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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean Audit
Current Assetsn/a237 048283 542201 404
Non-Current Assetsn/a274 073244 989221 079
Total Assetsn/a511 073528 531422 483
Current Liabilitiesn/a189 485243 533167 523
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a24 58722 08825 390
Total Liabilitiesn/a214 072265 621192 913
Total Net Assetsn/a297 001262 909229 570
Total Revenuen/a519 315619 943531 060
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a88 25884 24460 272
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a431 057535 699470 788
Total Expendituren/a(485 222)(593 644)(490 911)
Employee Costsn/a(271 854)(277 962)(226 251)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a34 09226 29939 820
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a(9 069)114 57183 330
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(51 003)(34 488)(24 226)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a217 830277 902197 819
Unauthorised Expendituren/an/a--
Irregular Expendituren/an/a--
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