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.

Margaret Roberts

Briza Publications author Margaret Roberts (1937 – 2017) has published several books and articles on herbs, health and gardening. She is well known for her television shows, radio appearances and lavender collection marketed through Woolworths. She runs the Herbal Centre at De Wildt in the North West Province, where visitors are invited to share her herbal experience and to walk amongst her extraordinary lavender collection, all named and catalogued.

Books by Margaret Roberts

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A tribute to Margaret Roberts

Margaret, my mom knew to have a plan or dream is one thing, but making it work was the ultimate goal. Her many dedicated years of research and work with herbs and medicinal plants bear providence.

Mom was a tireless, hard worker and believed that with a positive attitude and hard work anything was possible. Her unwavering faith was the foundation and in her years of writing books her words eased hearts, inspired and gave hope to build little gardens of healing, fragrance and food… and even then much more. Her pioneering strength has become an inspiring pillar to follow the path.

There are not many people one truly loves in life – those who inspire with their knowledge, shine with their pure passion and fill you with hope and love. It has been an honour and privilege to work alongside my mom, Margaret, for 32 years at the Herbal Centre in De Wildt, and it is with mother’s milk that she taught me from birth the wonder and magic that the garden produces. Together we built and grew The Herbal Centre, every day we worked and created a dream. We were the left and the right hand working in unison with unconditional support and harmony to share with you our world of herbs and plants.

It is with gratitude that I can continue our dream and Mom’s legacy. She will be forever in our hearts.

Sandy Roberts, The Herbal Centre, De Wildt

May 2017

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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