The vision of the Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Research is to be an international leader in scientific research to promote sporting excellence, reduce exercise-related injuries and medical complications, and to promote health and well-being in the population through lifestyle interventions on a platform characterised by world class education and service delivery.

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) is a post-graduate research institute that was established in 1997, based on a recognition that the future of forestry and agriculture will strongly depend on the incorporation of new and emerging technologies into these industries. FABI scientists undertake goal-directed research, in partnership with major players in the forestry and agricultural sectors in South Africa and in so doing, promote both human capital and industrial development in the country.

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership aims to develop a new generation of responsible leaders, shaping local and international business practices and policies in support of social and environmental justice. Its strengths lie in its ability to harness the academic integrity of a variety of academic disciplines cutting across areas such as economic and management sciences, environmental sciences, natural sciences, law, engineering and humanities, to name a few. Its legitimacy lies in its ability to respond to key issues in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible leadership.

The goal is to connect African scholars and their institutions for future interdisciplinary collaboration. The idea is to create a platform/network where African Scholars and Research Institutions can connect and work together to shape Research in Africa toward overcoming challenges