Mogalakwena Research Centre is an independent research entity based in the remote North-Western part of limpopo province, South Africa. The research centre was established in 2006 to document, to research and to further understanding and knowledge in the fields of ecology and anthropology in South Africa. Research is conducted at the Eco-centre and Craft art village, both situated within walking distance on mogalakwena river reserve. We facilitate research in our area by providing study opportunities, assisting with logistical and field work and by maintaining a research friendly environment for students, researchers and volunteers. We cater for researchers pursuing projects that can make use of the ecological, anthropological and social entrepreneurial study resources located at mogalakwena reserves. We develop and host programmes for student groups/volunteers/interns that complement studied coursework in the fields of: conservation biology, ecology and environmental management, cultural heritage management, reserves operations, ecotourism and recreation.
Current ecological research / internship / volunteer opportunities:
Giraffe conservation, tracking, identification and behavioural research
Baboon human conflict
Alien and invasive plant species control
Banded mongoose habituation
Cultural heritage �' research / internship / volunteer opportunities:
there are numerous research topics with regard to cultural anthropology in this culturally rich area.
Documenting, archiving, contextualizing the ethnographic art panels
reintegration of intangible heritage within the local communities (for example school projects).
Developing additional methods of heritage reintegration
Accommodation is provided in the form of 4 dorm style units with a communal open air kitchen, hot showers and barbeque area.
Eco-centre & project displays
Basic field equipment
Library & Desk space
Wireless internet access
Self-catering and/or set meals