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The Plant Conservation Unit End-of-Year Function & Farewell to Samantha Venter & Sally Mashele

12 Dec 2018 - 07:15

On Monday, 3 December 2018, members of the Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) team and associates gathered to have some lunch at the UCT Club at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to celebrate a fun and successful year and to bid farewell to Samantha Venter and Sally Mashele; two of its research assistants who’ve made a tremendous contribution to the unit. Samantha Venter (PCU Research Assistant and rePhotoSA Project Coordinator) will be leaving to pursue a job opportunity in Norway next year and Sally Mashele (PCU Research Assistant) will be starting her MSc from February 2019.

From front left to front right: Kirsti Nghidinwa, Glynis Humphrey, Peter Carrick, Carien Kleinjan, Timm Hoffman (PCU Director), Sally Mashele, Samantha Venter, Lindsey Gillson (PCU Deputy Director), Henri Laurie, Cherié Forbes, Wesley Bell and Sonto Mtolo. Photo credit: Zander Venter.

The PCU also held its final lunchtime meeting for the year, with Peter Carrick as speaker. He gave an interesting talk on his recent trip to Nepal.

The PCU would like to extend its utmost appreciation and gratitude to Samantha Venter and Sally Mashele for playing such a significant role. We wish you all the best!

~ Article supplied by Sonto Mtolo. Image supplied by Zander Venter.