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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

SRU Coordinator
Tel: 0448015127

Community Projects

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

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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. See our strategic plan here.

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Please find our downloadable Newsletters and Highlights by clicking below for more information.



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



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Invitation to apply for postgraduate research opportunities:

The role of small towns in the evolving Southern Africa landscape. More Info


Resilience Alliance

The Resilience Alliance is an international, multidisciplinary research organization that explores the dynamics of social-ecological systems.



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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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SAPECS is an international, transdisciplinary research program that aims to advance stewardship of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa.



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