Please see the programme below for the Centenary celebrations.

Please note that this programme is preliminary, and will be adapted as soon as the activities and venues are finalised.

 Botany Centenary Preliminary Programme 2020

 Month

 Date

 Activity 

 Venue

 January

 7 to 10

 Unit of Environmental Management sponsored 7 students to attend the 46th SAAB ANNUAL   CONFERENCE on the  UFS QWAQWA CAMPUS Dr Jacques Berner accompanied them

 Phuthaditjhaba

 February

 4

 Corporate gifts for first year Botany students on PC and MC; sponsored by Rene Vermeulen   from marketing and student recruitment

 Sponsored by Warren Makgowe director   of stakeholders relations helped by Rene   Vermeulen

 

 13

 Bring you girl to work visit from schools

 Zelda Friesling from Potchefstroom   Science Centre

 

 16 to 17

 Herald page: Prof Sarel Cilliers - History of Botany and Prof Sanet Janse van Vuuren -   centenary programme

 

 

 20

 Academic lecture by Ad vivendum; Chris van Niekerk talks about Botanical gardens and Prof   Sandra Barnard about careers in Botany

 17:00 in the Botanical garden NWU   Potchefstroom

 March

 12

 Colloquium:   Dr Theunis Morgenthal

 

 

 15 to 20

 Herald page: Research (Prof. Klaus Kellner) and  careers

 

 

 ?

 Bingo - student action

 

 April

 2

 Volleyball action - students Dr Berner and Advivendum

 

 

 19 to 24

 Herald page: Research (Prof. Sarel Cilliers) and  careers

 

 

 

 SANBI workshop Botanical art. Organizers Proffs Barnard and Taylor

 

 May

 17 to 21

 Herald page: Research ( Prof Sanet Janse van Vuuren, Prof Jonathan Taylor and Dr Anatoliy   Levanets) and  careers

 

 

 9

 Open day with photo booth (students)

 

 

 10

 Mothersday: Dr Frances Siebert gives desert roses to different old age homes

 

 

 21

 Colloquium:   Dr. H Ewerts

 

 June

 14  to 19

 Herald page: Research (Prof Sandra Barnard) and  careers

 

 

 21 to 25

 SASAqS 2020: Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientist conference hosted by Water   reseach group NWU PC

 

 July

 19 to 24

 Herald page: Research (Prof Jacques Berner) and  careers

 

 

 30

 Colloquium: Dr A Swanepoel

 

 August

 16 to 21

 Herald page: Research (Dr Frances Siebert) and possible careers

 

 September

 20 to 25

 Herald page: Botanical garden: Curator: Mr Chris van Niekerk

 

 

 ?

 Colloquium: Pieter Smit or Shalene Janse v Rensburg

 

 October

 

 Herald booklet about Botany

 

 

 

 Tree route on PC and MC + treasure hunt (student action)

 

 

 

 Planting trees in Botanical garden and schools

 

 November

 6

 Morning: Webinar arranged by Prof. Klaus Kellner

 

 

 

 Evening: Gala function at Dampad Mess Hall including the presentation of bursary for Post   graduate student for 2021 and prize winner of Botanical Art Competition