South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Contact Details

Physical: 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X101, Silverton, 0184
Tel: 012 843 5000
Fax: 012 804 3211


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has a broad mandate that is primarily derived from the NEMBA Act, but also from other legislation and processes over the past decade. The mandate is to explore, reveal, celebrate and champion biodiversity for the benefit and enjoyment of all South Africans, which includes managing the National Botanical Gardens (NBG) as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.

The Institute leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. It provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice, and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with role-players and stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation and leads the human capital development strategy of the sector.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms N Magomola
Chief Executive Officer
Dr T Abrahamse

Ms Nana Magomola
Board Members:
Dr Tanya Abrahamse (CEO)
Dr Steven Cornelius
Ms Thandiwe Godongwana
Mr Sathie Gounden
Ms Skumsa Mancotywa
Dr Joseph Matjila
Ms Nokulunga Mnqeta
Ms Duduzile Ngidi
Ms Lebogang Ralepeli (Director: CEO's Office, and Board Secretary)
Dr Yonah Seleti
Prof Brian van Wilgen
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Tanya Abrahamse
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Lorato Sithole
Senior Management:
Ms Lihle Dlamini (Director: Marketing and Communication)
Prof John Donaldson (Chief Director: Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring)
Mr Moeketsi Khoahli (Chief Corporate Officer)
Ms Kristal Maze (Chief Director: Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice)
Ms Carmel Mbizvo (Head of Branch: Biodiversity Science and Policy Advice)
Mr Maano Netshiombo (Chief Director: Human Resources)
Dr Sebataolo Rahlao (Chairperson: Management Committee)
Prof Ramagwai Sebola (Chief Director: Biosystematics and Collections)
Mr Christopher Willis (Chief Director: Conservation Gardens and Tourism)
Communications Officers:
Ms Dipolelo Moshe (Deputy Director: Marketing and Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets237 048283 542201 404142 662
Non-Current Assets274 073244 989221 079209 785
Total Assets511 073528 531422 483352 447
Current Liabilities189 485243 533167 523111 805
Non-Current Liabilities24 58722 08825 39050 893
Total Liabilities214 072265 621192 913162 698
Total Net Assets297 001262 909229 570189 750
Total Revenue519 315619 943531 060399 574
Revenue from Exchange Transactions88 25884 24460 27253 318
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions431 057535 699470 788346 256
Total Expenditure(485 222)(593 644)(490 911)(405 211)
Employee Costs(271 854)(277 962)(226 251)(178 078)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year34 09226 29939 820(5 637)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(9 069)114 57183 33088 286
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(51 003)(34 488)(24 226)(24 783)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year217 830277 902197 819138 715
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a--79
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a---
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