Monthly Archives: March 2015


A group of Bot. Soc. members went up Aasvoelkop yesterday to find the Erica banksii subsp. purpurea which had been seen by a group from Kirstenbosch. What a treat it was to see this beautiful Erica in profusion, adorning the … Continue reading

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WHO admits Monsanto’s glyphosate ‘probably’ causes cancer; chemical found in 75% of air and rain samples

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer Tags: glyphosate exposure, WHO admission, cancer Published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the ground breaking report tacks glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” listing it as the second-highest classification for substances that could … Continue reading

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Visit the Fernkloof Gardens today!

The Plectranthus are in full flower. The low growing pink flowered groundcover lines the path to the fragrance garden, the tall purple, pink and white Plectranthus ecklonii are in full bloom under the Wild Peach trees and the sky-blue P. … Continue reading

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The Cape River Crab – Potamonautes perlatus

According to Wikipedia the following: Potamonautes perlatus is found in South Africa, particularly in the Cape Province. There are unconfirmed reports that it occurs in parts of Namibia. Its main habitat is rivers, but it does occur widely in farm dams, where it often is regarded … Continue reading

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