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SANBI Events

28 May 2017
Nestled below Castle Rock and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is arguably the...
07 June 2017
2017 Programme of Wednesday Talks at Kirstenbosch Date Speaker Topic 18 Jan EDWIN RYE      ...
20 June 2017
The South African National Biodiversity Institute will host the 14th annual Biodiversity Planning Forum from 20–23 June 2017...

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26 May 2017
SANBI hosted learners from Beverley Park Primary and Blackheath Primary in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. This was part of the 2017 International Day of Biological Diversity celebrations.Read more
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23 May 2017
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has won South Africa’s 35th gold medal in 42 years of exhibiting at the prestigious show.Read more
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18 May 2017
We would therefore like to provide all stakeholders with an opportunity to review progress at this stage, with a view to gaining inputs on the structure of the report.Read more
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17 May 2017
The South African National Biodiversity Institute will celebrate this year’s International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May 2017, under the theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’.Read more

Plants of the week

A sprawling, rounded shrub with small pink inflorescences almost all year round, ideal for fynbos gardens, hanging baskets and containers in full sun.

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This is one of the most beautiful and distinctive aloes, with its long, twisted and recurved leaves resembling an octopus..

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Animal of the week

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The Cape hope squid is regarded as one of the most intelligent species within the class Cephalopoda. Although capable of living in isolation, the Cape hope squid often co-occurs with other fish species in either deep or shallow waters (Rosa et al, 2013).

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A 10th SANBI National Botanical Garden, Kwelera NBG, is currently being developed.

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