The herbarium is curated by Tony Dold (Rhodes Botany department)
assisted by Phumlani Cimi and Liziwe Nkwinti of the Albany Museum. Estelle Brink works on a voluntary basis most afternoons.
Tony has a background in forestry but has worked in the herbarium since 1991. He is actively involved in education and conservation programmes and is currently documenting useful plants, particularly those with spiritual and ritual significance.
Phumlani is a graduate of Fort Hare (BSc Hons. Botany) and has a strong interest in environmental education. He joined the staff in 2008 and is responsible for the herbarium education programme.
Appointments for classes can be made with Phumlani by contacting him at 0466222312 or email: P.Cimi@ru.ac.za.
Estelle was curator of GRA from 1968 to 1992 and still works in the herbarium as a volunteer every day of the week, rain or shine.
Liziwe joined the staff in 2008 as a general assistant and is responsible for mounting new specimens for incorporation into the collection. Lizi assists Phumlani with the education programme.
Khululwa Gxekwa has been a museum volunteer since February 2009 and
joined the herbarium in early 2010. As part of her experiential
learning Khululwa has helped with mounting of specimens and specimen