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.

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 career in university administration, focused on change management. Currently he is Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences at the Namibian University of Science and Technology.

For the past 15 years roles has been travelling throughout southern Africa studying live populations of euphorbias in their natural environment along with fellow author Alma Möller. They have taken more than 55,000 photos of euphorbias and covered in excess of 200,000 km during their travels by road. Their love for these extraordinary plants is translated into their field guide, Field Guide to the Succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa, being born out of their own frustrations attempting to identify euphorbias in the field.

Books by Rolf Becker

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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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Marie Jordaan

Author Marie Jordaan is a scientist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute and has made significant contributions to tree classification. Books by Maria Jordaan Click the titles below to shop online at shop.briza Dictionary of names for southern African...

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