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The following provides links to government departments, organisations and other institutions relevant to planning and development. Links have been divided according to several categories or themes which include the following:

 

Research Organisations:

Organisation:

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Description:

Undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research and technological innovation as well as encouraging industrial and scientific development in South Africa.

Links:

http://www.csir.co.za

 

 

 

Organisation:

Agricultural Research Council

Description:

The primary mandate of the ARC is to promote Agriculture and Industry, to contribute to a better quality of life; and to facilitate and ensure resource conservation.

Links:

http://www.arc.agric.za/

 

 

 

Organisation:

Human Sciences Research Council

Description:

Conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development

 

Links:

http://www.hsrc.ac.za

 

 

 

Organisation:

South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Description:

The Institute is responsible for exploring, revealing, celebrating and championing biodiversity for the benefit and enjoyment of all South Africans.

Links:

http://www.sanbi.org/

 

 

 

Organisation:

South African Weather Bureau

Description:

Source of South African Weather information

Links:

http://www.weathersa.co.za/web/

 

 

Organisation:

Biodiversity GIS

Description:

Offers comprehensive and freely accessible spatial biodiversity planning information.

Links:

http://bgis.sanbi.org

 

 

Organisation:

South African Earth Observation Network

Description:

SAEON is a research facility that establishes and maintains nodes (environmental observatories, field stations or sites) linked by an information management network to serve as research and education platforms for long-term studies of ecosystems that will provide for incremental advances in our understanding of ecosystems and our ability to detect, predict and react to environmental change.

Links:

http://www.saeon.ac.za/

 

 

Organisation:

South African Agency for Science and Technology enhancement

Description:

SAASTA aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.

Links:

http://www.saasta.ac.za/links/uni.shtml

 

 

Organisation:

Council for Geoscience

Description:

The council aims to develop and publish world-class geoscience knowledge products and to render geoscience-related services to the South African public and industry

Links:

http://www.geoscience.org.za

 

 

Organisation:

MINTEK

Description:

Mintek is an autonomous research and development (R&D) organisation specialising in all aspects of mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related technology

Links:

http://www.mintek.co.za

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Science and technology

Description:

Full list of research institutions

Links:

http://www.dst.gov.za/links

 

 

Spatial and data portals:

Organisation:

Spatial Temporal Evidence for Planning (Hosted by CSIR)

Description:

An initiative in support of integrated development planning across sectors and scales, funded by the Department of Science and Technology.

Links:

http://www.stepsa.org/

 

 

Organisation:

Gauteng City Observatory

Description:

GCRO collects data and benchmarks the city-region, provides policy analysis and support, undertakes applied research, and publishes critically reflective academic work.

Links:

http://www.gcro.ac.za/

 

 

Organisation:

African Centre for Cities

Description:

The Cape Urban observatory

Links:

http://africancentreforcities.net

 

 

Organisation:

Quantec

Description:

Consultancy providing economic and financial data, country intelligence and quantitative analytical software

Links:

http://www.quantec.co.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Global Insight Southern Africa

Description:

Offering economic and financial analysis, forecasting, and market intelligence.

Links:

http://www.ihsglobalinsight.co.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Description:

A Development finance institution in South and Southern Africa that provides funding for physical, social and economic infrastructure. 

Links:

http://www.dbsa.org/

 

 

Organisation:

South African Cities Network

Description:

An established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management.

Links:

http://www.sacities.net/

 

 

Population, Migration and Poverty:

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Social Development

Links:

http://www.dsd.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

The Presidency

Links:

http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Statistics South Africa

Links:

http://www.population.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

UN Habit

Links:

http://www.unhabitat.org/

 

 

Organisation:

United Nations Development Programme SA 

Links:

http://www.us.undp.org/

 

 

Organisation:

African Centre for Migration and Society

Links:

http://www.migration.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Institute for Security Studies

Links:

http://www.iss.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Institute for Democracy in South Africa

Links:

http://www.idasa.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Southern African Region Poverty Network

Links:

http://www.sarpn.org/

 

 

Organisation:

South African Institute for Race Relations

Links:

http://www.sairr.org.za/

 

 

Economic:

Organisation:

National Treasury

Links:

http://www.treasury.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Trade and Industry

Links:

http://www.thedti.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

South African Government Online

Links:

http://www.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Financial and Fiscal Commission

Links:

http://www.ffc.co.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Links:

http://www.cogta.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Links:

http://www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za/DLA-Internet/content/pages/Home.jsp

 

 

Organisation:

Economic Policy Research Institute

Links:

http://www.epri.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Energy Research Centre UCT

Links:

http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/

 

 

Health and education:

Organisation:

Department of Basic Education

Links:

http://www.education.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Higher Education

Links:

http://www.dhet.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Health

Links:

http://www.doh.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

The Health Systems Trust

Links:

http://www.hst.org.za/

Organisation:

UNICEF

Links:

http://www.unicef.org/

 

 

Employment:

Organisation:

Department of Labour

Links:

http://www.labour.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

The National Economic Development and Labour Council

Links:

http://www.nedlac.org.za/home.aspx

 

 

Organisation:

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Links:

http://www.serviceseta.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Links:

http://www.oecd.org/

 

 

Services and housing:

Organisation:

Department of Human Settlements

Links:

http://www.dhs.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Social Development

Links:

http://www.dsd.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of  Public Works

Links:

http://www.publicworks.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Public Service and Administration

Links:

http://www.dpsa.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Department of Water Affairs

Links:

http://www.dwa.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Affordable Land and Housing Data Centre

Links:

http://www.alhdc.org.za/

 

 

Environmental:

Organisation:

Department of Environmental Affairs –

Links:

http://www.environment.gov.za/ www.environment.gov.za

 

 

Organisation:

Environmental Management Inspectorate

Links:

http://emi.deat.gov.za/

 

 

Organisation:

South African Waste Information Centre

Links:

http://www.sawic.org.za/

 

 

Organisation:

Water research Commission

Links:

http://www.wrc.org.za/