SANBI, through a national co-ordinator, is responsible for the implementation and management of the institutional arrangements of the Early Detection and Rapid Response programme at national and regional level.

Regional Co-ordinators


The programme currently has seven regional co-ordinators, responsible for the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo-North West and Mpumalanga. All detections are channelled through these offices at regional level.


These are volunteers who have the unique ability to spot new incursions.

National Programme Co-ordinator

The National Programme Co-ordinator and administrative support are based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. All detections, evaluations, verifications, and recommendations will be co-ordinated from this office.

Rapid Response Contractors

Herbicide application

Specially trained teams are deployed to plan and execute control and eradication programmes as managed by the regional co-ordinators.

The National Steering Committee

The committee consists of senior members of SANBI and the other key stakeholders that oversee the programme.

For more information:

Tel : 021 799 8837

Fax: 021 799 8735


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