As part of the NSCF Value of Collections Project, we are excited to announce this first edition of a series of showcases and webinars depicting the irreplaceable value of South African natural science collections to science and society.

In this first showcase you will find an introduction on why collections matter, and a collections showcase focused on FOOD SECURITY & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS featuring:

Keep an eye on your inbox for the Webinar linked to this showcase that will be happening in the near future. We will also be promoting the stories featured in each showcase on our Medium platform and social media pages.

Future showcases will focus on the following themes:

  • Protecting our national assets
  • Public health
  • Solving crime
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Local Identity
  • Education, Social Cohesion and Appreciation
  • Iconic Specimens
  • Policy Development

If you are interested to showcase your work in natural science collections, contact Shanelle at