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Eleven postgraduate students from the Penn State University in Pennsylvania, accompanied by their tour leader, Prof Mike Jacobson and Mr Cori Ham from the University of Stellenbosch Forestry Faculty, recently visited NMMU George Campus as part of study tour of the forestry areas in Southern Africa.

NMMU George MTech student, Aneri Vlok, delivered a captivating presentation about the Green Campus initiative, where-after the group visited the on-site Wormery where student Heinrich Diedericks gave a talk and demonstration which the visitors found equally interesting.

Lecturer Willie Louw concluded with a breakdown of the Forestry training offered by NMMU’s School of Natural Resource Management at Saasveld. An informal meeting was arranged during the tea break to encourage information and knowledge-sharing between the visitors and the locally-based B Tech and M Tech students.

The visitors, who unanimously agreed that they found their visit to Saasveld and their interaction with the team very rewarding, also visited Mozambique, Kenia and Madagascar before returning home.

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Photograph: The combined group, captured in a jovial mood in front of the Lecture Theatre at Saasveld, includes NMMU Senior Lecturer, Willie Louw (front right) and Prof Jacobson standing directly behind him.

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