Simlindile is a recent graduate from the University of Cape Town. She holds a BSc in Environmental and Geographical Science and GeoInformatics as well as a BSc (Honours) in Environmental and Geographical Science. She is currently completing her MSc at the University of Cape focusing on transboundary landscapes and their impacts on the rural livelihoods of a community in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Her interests lie in looking at the impacts of tertiary activities on rural livelihoods, socio-ecological interactions, natural resource use and management as well as the spatial mapping of ecosystems, resources and their interactions with social networks. At her time at INR, she hopes to gain more knowledge on the socio-ecological relationships and interactions between different social groups and ecosystems and, therefore, improve her knowledge on efficient natural resource management methods.