The Selmar Schonland Herbarium staff are pleased to announce that Mr Tlou Moholwa has been appointed by Rhodes University Botany Department as an NRF intern to the herbarium.
The post is for12 months ending in March 2012 so Tlou will soon become a familiar face in the Museum. He will be assisting with daily herbarium functions such as filing and mounting but his main focus will be assisting with the work of Dr Ralph Clark. Dr Clark has collected 10 000 specimens towards his PhD in the last few years and these specimens need to be processed for incorporation into the herbarium. Tlou will focus on generating specimen labels for each of the specimens using the herbarium database.
Tlou is from Polokwane in Limpopo Province and has a BSc degree in Botany and Microbiology from the University of Limpopo. As you will see when you meet him he is a keen body builder and soccer player.