R3G comprises a group of scientists whose strength lies in a unique partnership between their scientific expertise based at Rhodes University and from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
R3G comprises a small team of scientists who provide advice on the most cost-effective interventions for restoring degraded ecosystems, while ensuring opportunities for social up-liftment.

Our scientific studies investigate the consequences of degradation and restoration.

R3G – The Organisation
R3G scientists are associated with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Stellenbosch University

We collaborate with government agencies and provide scientific advice on the implementation of restoration projects.

R3G’s Partners
R3G’s primary partners are the Working for Water and Working for Woodlands Programmes.

These are managed by the Natural Resources Management Programmes(NRMP) which forms part of the Department of Environment Affair’s contribution to the South African government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) aimed at alleviating poverty by providing additional work opportunities coupled with skills training. R3G also works with the Working for Wetlands Programme which is managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

R3G provides scientific advice to an implementing agency, namely the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) based in Patensie.

Spekboom Restoration
Matiwane Forest
Mzimvubu Catchment
Thatch Project
Spekboom Restoration | Matiwane Forest | Mzimvubu Catchment | Thatch Project
PLEASE NOTE:- Not to be mistaken for the Rhodes Restoration Research Group