The above Scholarship was established in 1966 to enable suitably qualified candidates to aid in the preservation of the indigenous flora of South Africa.
The B-Tech / Advanced Diploma research projects identified for the 2020-2021 scholarship:
- To increase the representation and conservation of value of the Proteaceae collection through field work and propagation practices.
- Taking action to restore/augment populations of threatened plant species in the Cape Floristic Region - Connecting ex-situ and in-situ plant conservation in Botanical Gardens and Seedbanks.
- Vegetative production of Aloidendron dichotomum
Details of these projects can be found in the links below:
Prospective candidates with a special aptitude for botany and research work connected with indigenous flora, in possession of a National Diploma in Horticulture and with provisional acceptance from a university towards B-Tech / Advanced Diploma (Horticulture) studies in 2020, are invited to apply. The scholarship is only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with national equity targets.