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Gerhard Kirsten

1932 - 2000

Gerhard Kirsten
Photo by Dolf Schumann

Author of Ericas of South Africa (with Dolf Schumann), Fernwood Press, 1992
and 2 publications on SANLAM

Ericas of South AfricaGerhard P K (Kallie) Kirsten was a student at Stellenbosch University (BA 1968).
He worked as a journalist and sports editor at Die Burger and his last eleven years as archivist at SANLAM. He was fluent in Spanish and had a good command of Russian.
He was an amateur botanist. Gerhard Kirsten died in February 2000.

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