A non-profit organisation focused on research in the arid zone of southern Africa


The Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF) was initiated to focus attention on the problems (and solutions) facing the arid and semi-arid regions of southern Africa. Read more about us here. 

AZEF 2022 Conference

11 - 13 October 2022

Die Keldery, Vredendal, WC

AZEF 2022 will be held in Vredendal, WC! We've opted for a hybrid conference this year, so an online registration option via Zoom will be available. There will also be an optional one-day in-person workshop for those able to attend. For more details, please see the Conference tab.

Heartfelt thanks as always to our sponsors for their continued support:

  • SAEON Arid Lands Node
  • Plant Conservation Unit (University of Cape Town)
  • Wilderness Foundation Africa
  • WWF South Africa