Botanical Education Trust

This Trust operates under the auspices of the KZN Coastal Branch of the Botanical Society of SA (BotSoc). It is fully registered and has been approved as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The Trustees of the Trust are: Charles Botha (Chair), Richard Boon, Prof Julia Botha, Graham Cox, Dr Hugh Glen, Zaitoon Rabaney, Prof Gideon Smith and Tim Wood.

Botanical Education Trust

This Trust operates under the auspices of the KZN Coastal Branch of the Botanical Society of SA (BotSoc). It is fully registered and has been approved as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The Trustees of the Trust are: Charles Botha (Chair), Richard Boon, Prof Julia Botha, Graham Cox, Dr Hugh Glen, Zaitoon Rabaney, Prof Gideon Smith and Tim Wood.

The objectives of the Trust are:

1. To advance education and research in the field of indigenous South African flora and factors influencing it, for example natural environmental factors, alien invader plants etc. This item will be the main objective of the Trust and preference will be given to funding work likely to have a positive influence on indigenous plant conservation.

2. To assist in funding the publication of literature pertaining to indigenous South African flora and factors influencing it.

3. To promote indigenous South African flora in any way the Trustees see fit. Funding of all the following are specifically excluded:
 

  • Any education, research or publication that does not have as a main objective
    the promotion of indigenous South African flora.
  • Any item which will not be of direct benefit to indigenous South African
    flora.  (For example research into indigenous flora which will only benefit the agricultural sector.)
  • Attendance at conferences, seminars and meetings.
  • Travel, subsistence and living expenses (except when such expenses form an integral part of achieving the objective of an approved project).
  • Entertainment of whatever nature.


Any beneficiary of the Trust must be a South African citizen and be resident in this country, or may be a locally registered Public Benefit Organisation.

Suitable applications for funding are invited from any parts of the country.

Any further information required can be obtained from the Trust’s chairman, who can
be contacted by e-mail at charlesbotha@gmail.com or on 031 209 3929.

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