Briza Authors

At Briza, our authors are our pride! They are specialists in their fields and above all great writers, producing excellent books which educate us and lead us to a greater understanding of our world.

Herman van Niekerk

Born in Pretoria, 1946 Briza Publications author Herman van Niekerk has been involved in wildlife and nature conservation, environmental matters, archaeology and tourism since 1969. He is the former owner and editor of Aves Bird and Natura Nature magazines and author of several books and articles. He is also a Founder member of the Friends of Nylsvley, founder and head of the Impact on Nature conservation organisation and member of the Naboomspruit Bird Club.

Herman is the author of 11 books and more than 300 articles, essays, poems and screenplays in Afrikaans and English. Herman’s hobbies include art and photography. Some photos, sketches, art and/or designs in his books are done by him or come from his collection.

Gebore in Pretoria, 1946 outeur Sedert Herman van Niekerk is betrokke in natuurbewaring betrokke sedert 1969. Hy is die voormale redakteur en eienaar van natuurtydskrifte Aves en Natura en outeur van verskeie boeke en artikels. Herman is ook ‘n aktiewe lid van WESSA vir meer as 30 jaar, mede-stigter van Friends of Nylsvley-bewaringsvereniging, stigter en voorsitter van die Impact on Nature natuurbewaringsorganisasie, lid van Naboomspruit Voëlklub, gekwalifiseerde spesialis Suid-Afrikaanse voël veldgids.

Skrywer van 11 boeke, meer as 300 artikels, essays, gedigte en draaiboeke in Afrikaans en Engels. Herman se stokperdjies sluit in kuns en fotografie. Sommige foto’s, sketse, kunswerke en/of ontwerpe in sy boeke is deur hom self gedoen of kom uit sy versameling.

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Rolf Becker

Briza Publications author Rolf Becker graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Master of Science and PhD in Biochemistry. He was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Limpopo for 20 years, while also furthering his...

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Alma Möller

Briza Publications author Alma Möller graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Genetics, and a Master of Science in Entomology, after obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Electron Microscopy. She worked at the University of Limpopo as Electron...

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CJ Cilliers

Author CJ Cilliers is a retired researcher with a PhD in entomology. She is known for her research on the biological control of insects pests and aquatic weeds, implementing biological control and integrated pest and weed management in South Africa and elsewhere. This...

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CE van Ginkel

Author CE van Ginkel is a freshwater scientist, with a PhD in botany. As a special scientist in the then Department of Water Affairs, she practised aquatic science over several decades throughout South Africa. She was the coordinator of the National Eutrophication...

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Piet van Wyk

The late author Piet van Wyk (1931 - 2006) was a biologist who worked for three decades as a researcher in the Kruger National Park. He authored several popular books on southern African trees. Wyle outeur Piet van Wyk (1931 - 2006) was 'n bioloog wat drie dekades as...

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