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Closed daily from 13:00 - 14:00, Weekends and Public Holidays.

When the Botsoc Head Office is closed, please kindly visit either of the BotSoc bookshops at Kirstenbosch entrances 1 and 2, where staff will assist you with membership joining and/or renewals

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Call for nominations 2017

​​Please see the attached call for nominations for Council 2017 and the related paperwork.

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2017 Honours & Awards nominations welcome

​Please note that nominations for 2017 BotSoc Honours & Awards close 15 May 2017​. 

Please see the 'Honours & Awards' tab under 'About Us' for all details

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BotSoc supports SANBI: new story boards for Kirstenbosch's erica garden

​On Friday 21 Oct. 2016 six stunning new story boards were unveiled in Kirstenbosch's erica garden. This wonderful collaborative project has resulted in beautiful informative interpretation boards to create awareness and educate. These will be of great use to educators, garden guides and all visitors to the garden. We encourage you to head on up to the erica garden and see, learn from and enjoy them yourselves. You can view a few pictures on our Facebook page.

The BotSoc is proud to be associated with these passionate individuals and collaborating in a manner which aims to serve the environmental education and awareness focus in terms of our very special floral heritage! This initiative is aligned with Target 14 of the National Strategy of Plant Conservation, which speaks to the importance of plant diversity and the need for its conservation incorporated into communication, education and public awareness programmes.

Thank you to everyone involved. ​

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Outcomes of the 2016 AGM

​The BotSoc Annual General Meeting took place Wed. 21 Sept. 2016 at the SANPark's Ebb & Flow rest camp, Wilderness. The agenda was published in your Sept. Veld & Flora. Thank you to all who attended and those who participated in the postal voting process. 

The outcomes of the AGM in summary:

  • Auditors appointed: Lucas Chartered Accountants. Thanks to outgoing Auditors: Browne and Associates CA (SA)
  • Membership rates will increase by 6.5%
  • New members on Council: Andrew Blackmore (AGM appointed, second term of office) and Phatheka Ncwana (Branch Convention appointed)
  • Glynn Williams will be awarded Honorary Life Membership

 Thank you. You can read further feedback on the Branch Convention and AGM in your Dec. Veld & Flora

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Reminder: National Annual General Meeting tomorrow

​The BotSoc National AGM will be taking place tomorrow, Wed. 21 Sept. 2016 at 14h00 at the SANParks Ebb and Flow Rest Camp (south), Dumbelton Creasant, Wilderness. 

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