The RNC Alliance is an international network of individuals and not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations that offer locally appropriate solutions to resolve environmental and economic development problems simultaneously in under developed countries and industrial countries alike. Research, demonstration, education and outreach are the basic activities of the Alliance.
South African National Biodiversity Institute
The South African National Biodiversity Institute was established on 1 September 2004 through the signing into force of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 by President Thabo Mbeki.
The Act expanded the mandate of SANBI's forerunner, the National
Botanical Institute to include responsibilities relating to the full diversity of South Africa's fauna and flora, and built on the internationally respected programmes in conservation, research, education and visitor services developed over the past century by the National Botanical Institute.
South African Environmental Observation Network
A sustained, coordinated, responsive and comprehensive South African insituenvironmental observation network that delivers long-term reliable data for scientific research and informs decision-making for a knowledge society and improved quality of life. The mandate of SAEON is derived from the Science and Technology White Paper of 1995 and the National Research and Development Strategy of 2003 and is further expressed in the context of the National Global Change Research Plan.