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Sustainability Research Unit George Campus

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Prof Christo Fabricius
Head: Mandela University Sustainability Research Unit (SRU)
Tel: 27 44 801 5111

Ms Luzanne Visagie
SRU Administrative Coordinator
Tel: 27 44 801 5127

SRU Members

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Research Projects

The SRU collaborates with many institutions and gatekeepers, including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; University of Stellenbosch; Rhodes University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

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About us

The Sustainability Research Unit is home to a group of critical thinkers dedicated to promoting the sustainability and resilience of social-ecological systems. View our SRU Strategic Plan

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Capability Statement

A locally and internationally relevant centre for ecosystems and society, the Nelson Mandela University’s Sustainability Research Unit collaborates in user inspired research, teaching and learning, community engagement and consultation.

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The SRU is constantly embarking on academic endeavours to further various disciplines.



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Postgraduate Opportunities

Master’s/ PhD Opportunity at Nelson Mandela University’s Sustainability Research Unit


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Visiting Scientist

Professor Daniel Fortin from the department of biology at Université Laval.



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Kaaimans-to-Touw Eco-Restoration Forum

The SRU is part of a collaborative project which aims to use the area between the Kaaimans and Touw Rivers as a laboratory to learn about strategies for invasive weed management in a manner that promotes ecological restoration and green economic development.


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Garden Route Interface Meeting 2017

The inaugural Garden Route Interface Meeting was held during September 2017 at Pine Lake Marina near Sedgefield.


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PECSII Conference 2017

SRU members at PECSii Conference in Oaxaca City, Mexico, 7-10 November 2017


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Community Projects

Working Towards a Community Vision for Landscape Management - Consultation Feedback Report. View our feedback here.

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