SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture Evening

South Africa's Medicinal Flora - Abundant Opportunities and Daunting Challenges
Speaker: Prof Alvaro Viljoen (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology)

"South Africa boasts 10% of the world's total flora on less than 2% of world's terrestrial surface. This makes South Africa one the the most unique countries in which to do research on plants". Prof Viljoen's research interest is in the phytochemistry and biological activity of medicinal and aromatic plants. Join him in exploring South Africa's medicinal flora.

Date

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Venue

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor

Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead.

Directions: See notes below.

Programme

17:30 for 18:00: Arrival & drinks
18:00 to 19:00: Welcome, presentation, questions
19:00 onwards: Dinner

Cost

R60 per person for dinner. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of lecture only is free but booking is essential.

Booking

Please book through Irene Burke - not later than Friday 24 June 2011. Book by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or Fax: 086 698 4784 or Tel: 012 349 2788.

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel:
  4. Fax:
  5. E-mail
  6. Number of people for lecture only:
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture:
  8. Indicate whether any vegetarians are staying for dinner:

Payment method

Cash only, on the night please.

Cancellation

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 24 June 2011 or, preferably, send someone in your place.
Anyone who registers for supper and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side