Mmutlwa wa Noko Album  2010 - 2020

Kgosi Gasebone of Pella
Kgosi Gasebone of Pella

talking to Brian at the Marico Biosphere Reserve Conference on 12 April 2018

Also attending:
Also attending:

Pippa of Tara Rokpa Centre, Coen of Tikologo permaculture and JP of EWT

In the news again...
In the news again...

The battle to save the Groot Marico River Saturday Star, January 2018

French filmmaker in Groot Marico
French filmmaker in Groot Marico

An international documentary highlighting the importance of the GM River catchment will be released in 2018

Filming on the Groot Marico river
Filming on the Groot Marico river

26 March 2018

Filming at the Marico eye
Filming at the Marico eye

It is large - 17m deep and 40m wide

The unique tufa waterfall
The unique tufa waterfall

Filming took place here too

At the tufa waterfall...
At the tufa waterfall...

JP of EWT and Giela catch the vulnerable barbus motebensis (Marico barb) to show us to them

Close up of marico barb
Close up of marico barb
Bridget of EWT being interviewed
Bridget of EWT being interviewed

at the Marico eye

Filming in Koffiekraal
Filming in Koffiekraal
Peter and Brian being interviewed
Peter and Brian being interviewed

in Koffiekraal

MEJCON
MEJCON

With inspiring Mariette Liefferink of the FSE (Federation for a Sustainable Environment)

Informing visitors
Informing visitors

Dutch group Shib signs a petition against mining in the Catchment

Tourism route
Tourism route

Brian showing our support for the opening of the very first tourism route in the traditional lands at Koffiekraal and Brakkuil

Maricojaners seeking shade
Maricojaners seeking shade

under ancient tree in the Enzelsberg

Jeanne talks about the importance of trees on Arbour Day

Dendrological delight
Dendrological delight

This ancient Stamvrug tree is a symbol of survival after facing many threats

The Upper Marico River
The Upper Marico River

Water so clean it is safe to drink directly from the river

Labelling water bottles
Labelling water bottles

So that as many people as possible get to enjoy our pure water at meetings

Sampling pure water from a natural spring

River Classification Project
River Classification Project

The Kgosis (chiefs) of the downstream traditional communities talk about the importance of the Marico River and express their concerns

Site meeting with Exigo (Pty) Ltd
Site meeting with Exigo (Pty) Ltd

Mining right for fluorspar in the vicinityof the 3 eyes: Kaaloog (Marico), Molemane and Molopo

Familiar pre-meeting meeting

Info posters at local events
Info posters at local events

In all local languages

The roads we travel
The roads we travel

An example of the roads we travel to host and attend information meetings. No internet access or cell signal here.

Shopping in the Groot Marico
Shopping in the Groot Marico

Heavy with atmosphere and charm....

River classification meeting
River classification meeting

In Groot Marico MWN ensured that a large group of representatives from the various traditional lands was present and was informed and prepared in order to contribute vital local knowledge

Visitors to the permaculture project
Visitors to the permaculture project

MWN arranged a tour of the permaculture gardens in Reboile....a Catholic group from Ireland and a Rustenburg parish

Young dance group visit Groot Marico
Young dance group visit Groot Marico

Brian welcomes the visitors and we share information about the importance of protecting valuable water resources