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The programme of lunchtime lectures featuring NMMU George senior students, academics and research associates continues with more interesting topics up for discussion during October and November. Members of the public are most welcome to “join the conversation”.


Date, Time, Venue


Ms Carina Becker (NMMU Master’s student – MSc: Botany), Dr Corli Coetsee, Lecturer in the School of Natural Resource Management at NMMU George

24 October 2012

13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre (0011)

NMMU George


Spekboom project – restoration work and soil factors relating to Spekboom.

Dr Dirk Roux, NMMU George Research Associate, SANParks

31 October 2012

13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Room 004

NMMU George

Reflecting on excellence and relevance of research achievements, and the conditions that enable such achievements. Especially relevant to lecturers, researchers and postgraduate students.

Prof Christo Fabricius, NMMU George Campus Principal

7 November 2012

13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre (0011)

NMMU George


A time to choose: three possible futures for the Garden Route.


Entrance is free of charge. Kindly respond to by the Monday prior to the event.

Carina Becker

Photograph: Carina Becker, NMMU George MSc student, was recently awarded a prize for the best student presentation during the Thicket Forum 2012 – an annual event hosted by Rhodes University and Living Lands (part of the PRESENCE network).

Her presentation titled “The influence of selected soil properties on survival and distribution of Portulacaria afra",  was based on her research for her master’s studies. Her prize was a book by Jeanette Eve called - A literary guide to the Eastern Cape. It was handed over by Dieter Van den Broeck from Living Lands, and Thicket forum organiser.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098