Mogalakwena Research Centre strives to make its work useful to the greater scientific community and relevant to local stakeholders. We prioritize the continued integrity of the ecological and social systems, values and resources with which we work. We constantly offer the possibility to researchers and students to get involved by doing an internship, a volunteering or working on own projects.

The research divisions of the Research Centre are:

  • Conservation and ecology
  • Education and outreach
  • Anthropology/Cultural heritage
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Craft art and design

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Our primary objective is to facilitate research in our area by providing study opportunities, logistical and field support and by maintaining a research-friendly environment for students, researchers and volunteers to address important questions and gain experience and network skills.

Mogalakwena River Reserve offers 4000ha of sweet bushveld, plain, mountain and riverscapes, hosting a variety of native African flora and fauna typical of the savannah biome. On an anthropological level, the remote area of Blouberg bears witness to a stark contrast between modern urban and traditional rural values. This strong interplay between different value systems provides a culturally rich environment for research.

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We welcome independent research ideas and objectives, and offer the following project suggestions:

  • Conservation and ecology

These projects focus on the management and conservation of the fauna and flora of the Mogalakwena River Reserve. The main research focus areas include reserve management, wildlife management, habitat management, species abundance monitoring, wildlife ecology and behaviour, environmental observations and eco-tourism.

  • Social entrepreneurship

Research focusses on the transformation of socially and environmentally responsible ideas into marketable products and services, and triple bottom line organisations where social, environmental and financial aspects are equally important.

  • Anthropology

During 2006, electricity and cell phone reception was introduced into the remote area of Blouberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa). Today this area bears witness to the stark contrast between modern urban and traditional rural values. This strong interplay between different value systems provides a culturally rich environment for research.

  • Art and design

The women at the Mogalakwena Craft Centre in Limpopo create hand-made craft art products for local and export markets. The craft artists are skilled in embroidery, beadwork, weaving and pottery, using traditional methods, creating modern design. Mogalakwena is constantly striving to innovate products and designs, and develop craft art skills.

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Are you interested in an internship, volunteering or conducting research at Mogalakwena Research Centre?

Please download and fill in the applicable forms:

Please send the completed form together with a letter of motivation and your Curriculum Vitae to research@mogalakwena.com

For more information on Mogalakwena Research Centre please visit www.researchlimpopo.com

We are looking forward to collaborating with you!

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