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Human Systems Dynamics: Foundations, Discipline, Praxis | Dr Glenda Eoyang

You are invited to attend the following event: Human Systems Dynamics: Foundations, Discipline, Praxis Discussant:    Dr Glenda Eoyang (Human Systems Dynamics Institute, MN, USA)   Date:    Tuesday 4 July 2017   Venue: STIAS Fellows Dining Area @ STIAS campus, 19 Jonkershoek Road, Mostertsdrif, Stellenbosch Time:   16:00 - 18:00 Directions: Click here for directions Parking: Click here for parking instructions With an opportunity

Betrayal of the Promise: Understanding South Africa’s political crisis

You are cordially invited to attend a conversation hosted by the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), the Faculty of Commerce and the Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town, and Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University: The South African political crisis is not simply about capture of the state by a

Insights from social-ecological systems can help resolve the illegal wildlife trade crisis

Insights from social-ecological systems can help resolve the illegal wildlife trade crisis

Resilience for Development Colloquium: 8-10 May 2017 Johannesburg

The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) in collaboration with the GRAID (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development) initiative is holding a colloquium on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg on methods and practices for realizing “Resilience for development.” We hereby invite you to submit an abstract to this innovative colloquium, which aims to further transdisciplinary dialogue between researchers and practitioners interested in the relationship between resilience and complexity thinking, and development in dynamic social-ecological systems. Registration and further information available on the webpage.

Customary law and the right to food and nutrition

Prior to colonisation, African peoples lived in close connection with the land and environment, and governed themselves according to their own complex systems of customary law. With the colonies, came completely different legal systems that were imposed onto the peoples and land, and which failed to properly recognise the existing structures. Today, countries such as South Africa and Australia are grappling with how these two legal systems (colonial and customary) can co-exist. Unfortunately, in a number of instances where customary rights to natural resources and the formal legal system are interacting and conflicting, serious food- and nutrition-related health issues are being experienced. Discussants: Wilmien Wicomb is an attorney at the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town, Anna Bulman is an Australian attorney and current research fellow at the Legal Resources Centre. Wilmien Wicomb’s work of the past eight years has focused on the recognition of customary law in Southern Africa.

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