community empowerment, social development, life-skill enhancement and “exit plans” for workers and other staff that can result in the creation of sustainable employment opportunities. As a sub-project of WfW, Operation Vuselela has been implemented to restore DOD land, through the empowerment of military veterans, in clearing invading plants.

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