VC’s Inaugural Lecture: Professor Muthama Muasya

26 May 2021 | Director Nico Badenhuizen. Videography Microsoft Teams Webinar. Video edit Nico Badenhuizen. Photo Supplied.

Professor Muthama Muasya, an internationally recognised plant taxonomist and evolutionary biologist, delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Muasya’s lecture, titled “Biodiversity studies in the Anthropocene: from species discovery in fragmented landscapes to unravelling the origin of iconic African flora”, focused on species discovered in the Cape flora and highlighted the evolution of the savanna – the cradle of humankind – and other iconic African flora.


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