Agencies and Government Department Partners

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

ACCESS is hosted in the CSIR and is located in the Smart Places Cluster and the Holistic Climate Change Impact Area. We work with colleagues from various research groups across the CSIR and within this Cluster. 

Contact: Dr Neville Sweijd

South African Weather Service

The South African Weather services have played a key role in ACCESS projects and are co-PIs in several of these both in the past and currently. 

Contact person: Dr Katlego Ncongwane

Agricultural Research Council

Our work with the ARC is mostly with researchers located in the ARC's Soil, Climate and Water division.  The ARC has been active in SATREPS projects, the National Framework for Climate Services and other ACCESS funded projects.

Contact: Dr Mokhele Moeletsi

South African Medical Research Council

We work mainly with the Environmental Health Unit at the SAMRC on iDEWS, REACH and other projects. We also work with the Malaria Unit. 

Contact: Dr Caradee Wright, Prof. Raj Maharaj, Dr Thandi Kapwata

National Institute of Communicable Diseases

We work with the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response at the NICD, along with the Malaria Unit and other colleagues located at the NICD.

Contact: Dr Michelle Groome

Water Research Commission

ACCESS works with the WRC on several activities. 

Contact Person: Dr Chantal Ramcharan–Kotze

 National Disaster Management Centre 

ACCESS consults with colleagues at the NDMC on various activities and projects.

Contact person: Dechlan Pillay

National Research Foundation

The NRF is the main funder of the ACCESS programme. We report to the Global Change Programme Office at the NRF. 

Contact person: Jonathan Diederiks

Department of Science and Innovation

ACCESS is an instrument of the DSI's Global Change Research Programme. Our funding emanates from Programme 4 at DSI.

Contact: Dr Imraan Patel, Leluma Matooane

Department of Forestry Fisheries & the Environment 

ACCESS works with the DFFE directly for some work and with their agencies including the SAWS.

Contact person: Dr Tlou Ramaru