Year: 2022

28 January 2022

Summary High grass pollen levels continue in the summer rainfall areas of South Africa, with very high counts seen in Kimberley. Tree counts increased in Pretoria due to a peak in gum tree pollen, but low tree and weed counts were seen in the rest of the country. Similarly, mould counts were low across all …

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24 June 2022

Summary Overall low pollen and fungal spore counts were seen. Although no new data were available for Durban, the mould counts should be moderate at this time. Cape Town Low pollen levels as well as fungal spore counts were seen during this sampling period. Tree pollen included the sumac family (Anacardiaceae), cedar (Cedrus sp.), cypress …

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4 February 2022

Summary Grass levels continue to be at significant in the summer rainfall areas of South Africa and are currently the highest in Kimberley, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Very little tree pollen was detected across all the sampling sites. Weed pollen was also scarce but the autumn flowering weeds are appearing. Moulds increased in Durban and Gqeberha, …

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11 February 2022

Summary A new monitoring site was added to the South African Pollen Monitoring Network: Calvinia in the Northern Cape. Grass and fungal spore counts were high in the summer rainfall areas, with Pretoria having the highest grass count in the country and the highest fungal spore levels were found in Kimberley. Tree and weed pollen …

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18 February 2022

Summary Grass levels continue to be significant in the summer rainfall cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kimberley. Tree pollen remained low across the country and weed counts approached significance only in Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Pretoria and Durban both had significant fungal spore levels. Cape Town Grass counts were insignificant. Tree pollen included the sumac or …

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25 February 2022

Summary Durban had very high fungal spore counts. Grass pollen counts have decreased across the country, but moderate levels are still present in the summer rainfall areas. Weed and tree counts were generally low, with weeds increasing to moderate levels in Cape Town. Cape Town Grass and tree pollen counts were low, with weed pollen …

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4 March 2022

Summary Grass levels remain significant in the summer rainfall areas, with very high counts recorded in Kimberley. Tree pollen counts approached significance in Cape Town and the weed pollen in Bloemfontein was also above the moderate threshold. Mould counts likely remained high in Durban (no new data) and peaks for the allergenic spores, Cladosporium and …

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11 March 2022

Summary Grass levels have decreased across the country, as moderate counts were only seen in Kimberley and Bloemfontein during this sampling period. Tree pollen was moderate in Cape Town and Durban, while moderate weed counts were detected in Cape Town and Bloemfontein. Fungal spore counts in Durban continue to be significant. Cape Town Grass counts …

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18 March 2022

Summary Fungal spore levels remain high in Kimberley and Durban, with spikes of allergenic spores present. Grass counts were moderate in Pretoria, Kimberley and likely Bloemfontein (no new data), but low elsewhere. Tree counts approached significance in Cape Town and Durban. Cape Town Grass and weed pollen counts were low, and tree pollen levels were …

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