On 19 August, Dr Wilma Nel, manager of the TPCP Diagnostic Clinic, was invited to give a presentation on the invasive ambrosia beetle, Euwallacea fornicatus, commonly known as the Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), at the WESSA Friends Groups AGM. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA | People Caring For The Earth), City of Tshwane Nature Conservation, and Friends groups from 20 of Tshwane’s nature reserves. The Friends groups consist of officially-recognized groups of concerned members of the community that work together to aid in biodiversity conservation, invasive species control, and cleaning the environment within these natural areas. In the presentation, Dr Nel gave a general introduction to PSHB, its global movement, the damage that it is causing within the country, and the current issues South Africa is facing regarding legislation, management and control of the beetle.