This report captures the findings of a study that considered the green skill implications for transitioning towards climate-smart agricultural practice in the Western Cape, as part of the Green Skills Project. Agriculture is a cornerstone of the South African economy and is vital for human and social well-being. Agricultural production is tied to natural resources
To drive the green economy, government, business, labour and civil society need to create new ways of doing business. It is in this context that National Treasury’s commitment to use the annual R500 billion public sector expenditure on goods and services to support government’s strategic priorities could make a significant contribution to sustainable development. In
The SADC region has a new qualification for Rangers, said to be the first of its kind in the world. The Anti-Poaching Ranger Qualification aims to equip rangers with world class skills to fight biodiversity crime, to cut out spurious training, and to give the entry-level practitioner a measure of pride and, hopefully, a career
Routledge recently published Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social Ecological Change, edited by Dr Leigh Price and Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka. This book introduces a decade of mainly southern African critical realist environmental education research and thinking on the question: "How can we facilitate learning processes that will lead to the flourishing of the Earth's people
“The single most successful Public Private Partnership on the African continent for the past 20 years”. This has been the national and international acclaim for South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which has already yielded billions of dollars of direct investment and generated more than 5 GW of energy. An integral
Rhodes University Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka has been awarded a prestigious Tier 1 SARChI Chair under the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair Initiative. This research chair will focus on learning pathways for green skills and transformative social learning more broadly. Announced in August 2015, the Chair is aligned with the Department of Science and
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