The CST is a world class research and teaching hub ideally positioned to combine cutting edge research with transformative, place-based learning to produce the kind of knowledge, capacities, and people required to advance sustainability transitions across a wide range of fields within the South African, broader African, and global contexts.

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Study with us: Masters & PhD bursaries available for 2023 (deadline extended)

The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) invites applications for NRF-funded Masters and PhD bursaries for studies starting in 2023. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2022.

The long and short of load shedding solutions – time to call disaster and harness the power of wind and solar energy

The huge cost of load shedding could have disastrous economic consequences and cause civil unrest that makes July 2021 pale into insignificance. If the problem is tackled realistically, purposefully and urgently with a coordinated emergency plan partnering Eskom and civil society, it is technically and financially possible to end load shedding within 24 months.

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Events

PGDip 2023 Info Session 2

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 09:00 - 12:00
Sustainability Institute

PGDip 2023 Info Session

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 12:00 - 12:45
Online
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Blog Posts

Climate change and the urgency to transform food systems

New processes and governance arrangements are urgently needed for dealing with potential trade-offs among mitigation options and their food security implications.


When is transdisciplinarity an appropriate research methodology?

Transdisciplinarity distinguishes itself from mono-, multi- and inter-disciplinarity in that it – as research methodology – has developed specific principles, practices and methods of co-producing knowledge with social partners when facing real-world problem situations that are too complex to tackle with theoretical knowledge alone.


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