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.

Colin Paterson-Jones

Briza Publications author Colin Paterson-Jones is a full-time freelance nature photographer and writer. He has published several coffee table books on Southern Africa’s unique and beautiful flora and fauna that combine his long-lasting interest in photography with a fascination and love of wild flowers as well as pristine natural environments.

His photographs have been published locally and internationally in other books and in magazine articles.

Books by Colin Paterson-Jones

  • Ecoguide: Fynbos

More publications by Colin Paterson-Jones

  • Table Mountain Walks, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (1991), ISBN 1 86825 181 0
  • Garden Route Walks, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (1992), ISBN 1 86825 272 2
  • A Visitors’ Guide to Kirstenbosch, National Botanical Institute, Cape Town (1993), ISBN 1 874907 13 7
  • The Cape Floral Kingdom, New Holland Publishers (1997), Cape Town, ISBN 1 85368 481 3
  • The Protea family in Southern Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (2000), ISBN 1-86872-306-2 as well as numerous articles in magazines.

He has illustrated these publications:

  • South Africa’s Proteaceae by Marie Vogts, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (1982), ISBN 0 86977 116 7
  • Fynbos – South Africa’s Unique Floral Kingdom by Richard Cowling and Dave Richardson, Fernwood Press, Cape Town (1995), ISBN 1 874950 10 5
  • Sasol Proteas – A Field Guide to the Proteas of Southern Africa by Tony Rebelo, Fernwood Press, Cape Town (1995), ISBN 1 874950 02 4 (softcover), 1 874950 18 0 (hardcover)
  • Southern Overberg – South African Wildflower Guide 8 by Penny Mustart, Richard Cowling and Janice Albertyn, The Botanical Society of South Africa, Cape Town (1997), ISBN 1 874999 15 5
  • Namaqualand – A Succulent Desert by Richard Cowling and Shirley Pierce, Fernwood Press, Cape Town (1999), ISBN 1 874950 41 5
  • The Protea family in Southern Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (2000), ISBN 1-86872-306-2.
  • Southern African Wildflowers -Jewels of the Veld by John Manning and Colin Paterson-Jones, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (2004), ISBN 1-77007-017-6
  • Kirstenbosch – A Visitor’s Guide to South Africa’s Famous Botanical Garden by Colin Paterson-Jones and John Winter, Struik Publishers, Cape Town (2004), ISBN 1-86872-937-0

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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