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Welcome to the Bolus Herbarium Library
The Bolus Herbarium Library owes its existence to Harry Bolus, a businessman, amateur botanist, and botanical artist, who, on his death in 1911, bequeathed his herbarium, his botanical library, and a large part of his fortune to the South African...
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
Cape fires
Peninsula fires right on cue

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:30
Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa.
Time–lapse Photos Show Dramatic Environmental Change

Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa. From these pictures, researchers are making predictions about other regions. But can anything still be done about it?

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 15:30
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World Wetlands Day, 2 February

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The 2015 theme is "Wetlands for our Future."

Publication Date:
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00
BAASA visit to Special Collections
Botanical Artists Association of South Africa View the Paintings of Arabella Elizabeth Roupell

Recently a group from the Botanical Artists Association of South Africa (BAASA) enjoyed an opportunity to view the paintings of Arabella Elizabeth Roupell (1817-1914) in Special Collections and Archives, Jagger Library, UCT.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:45