Renewal of Chair & Launch of Museum and Research Centre

The SARChI Biodiversity Chair at University of Venda completed its first five-year cycle in August 2018. After a National Research Foundation (NRF) panel review based on a detailed self-assessment report from the Chair and external peer reviews, the NRF recently announced the successful renewal of the Chair for another five years (July 2018 to July […]

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Seminar by Dr Natasha Constant and informal launch of Museum and Research Centre (10th SARCHI Seminar at 10:00 on Tuesday 28th August).

  Invitation to our 10th SARCHI Seminar at 10:00 on Tuesday 28th August, a talk by  Dr Natasha Constant Title: “Integrating diverse knowledge systems for ecological restoration action and planning: Implications for bio-cultural conservation and community empowerment in South Africa”    

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45TH ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON THE MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA 3-6 July 2018, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in collaboration with the University of Venda will be hosting the 45th Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions in southern Africa. The research symposium will be held from the 3- 6 July 2018 at the main campus of the University of Venda in Thohoyandou, Limpopo. […]

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Welcome press coverage for SARChI study on biological control of macadamia pests by bats and birds

A press release issued by the Green Farms Nut Company featuring research carried out on several macadamia farms under the auspices of the Biodiversity Chair resulted in at least 11 articles appearing recently in local newspapers and agricultural publications. You can read the University of Venda Nendila article here: Millions of Rands in savings possible […]

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SARChI participates in 2017 conference on African mountains

The Afromont Research Network on Global Change in African Mountains (Dr Sue Taylor) and the “Kili” Research Group on Mt Kilimanjaro (Drs Andrea and Claudia Hemp) hosted an international conference at Moshi near Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from 22 to 26 Feb 2017. Entitled “African mountain ecosystems under global change:  Linking biodiversity, biotic interactions and […]

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