SANBI joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of one of Africa's greatest sons, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013.
Staff fondly remember his visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in September 1996 when he was presented the the yellow Strelitzia 'Mandela's Gold' named for him.
SANBI inspired by his great legacy will continue its mission to champion the exploration, conservation, sustainable use, appreciation and enjoyment of South Africa's exceptionally rich biodiversity for all South Africans.
Hamba Kahle Madiba
For more information please visit www.mandela.gov.za