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SANBI is hosting two one-day training workshops on using the BGIS website. The website offers free and comprehensive spatial...

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22 July 2014

SANBI is hosting two one-day training workshops on using the BGIS website. The website offers free and comprehensive spatial...

26 July 2014

The Volksblad Kos & Kunsmark is held on the last Saturday every month. Visitors can browse through stalls offering fresh...

27 July 2014

Come witness an unforgettable performance by multiple GRAMMY® nominee and award-winner Kirk Whalum, whose intimate tour will...

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21 July 2014
SANBI staff members countrywide heeded the call to honour Nelson Mandela's life's work by giving their time, energy and compassion to those who need it most.Read more
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17 July 2014
The cold, moonlit night was one full of fun, discovery and connecting to Mother Nature.Read more
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15 July 2014
The project aims to develop a strategy for mobilising Africa’s biodiversity data whilst strengthening regional capacity and collaboration in biodiversity informatics.Read more
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11 July 2014
A limited quantity of the Trees of the Year poster 2014, featuring Heteropyxis spp. and Vepris lanceolata, is freely available from the SANBI Bookshop.Read more

Plants of the week

This is a rare bulb from southwestern Namibia with a fan of decidouous leaves and white flowers.

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 This summer dormant pelargonium with thick succulent stems makes an unusual bonsai plant.

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Animal of the week

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This large and robust, nocturnal mongoose is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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