Among the members

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This biodiversity stewardship project aims to provide formal conservation protection for the area of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, and beyond. 

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Among the members

The members of the RNC are involved in many things.     Read what they are up to.

Following a green story at Bathabile

Batahbile Primary School in Doornrandje is the focus of much energetic labour, innovation and goodwill.

To follow the story of how a few dedicated people can change the lves of many, visit the school's own website and click on "see us grow".

New classroom - new skills and new friends

Bathabile School has been bursting out of its seams this year, and classrooms are just not adequate.

The work went out, and the surrounding community - the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy and the Laezonia/Doonrnrandje Blockwatch - has responded to the need.



We of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy believe all life has value beyond monetary measures. In response to this, we are creating opportunities to conserve life in all its abundant diversity within this region of rivers, mountains, grasslands and bushveld.

Three principles guide our efforts:


We will work to make a difference by taking responsibility to protect the place where we live and are nurtured.


We will cooperate with all those willing to care for this region, drawing together as a local community to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Conservancy.


We will carefully consider how we use our resources, defining ourselves not by what and how we consume, but by what we refuse to destroy. As stewards of the land, we strive to restore and heal our damaged natural systems.



Laezonia lends a hand

With the recent "Ride the Rhenoster" mountain bike event, the Laezonia community policing forum was approached to assist with the management of riders crossing the busy R511.

Pine Pienaar was asked to provide support, and he did so graciously and with great diligence.

Pine and his team remained on duty, standing in the sun beside the road to make sure every rider crossed the road safely.

The riders left from Hennops Primary School and entered the gate at Hennops River on the western side.  The crossing was situated in an 80km speed zone, but many drivers pay little heed to the road conditions on this bend.

To Laezonia, a great big Thank You! from the Conservancy.  You are good neighbours.

Residents tour the RNC

Residents of the RNC clambered into their vehicles on Sunday, and set out to see more of their own Conservancy, this gem of a place.

Photographs sent in by Tom Klaasen: 

Residents on tour of the RNC