The NZG provides a facility for research, training and science advancement.
To this end, it manages an animal collection of more than 10 000 specimens and 600 species in four Biodiversity Conservation Centres (BBCs) in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, covering a total area of almost 8 000 hectares.
The Information Resources and Services Unit ensures that the data generated, identified and received for the purpose of conducting business at RISA and the NRF, is distributed, disseminated and accessed in a format that is easily understood and can be manipulated and acted upon.
SAEON consists of six operational units and a coordinating unit or national office. The operating units are geographically dispersed environmental observatories (field stations and research sites) covering diverse landscapes, coastal areas, and off-shore marine environments in South Africa.
The Knowledge Fields Development Directorate facilitates the creation of new knowledge and research capacity within the context of South Africa's research and development challenges and strategic initiatives.