Gamtoos Irrigation Board Projects

Working for eco-systems

  • Carbon Spekboom (Darlington/Steytlerville/Baviaanskloof)
  • Ntabalanga (Ntywenka/Maclear)

The Thicket Rehabilitation projects focus on the restoration of degraded spekboom rich land by planting spekboom truncheons. Spekboom (Portulacaria afra) has been recognised as an ideal thicket restoration species as well as an excellent carbon sequester.


Since 1991, GIB has gained an outstanding reputation for managing large-scale labour-intensive infrastructure and environmental projects in the Eastern Cape. The Board’s expertise has been recognised widely and ...


The GIB manages projects on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs (Working for Water), the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Working for Wetlands), the World Wildlife Foundation...
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Fred Ferreira Way, Patensie, 6335, Eastern Cape
087 806 7484
042 007 0382

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General 066 470 3782
R Colesky 083 703 0428
A Murray 083 490 1737
L Grundling 083 552 0157
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