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Ramaphosa’s electricity plans ‘significant’, says energy transition expert Mark Swilling

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new plan to address South Africa’s electricity crisis has been widely panned in the media as being ‘too little too late’ or lacking details or timeframes, but Mark Swilling, co-director of the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University, disagrees.

INTERVIEW: We need to declare an energy emergency to have light at the end of the tunnel

Mark Swilling speaks to the eNCA news team in his capacity as part of the National Planning Commission about a way forward for electricity generation in South Africa.

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Events

PGDip 2023 Info Session 3

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 12:00 - 12:45
Online

PGDip 2023 Info Session 2

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