On 4 August 2018, Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) Director, Prof. Timm Hoffman, and PCU research assistant, Sally Mashele, took Dr Kimberlie McCue and her husband, Michael, to visit the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden in Worcester, Western Cape. The team met with the curator, Werner Voigt and took a tour of the area. Overall it was a wonderful day! Read the full article to learn more.
On 10 September 2018, the Science Postgraduate Students Council and the Faculty of Science Committee on Postgraduate Affairs hosted the 11th Annual Science Symposium titled, ‘Communicate to Collaborate: Reaching scientists across all disciplines at the University of Cape Town'. For the first time in the symposium’s history students from Stellenbosch University were invited to contend in the event. Glynis Humphrey and Ruan De Wet from the Department of Biological Sciences presented at the event. Read the article to learn more!
On Monday 10 September 2018, the South African Astronomical Observatory hosted an introductory writing workshop facilitated by The Conversation - Africa in Cape Town. The workshop was centred on learning to write and improve one’s skills in communicating science for non-academic audiences. Plant Conservation Unit Ph.D. candidate, Glynis Humphrey, attended the event. Read her article to learn more.
In August 2018, Samantha Venter, a research assistant at the Plant Conservation Unit, travelled with some friends to Darling in the Western Cape to see the wildflowers. They first visited Waylands Wild Flower Reserve and then Tienie Versveld Reserve, both situated just outside of Darling. Read the full article to see some pics of the magnificent floral displays.