On Friday the 2nd of March, a lecture will be held at the White House Theatre by Prof. Lee R. Berger. It is an awe inspiring lecture with a good cause behind it: to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the Robberg Coastal Corridor, a portion of the Eden to Addo Corridor, after the devastating fires.
THE LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF
THE ROBBERG COASTAL CORRIDOR
(an Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative)
is pleased to announce:
by PROFESSOR LEE BERGER Ph.D. D.Sc. FRSSAF. ASSAF.
Recognised by Time Magazine in 2016 as one of the Most Influential People in the World, Lee Berger is Professor in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
He is also Director of Paleoanthropology in the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits and was the National Geographic Society Explorer of the Year in 2016.
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE REHABILITATION
OF THE ROBBERG COASTAL CORRIDOR,
which was devastated by the fires of 2017.
This has given rise to three crucial initiatives:
arresting the invasion of alien plant species, preventing soil erosion
and clearing natural water systems, all of which are threatening the
re-establishment of the endangered fynbos
TICKETS R250 each
Either from the Old House Shop, Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay – cash payment
or from Lady Conyngham: 044 533 5178
Payment by EFT ( proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org )
BANKING DETAILS: FNB Plettenberg Bay
Branch code: 210514, Account No. 6265 844 4759
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Prof. Lee R. Berger Ph.D. D.Sc. FRSSAf ASSAf is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author and speaker.
He is the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award and was the 2016 National Geographic Society’s Rolex Explorer of the Year.
His work has brought him recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and the South African Academy of Sciences and prominent advisory positions including the Chairmanship of the Fulbright Commission of South Africa, the Senior Advisory Board of the Global Young Academy and the Centre of Excellence in PalaeoSciences of South Africa among many others.
His explorations into human origins on the African continent, Asia and Micronesia for the past two and a half decades have resulted in many new discoveries, including the discovery of two new species of early human relatives – Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.
His contributions to exploration sciences have also resulted in advances in the field of applied exploration methods and the application of technology to exploration, excavation and discovery. He has founded the not for profit Lee R. Berger Foundation for Exploration and was a founder of the Palaeoanthropological Scientific Trust and a founding Trustee of the Jane Goodall Society of South Africa. He is Director of both the Malapa site and Rising Star excavations, the latter resulting in the discovery of the largest primitive hominin assemblage in history.
Professor Berger’s lecture will give a fascinating insight into rewriting the story of human evolution by finding Homo naledi, a new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st Century.