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Sustainability Research Unit

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Prof Christo Fabricius
Leader: NMMU Sustainability Research Unit (SRU)
Tel: 27 44 801 5111





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. We focus on the crossing point between ecosystems and society, on understanding the processes that influence human behaviour and therefore the sustainability of society, water, earth, plant and animal resources.


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Watch this space for informative seminars and world-class guest speakers held during the semester.


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

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Opportunities for post-graduate studies in Sustainability in the Garden Route

The SRU has funding opportunities for post-graduate students at PhD and Master's level with a keen interest in trans-disciplinary research at the interface between society and ecosystems, and sustainability, in the Garden Route.


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