Friday, 10 July 2020
The PCU attends the Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) Congress 2019

Prof. Timm Hoffman (PCU Director) and Gina Arena (PhD student) attended and presented some of their research at the GSSA 2019 Congress from 30 June - 4 July. The congress was held in Upington in the Northern Cape during what felt like one of the coldest weeks this winter. Gina presented some of her data from her first thesis chapter on long-term vegetation changes in the eastern Karoo. Timm gave the closing keynote address on the long-term environmental monitoring programme in Riemvasmaak in the Northern Cape.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 08:30
The PCU gains several new students and staff members

The Plant Conservation Unit is delighted to welcome some new faces to the team.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 09:30
A new dot on the Global Malaise Project Map

Efforts in Namibia have added one more point on the map of the Global Malaise Program, joining South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Gabon, Cameroon, and Egypt in driving Africa’s contribution to the initiative.

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 11:15
Congratulations to PCU Graduates December 2018

Graduation this year encompassed a range of highlights. Firstly, the official robing of Vice Chancellor  Mamokgethi Phakeng by Chancellor Graça Machel on the 13th December 2018, and secondly, the renaming of the Jameson Memorial Hall to the Sarah Baartman Hall to reflect the history of the people of South Africa. Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) student Glynis Humphrey also graduated on the 14th December 2018 with her doctorate under the supervision of Associate Professor Gillson (PCU Deputy Director). Glynis was among 1885 graduates, 118 doctorates, and 780 Masters students who graduated from the University of Cape Town during six ceremonies this season.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 14:30