Nonophela works with crafters in Masiphumelele, Cape Town to create baskets, trays and storage boxes. We use a reed called Typha capensis (bulrush/cattail), which we harvest locally.
Natural processes and nutrient inflow from various run-off sources result in excessive reed growth in many wetland areas. The overgrowth poses a threath to biodiversity because it reduces open-water habitat for foraging and nesting. Controlled removal of these reeds is therefore important.