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M13 Project


The M13 Project

This initiative was started several years ago and has been a great success. The Department of Transport concluded an agreement which allows Kloof Conservancy the right to sell advertising to sponsors along the M13 Highway. With these funds, the conservancy employs a contractor to remove alien vegetation, clear litter and cut the grass on the verges to the required specifications on a regular basis.


M13 near SPAR

M13 near Maytime

M13 near Maytime

One of the advertising boards

An advertising board

Kloof Conservancy has planted over 600 trees and shrubs to accelerate the rehabilitation of the road reserve. Extensive landscaping at several off-ramps has also been carried out, in one instance with the assistance of a very generous anonymous donor.

The success of the project was such that other conservancies entered into similar agreements for other sections of the M13 thus extending the impact of the project.

In 2005, KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife awarded Kloof Conservancy a trophy for the best corporate project of that year.

Aline plants to be removed

Alien plants to be removed

M13 section

M13 section

The Sponsors

The following are the current advertisers who make this project possible:

 CCandA M13-2c
Hillcrest Toyota 1 M13-3b SPRINGLIGHTS
M13-4a  leigh group m13-6b
M13-5a M13-5b SASFIN