Specify Collections Consortium Webinar

The Specify Collections Consortium will be demonstrating the new features that will come with Specify 6. These feautures include: Enhancements to Interactions workflows Preparation-ID processing A new Disposal table Support for Deaccessions Register for the webinars...

Happy Women’s Month

Fulufhelo Tambani, NSCF Hub I was sitting in front of my computer, searching through different keywords on google, trying to find the perfect thing to use, to wish all NSCF women a happy women’s month. I then came across this poem by Maya Angelou, first in...
Save the date, 26-31 July: #BlackBotanistsWeek2021

Save the date, 26-31 July: #BlackBotanistsWeek2021

According to their website, Black Botanists Week is a celebration of Black people who love plants. This plant love manifests in many ways ranging from tropical field ecologist to plant geneticist, from horticulturalist to botanical illustrator. Some of which we have...

Surveying Ukhahlamba Drakensberg

Dr Thembeka Nxele, KwaZulu-Natal Museum KZN Museum staff doing a survey at Hillside nursery Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have a project where they are eradicating invasive alien species in all of their parks. Alien plants are being removed and replaced with indigenous...

2021/22 Institutional Outputs

Shanelle Ribeiro, NSCF Hub Institutional outputs for the first quarter (April to June) of the financial year were reported as follows: Comparison of outputs Quarter 4 of 2020/21 and Quarter 1 of 2021/22 The comparison shows that most outputs increased, except for the...
The story of the discovery of the Taung Skull

The story of the discovery of the Taung Skull

Bernhard Zipfel, Photographic Competition Second Runner-up: The most iconic specimen Taung is a village situated in the North West Province approximately 80 km North of Kimberley. In 1924 Taung was the site of a limestone quarry. Limestone has many different uses. For...
Old Fourlegs

Old Fourlegs

Louanne Kirton, Photographic Competition Second Runner-up: The ugliest specimen On 22 December 1938, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the Curator of the East London Museum, received a call from the Captain of the Nerine fishing trawler, Hendrik Goosen. He had just returned...