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14 December 2017
This enormously popular even, sponsored by  Pick n Pay., is the flagship project of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch,...
15 December 2017
Kai’s Annual Show at Kirstenbosch NBG: More than a 100 excellent Bonsai Trees is expected. Lots of trees; Equipment and Tools on...
15 December 2017
Date Time Event Price 15-17 December 2017            ...

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14 December 2017
SANBI and its stakeholders held the first Eastern Cape Invasive Species Forum meeting on the 18th of October 2017 in East London.Read more
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08 December 2017
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden made top honours at the Westrand Chamber of Business and Tourism.Read more
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06 December 2017
An insightful 2 day cycad training with stakeholders was held at KZN NBG on the 19th and 20th of November 2017.Read more
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08 November 2017
The purpose of the visit was to digitise the South African scorpion specimens in their collection. She started digitising work at Ditsong National Museum of Natural History.Read more

Plants of the week

Aloe reitzii var. vernalis is a rare endemic known from a single population, growing on steep slopes around Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal. It has showy, dark red flower spikes in spring.

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A conical tree with a distinctive root growth and fascinating growing habit, occurring in the tidal estuaries, lagoons and swamps, as a member of a mangrove forest.

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Animal of the week

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These omnivorous caprellids are usually found in dense colonies attached to submerged man-made structures, floating seaweed, and other organisms.

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

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