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


Project Update: Testing the Water – how Cape Town urbanites use, value and impact water-related ecosystem services in Table Mountain National Park

For the past year and a half, PhD student Gregg Brill has been interviewing Cape Town residents who visit Table Mountain National Park, in order to understand user behaviour, environmental perceptions, as well as the values individuals assign to an urban protected area. More specifically, Gregg looks at how visitors use, value and impact water-related […]

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SAPECS Winter School turns up the heat in the Garden Route

Surrounded by the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains and situated within deeply green pine plantations, the NMMU campus at Saasveld provided a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for 21 students from all over southern Africa. The students had gathered in this tranquil place near George, South Africa, to participate in the very […]

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