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.
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
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