There are more than 980 species of bats in the world! Of these, 6% live in South Africa. Bats are extremely sensitive creatures and so they are a great indicator of biodiversity. They are very important pollinators of flowers, dispersers of seeds and they consume large numbers of insects (including the irritating mosquito) every day....Read More
Did you know? Sumerians (the people of southern Mesopotamia) were one of the first people recorded to use chemicals as a form of pest control. Around 4 500 years ago, they used Sulphur compounds to control insects and mites. A few thousand years later (3 200 years ago), the Chinese used mercury and arsenical compounds to control...Read More
Sustainability. A word that has become important in this generation’s vocabulary. The meaning of ‘sustainability’, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “The degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources”. In Today’s environment, being sustainable (both economically and naturally) is...Read More
A group of researchers at the University of Florida may have found an alternative method of pest management for strawberry plants: The team decided to use an ultraviolet (UVC) light system to help prevent diseases in the plant. They found that UVC light helps in the control of Powdery Mildew, which is a fungus that...Read More
We have all been bombarded with information regarding how our actions are negatively affecting the environment. These effects have been so severe that we are changing weather patterns – resulting in GLOBAL WARMING. Even though Global Warming is a very serious issue and we have been experiencing the effects first-hand for the last 20 something...Read More
Over the last two months, we have partnered with Ingenious Faces for their flagship virtual global apprenticeship program. Amongst other mentors such as Uber, Booking.com and Amazon, we have had the privilege of offering three graduates SMARTSENZ apprenticeships. These apprenticeships designed by Ingenious Faces center around developing learnability and employability through workplace experience, knowledge and...Read More
Pro Life Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs and cats that have been left starving, abandoned or abused. Their mission is to give every rescued pet a happy home and safe haven where that pet can feel comfortable and loved. You can help Pro Life Pet Rescue by adopting...Read More
Southern Cross Schools was founded in August 2001 with the belief that nature inspires and equips children in ways that textbooks cant. The school provides a place where children can work in the natural environment and learn to love the natural wonders of the outdoors. It is a place where children can observe, interact and...Read More
Betty’s Haven is an orphanage in Nelsville, Nelspruit that provides a loving home to 18 children. On 18 November 2018, a devastating fire destroyed the building, leaving these children homeless and having to sleep in tents. On Nelson Mandela Day 2019, the SMARTSENZ® IPM team joined a number of businesses to help rebuild the orphanage....Read More
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