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Wendy Foden
WENDY FODEN is a conservation biologist, best known for her work on climate change impacts on biodiversity . CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Career * 3 References * 4 External links EDUCATIONWhile completing her master's degree at the University of Cape Town (2001), she discovered a latitudinal pattern of die-off of quiver trees ( Aloidendron dichotomum
Aloidendron dichotomum
) suggesting that climate change could be to blame. She received funding to further the study, working with Guy Midgley at the South African National Biodiversity
Biodiversity
Institute in Cape Town. Foden spent much of 2001–2003 surveying Quiver Trees in Namibia and the arid regions of western South Africa and set up long term monitoring to track changes
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Robert Allen Dyer
ROBERT ALLEN DYER (21 September 1900 Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg
– 26 October 1987 Johannesburg
Johannesburg
) was a South African botanist and taxonomist , working particularly on Amaryllidaceae and succulent plants , contributing to and editing of Bothalia and Flowering Plants of Africa and holding the office of Director of the Botanical Research Institute in Pretoria
Pretoria
from 1944 to 1963. CONTENTS * 1 Education and career * 2 Major publications * 3 Awards and fellowships * 4 References * 5 External links EDUCATION AND CAREERAttended Michaelhouse and Natal University College 1919-1923, obtaining the degrees of M.Sc. in 1923 and D.Sc. in 1937. Appointed as assistant to Selmar Schonland in Grahamstown in 1925, as well as curator of the Albany Museum Herbarium
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J. W. B. Gunning
JAN WILLEM BOUDEWIJN GUNNING (3 September 1860 in Hilversum , North Holland – 26 June 1913 in Pretoria ), was a Dutch physician, who served as the director of both the Staatsmuseum and what was then known as the Pretoria Zoological Gardens (now the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa). Gunning was the second son of the famous Dutch theologian Johannes Hermanus Gunning (1829-1905) and Johanna Jacoba Gunning. He attended the University of Amsterdam , Leiden University and Jena University , qualifying as a doctor of medicine. In 1884 he emigrated to South Africa and started a practice in the Orange Free State . The same year, he met and married Susanna Neethling (26 April 1862 - 14 May 1889) on 10 November 1884. From the Free State, he moved to the Cape Colony and practised there until 1897 when he was appointed as first director of the Staatsmuseum (State Museum) in Pretoria, which later was renamed the Transvaal Museum . He remained director until his death in 1913
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David Lewis-Williams
JAMES DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS (born in 1934 in Cape Town
Cape Town
) is a South African archaeologist . He is best known for his research on southern African San ( Bushmen ) rock art , of which it can be said that he found a 'Rosetta Stone'. He is the founder and previous director of the Rock Art Research Institute and is currently professor emeritus of cognitive archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). Lewis-Williams is recognised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
South Africa
as a leading international researcher, with an A1 rating
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Lucy Lloyd
LUCY CATHERINE LLOYD (7 November 1834 – 31 August 1914) was the creator, along with Wilhelm Bleek
Wilhelm Bleek
, of the 19th-century archive of ǀXam and !Kung texts. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Collaboration with Wilhelm Bleek
Wilhelm Bleek
* 3 Return to Europe * 4 Contributions and awards * 5 Death * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links EARLY LIFELucy Catherine Lloyd was born in Norbury in England on 7 November 1834. Her father, William H.C. Lloyd, Archdeacon of Durban , was the rector of Norbury and vicar of Ranton, two villages in western England in Staffordshire
Staffordshire
. He was also chaplain to the Earl of Lichfield , to whom he was related through his mother. Lucy Lloyd's mother was Lucy Anne Jeffreys, also a minister's daughter, who died in 1842 when Lucy was eight. Lucy Lloyd
Lucy Lloyd
was the second of four daughters
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Alexander Du Toit
ALEXANDER LOGIE DU TOIT FRS (/duːˈtɔɪ/ doo-TOY ; 14 March 1878 – 25 February 1948) was a geologist from South Africa, and an early supporter of Alfred Wegener 's theory of continental drift . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Awards and honours * 4 Significant publications * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONDu Toit was born in Newlands , Cape Town in 1878 and educated at the Diocesan College in Rondebosch and the University of the Cape of Good Hope . Encouraged by his grandfather, Captain Alexander Logie, he graduated in 1899 in mining engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow. After a short period studying geology at the Royal College of Science in London, he returned to Glasgow to lecture in geology, mining and surveying at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Technical College
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Mulalo Doyoyo
South Africa United States CITIZENSHIP South Africa NATIONALITY South African FIELDS * Engineering INSTITUTIONS * Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Georgia Institute of Technology
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Nobel Prize
The NOBEL PRIZE (/ˈnoʊbɛl/ , Swedish pronunciation: ; Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian : Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry
Chemistry
, Literature , Peace
Peace
, Physics
Physics
and Physiology
Physiology
or Medicine
Medicine
were first awarded in 1901. Medals made before 1980 were struck in 23 carat gold, and later in 18 carat green gold plated with a 24 carat gold coating. Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organisations
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Phillip Clancey
PHILLIP ALEXANDER CLANCEY (26 September 1917 – 18 July 2001) was a leading authority on the ornithology of South Africa . CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Military service * 3 Expeditions * 4 Museum posts * 5 Books * 6 Awards and honours * 7 Collections * 8 Later life * 9 References BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONPhillip Clancey was born, brought up and educated in Glasgow , Scotland . He studied at the Glasgow School of Art where his artistic skills were developed. MILITARY SERVICEClancey served in the 51st (Highland) Division with the Allied forces in Sicily and Italy during World War II , narrowly escaping death and being deafened in one ear by an artillery explosion. Following his death in 2001, Clancy's military medals, together with his "Gill Memorial Medal" were auctioned by City Coins, Cape Town, in 2006, on behalf of the Clancey Estate. These medals, including the Gill Memorial Medal were purchased on the auction by David R
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Allan McLeod Cormack
CORMACK may refer to: * Cormack, Newfoundland and Labrador , a community in Canada * Cormack (surname) , people with the surname CormackSEE ALSO * McCormack
McCormack
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Clement Martyn Doke
CLEMENT MARTYN DOKE (16 May 1893 in Bristol , United Kingdom – 24 February 1980 in East London , South Africa ) was a South African linguist working mainly on African languages. Realizing that the grammatical structures of Bantu languages are quite different from those of European languages, he was one of the first African linguists of his time to abandon the Euro-centric approach to language description for a more locally grounded one. A most prolific writer, he published a string of grammars , several dictionaries, comparative work, and a history of Bantu linguistics. CONTENTS * 1 Missionary in Lambaland * 2 The Lamba language * 3 University of the Witwatersrand * 4 Selected publications * 5 References MISSIONARY IN LAMBALANDThe Doke family had been engaged in missionary activity for the Baptist Church for some generations. His father Reverend Joseph J. Doke left England and travelled to South Africa in 1882, where he met and married Agnes Biggs
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Thebe Medupe
THEBE RODNEY MEDUPE (born 1973) is a South African astrophysicist and founding director of Astronomy Africa . He is perhaps best known for his work on the Cosmic Africa project that attempts to reconcile science and myth . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Cultural Astronomy Research * 2 Cosmic Africa * 3 Notes * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Thebe Medupe born 1973 grew up in a poor village outside Mmabatho, without electricity, lights or television, where he sat near the fire under the African sky, listening to the elders tell traditional Setswana stories. But his family sacrificed to send him to a fine, modern high school in Mmabatho, where modern western science and mathematics captured his imagination. Halley's comet inspired Thebe to build a crude telescope with a cardboard tube and lenses donated by a school lab technician, at the age of 13
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Hans Merensky
HANS MERENSKY (16 March 1871 in Botshabelo – 21 October 1952 on his farm Westfalia near Duiwelskloof ) was a German South African geologist , prospector , scientist , conservationist and philanthropist . He discovered the rich deposit of alluvial diamonds at Alexander Bay in Namaqualand , vast platinum and chrome reefs at Lydenburg , Rustenburg and Potgietersrus , which led to some of the largest platinum mines in the world, phosphates and copper at Phalaborwa in the Transvaal lowveld , gold in the Free State and the world’s biggest chrome deposit at Jagdlust near Pietersburg . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Legacy * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links LIFEHans Merensky was born on 16 March 1871 at Berlin Missionary Society station Botshabelo , near Middelburg in Transvaal, where his father, Alexander Merensky (1837–1918), a noted ethnographer and author, was the resident missionary
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Ahmed Deedat
AHMED HOOSEN DEEDAT (Gujarati : અહમદ હુસેન દીદત) (1 July 1918 – 8 August 2005) was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent. He was best known as a Muslim
Muslim
missionary , who held numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians, as well as video lectures on Islam, Christianity, and the Bible. Deedat established the IPCI, an international Islamic missionary organisation, and wrote several widely distributed booklets on Islam
Islam
and Christianity. He was awarded the King Faisal International
International
Prize in 1986 for his fifty years of missionary work. He wrote and lectured in English . He embraced Sunni Islam
Islam
with creed and was a proponent of Ash\'ari theology and denomination and a proponent of Al-Shafi\'i school of thought
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Phillip V. Tobias
PHILLIP VALLENTINE TOBIAS FRS (14 October 1925 – 7 June 2012) was a South African palaeoanthropologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
Johannesburg
. He was best known for his work at South Africa's hominid fossil sites. He was also an activist for the eradication of apartheid and gave numerous anti-apartheid speeches at protest rallies and also to academic audiences. CONTENTS * 1 Academic life * 2 Research * 3 Achievements and awards * 4 Death * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 Books ACADEMIC LIFEBorn in Durban
Durban
, Natal on 14 October 1925, the only son and second child of Joseph Newman Tobias and his wife, Fanny (née Rosendorff), Phillip received his first schooling in Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
at St Andrew\'s School and in Durban
Durban
at the Durban
Durban
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