Prof Elmarie Slabbert is currently the Director for the School of Tourism Management at North-West University. She currently focusing her research on the potential of game meat, travel behaviour, the socio-cultural impact of tourism and marketing issues. Prof Slabbert is also the chairperson of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists and the Tourism Educators of South Africa. She is referee for the National Research Foundation (NRF) and various accredited journals. She serves on the editorial boards of a number of national and international journals.