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18 October 2017 - Bird Walks at Kirstenbosch NBG
Meet at Gate 1 (where Vida Cafe and the large shop are). A leisurely walk through the various habitats of Kirstenbosch will take...
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SANBI Events

18 October 2017
Meet at Gate 1 (where Vida Cafe and the large shop are). A leisurely walk through the various habitats of Kirstenbosch will take...
18 October 2017
Topic: Cape Citizen Science is a project that involves the public in scientific research about plant disease in the Cape...
23 October 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...

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18 October 2017
SANBI and DST launched the Natural Science Collections Facility in KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg on the 17th of October 2017.Read more
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13 October 2017
South African National Biodiversity Institute had the pleasure of hosting the Indian Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, at Kirstenbosch.Read more
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11 October 2017
Natural Science Collections Facility will see institutions holding South Africa's natural science collections forming a network with a central coordinating hub based at the South African National Biodiversity Institute.Read more
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10 October 2017
Dr Tanya Abrahamse hopes to position Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to harness the value of the global research infrastructure to benefit society.Read more

Plants of the week

One of two species belonging to the genus Roosia, endemic to sheer, quarzitic, sandstone cliff-faces in the heart of the winter-rainfall region of South Africa.

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This beautiful, dainty little herb is covered in small, white flowers in spring and early summer, and makes a spectacular display in a mass planting.

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Animal of the week

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The blue-spotted ribbontail ray is common in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. It is a brightly coloured, beautiful but dangerous cartilaginous fish.

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

In which province will this new Garden be located?

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