Sustainability Institute (SI)

Sustainability Institute (SI)

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Sustainability Institute (SI)

Cape Town, South Africa 

University of Stellenbosch Business School


The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre for studies and experience in ecology, community and spirit. Rooted in practice and applied research, learning for sustainability is the core mission of the Sustainability Institute. The aim is to educate and inspire a generation that will take leadership on sustainability challenges in government, business and communities.

Main Activities 

The Sustainability Institute was established in 1999 as an educational institution to advance learning for sustainable living. Located in the Lynedoch Eco-Village near Stellenbosch, it focuses on combining practice with theory in a way that integrates ecology and equity in support of a sustainable South Africa, with special reference to reducing and eradicating poverty. It is engaged in research, teaching and a number of community outreach projects aimed at embedding sustainability in the local context, particularly with respect to early childhood development and youth education. Specific programmes include:

Organizational Structure

The Sustainability Institute Trust (IT3011/99) is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (051-245-NPO) with the Department of Social Development and as a Public Benefit Organisation with section 18A status (930020419) with SARS. A valid tax clearance certificate and a level 2 BBBEE certificate are available on request. The SI employs around 35 staff members and obtains funding from and/or provides services to a wide range of local and overseas individuals, businesses and government agencies.


Eve Annecke