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RSSAf Fellow Brenda Wingfield honoured

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments by

Prof Brenda Wingfield, received the Christiaan Hendrik Persoon medal of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) in January this year. The gold medal is the highest award allocated by the SASPP and it is only the sixth time that the award has been made in 53 years. Wingfield is also the first female member […]

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‘Tuberculosis over the last century’ – public talk, Cape Town

Apr 07, 2015 No Comments by

On 15th April, Robin Wood FRSSAf, Professor of Medicine and Director of Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at University of Cape Town will present a free public talk entitled “Tuberculosis over the last century. A tale of three cities”. Abstract: Cape Town has one of the highest TB burdens of any city […]

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Colloquium on conservation of the natural vegetation of the Cape Floristic Region

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments by

Hosted by the RSSAf and the Centre for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) at Stellenbosch University will take place at the Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch on 13th April 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication in 1945 of C.L. Wicht’s landmark paper on “The preservation of the vegetation of the South Western Cape”, which appeared […]

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Talks coming up in Cape Town in 2015

Feb 27, 2015 No Comments by

May 20th – Prof. Richard Klein Hon FRSSAf, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University & Emeritus Honorary Research Associate, Iziko SA Museum – on “Our latest understanding of modern human and neanderthal evolution and behaviour”. June 17th – Prof. Julian May, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, UWC – on “The food […]

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Satellite linked time depth recorder on

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

Southern elephant seal bull known to Marion Island sealers as ‘Sakkie’.  Photo Nico de Bruyn

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A touch of RSSAf history……

Mar 17, 2014 Comments Off

HENRY SELBY HELE-SHAW (1854-1941) – see sequel from Canada The name of Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, LL.D., D.Sc., D. Eng., F.R.S., Wh.Sch., is not well known to South Africans or even to Fellows and Members of the Royal Society of South Africa although he was one of the founders of the Society in the early 1900s.  […]

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Queuing to look up……

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

Submitted by SA Astronomical Observatory

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Igneous layering in the Peninsula pluton

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

of the Cape Granite Suite at Llandudno, submitted by John Clemens

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“Kissing Phages”

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off

Two very different tailed bacteriophages in the same sample, fortuitously touching one another, environmental water project in Cape Town.  Submitted by Ed Rybicki

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Radio Telescopes

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