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Branches

Gauteng (Central Branch)

Our credo is to promote all aspects of knowledge of cycads, and to foster a lively interest in these plants. These objects are worthy of pursuit.

Gauteng (Central Branch)

Position Name Email Tel
Chairperson Michael Graskie michaelgraskie@gmail.com
Deputy Chairperson Derick Minnaar derikminnaar1@gmail.com 083 417 7608
Branch Secretary Lizanne Graskie
Treasurer Hermann Böhm
Vice-Treasurer John Evert
Additional members: Social / Camera Eugene Engelbrecht vcontrol@futurejhb.co.za 082 881 4804
Additional members: Tours Allan Tait allan.clivia@gmail.com
Additional lid: Permits Tilania du Preez
Additional lid: Editor Central Branch Christo Page twopages@wol.co.za
Additional lid: Functions Chris and Christine van Zyl

Central Branch Annual Program for 2022

Date Venue / Activity
22 May Garden visit, Pretoria (Pretoria North). 13:00 – 16:00 Host Dr Derik Minnaar (booking essential)
10-12 June BEZHOEK habitat visit, R3000 per person; contact Lizanne: secretary@cycadsociety.org to make a booking
23 July Garden visit, Alberton (2 gardens). 9:00 – 13:00 Host Michael Graskie (booking essential)
8-15 August and 20 August Eastern Cape habitat tour; contact Lizanne secretary@cycadsociety.org for bookings Clinic and workshop,
Dr Derik Minnaar (E. laevifolius), Aubrey Macheke sucker removal. Alberton, Coffeebean café & Cycad nursery.
17 September Clinic, Pretoria (Irene), 9:00 – 13:00. Info session – Dr Derik Minnaar (E. laevifolius); Cycad feeding and pesticides,
Dr Andre Cilliers. Cycad Biodiversity Institute. (booking essential)
1 October Garden visit, 2 gardens (Northcliff & Ruimsig) Host, Tilania du Preez (booking essential)
19 November Central Branch year-end function and AGM, Voortrekkermonument, 10:00 (booking essential)

Attendance of all activities must be booked and confirmed with Lizanne:   secretary@cycadsociety.org or WhatsApp 082 566 8044

Chairperson:  Michael Graskie

Deputy Chairperson:  Derik Minnaar

Branch Secretary:  Lizanne Graskie

Treasurer:  Herman Böhm

Vice Treasurer:  John Evert

Additional Members (Social Camera):  Eugene Engelbrecht

Additional Members (Tours):  Allan Tait

Additional Lid (Permits):  Tilania du Preez

Additional lid (Editor Central Branch):  Christo Page

Additional lid (Functions):  Chris and Christine van Zyl