Sustainable Development Course

Using the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) as conceptual organisers, the course examines government environmental policy, as well as the intersection between business, environmental NGOs, and communities in developing sustainable partnerships to deal with environmental issues and challenges in South Africa. The course focuses on environmental management in South Africa with an emphasis on the legal and institutional context of sustainable development, water management, energy, waste and pollution, land and biodiversity, food security, marine ecosystems and artisanal fisheries, environmental economics, and environmental ethics. The course is structured in a way that provides students with sites visits and expert guest lecturers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of key sustainable development concepts
  • Gain an in depth understanding of the application/implementation of sustainable development in the South African context.
  • Critically analyse current South African environmental challenges from an environmental-justice perspective.


This is a 12 week practical and interactive course comprising a series of 8x2hour lectures and 4x3hour fieldtrips.


R2800.00 (course R2300.00, entrance and transport costs R500.00)

Course limited to 15 participants.




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