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.

Gerrit Germishuizen

Briza Publications author Gerrit Germishuizen is scientific editor at the National Botanical Institute. In addition to some 110 scientific and popular articles on botany, he has co-authored with Anita Fabian Transvaal Wild Flowers in 1982 and Wild Flowers of northern...

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Fritz van Oudtshoorn

Briza Publications author Frits van Oudtshoorn grew up on a farm in the Limpopo province of South Africa, where he developed a keen interest in grasses and the natural environment. Fritz holds a Masters degree in Nature Conservation, specialising in Ecological...

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Fanie R van Heerden

Briza Publications author Fanie R van Heerden is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Rand Afrikaans University. She is an authority on the chemistry of medicinal and poisonous plants. Books by Fanie R van Heerden Click on the titles below to shop online at...

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Fanie Venter

Briza Publications author Fanie Venter holds an MSc. from the University of Natal, South Africa and a PhD in plant systematics from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests have included extensive travel in the southern half of...

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Julye-Ann Venter

Briza Publications author Julye-Ann Venter grew up in Southern Africa and has had a keen interest in plants and their cultivation from an early age. She is a qualified Horticulturist with extensive experience in running her own indigenous plant nursery in South Africa...

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Ernst Wohlitz

Briza Publications author Ernst Wohlitz completed his National Diploma in nature conservation in 1979 and his B. Agric. in 1982. He joined the Pretoria Municipality in 1983 as a Nature Conservationist in charge of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. After 12 years on the...

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Erika van den Berg

Briza Publications author Erika van den Berg is a professional landscape architect with a special interest in trees and is a past President of the Dendrological Society of South Africa. Books by Erika van den Berg Click on the titles below to shop online at...

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Dries van Zyl

Briza Publications author Dries van Zyl (-2021) specialised in scientific software development in his professional career and was elected a Fellow of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists. He holds a master degree in physics for which he submitted a...

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Dirk Swanevelder

Briza Publications author Dirk Swanevelder has a doctorate in plant-insect interactions. In his masters degree he examined the genetics, ecology, taxonomy and distribution of the Clivia genus. He has authored numerous articles for the Clivia Society Yearbook as well...

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Burger Cillie

Briza Publikasies outeur Burger Cilie het groot geword in 'n huis waar fotografie en 'n liefde vir die natuur hoë prioriteit geniet het. Natuurlewefotografie het dan ook baie gou in sy geliefde stokperdjie geword. Sy loopbaan as skrywer het in 1985 begin, nadat hy 'n...

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Clive Bromilow

Briza Publications author Clive Bromilow holds a degree in applied biology with a major in ecology. He has been involved in the agricultural chemical industry for over 30 years and this has lead to a life-long interest in plants and weeds. Bromilow's first book,...

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Braam van Wyk

Briza Publications author Abraham Erasmus (Braam) van Wyk (1952) grew up on the farm Leeuwfontein near Wolmaransstad, North-West Province. Interested from an early age in the natural sciences and plants in particular, he holds a master's degree in botany and diploma...

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Bosch van Oudtshoorn

Briza Publications author Bosch van Oudtshoorn is a retired professor of pharmacy and a pioneer researcher of the medicinal properties of plants. He has many years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Books by Bosch van Oudtshoorn Click on the titles below to...

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August Sycholt

Briza Publications author August Sycholt has lived and worked as a freelance writer and photographer in southern Africa for many years. His work focuses on the human diversity, the unique animal kingdom and the fascinating landscapes of southern Africa, whose...

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Albert Stegmann Alberts

Briza Publications author Albert Stegmann Alberts is an oncologist who spent 33 years treating cancer patients. He is specialised in all branches of cancer therapy. He is the author of numerous international publications. Briza Publikasies outeur Albert Stegmann...

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Ben-Erik van Wyk

Briza Publications author Ben-Erik van Wyk holds a BSc degree in Forestry and Nature Conservation, as well as MSc and PhD degrees in botany. Ben-Erik has been a lecturer in botany since 1985 and a professor of botany since 1990. In 2013, he was appointed in a new...

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Barry James

Briza Publications author Barry James is an ecologist and environmental consultant, who runs a environmental consultancy. Barry has always had a passion for wood and woodworking and this, combined with his interest in plant ecology led him to start collecting and...

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