The 44th Annual SAAB conference was held from 9 – 12 January 2018 at the Hatfield campus, University of Pretoria. The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences hosted the conference in association with SANBI, Pretoria. The theme for the conference was “Botany for the Biodiversity Economy”. 240 Registered delegates attended the conference.
There were five plenary speakers – two international (Dr Gordon Uno and Dr C-H Lin), two local (Prof Sally Archibald and Dr Ian Dubery) and one student plenary speaker (Ms Lekganyane).