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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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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
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Blog Posts

SES methods “hackathon”: Creative collaboration for open-access resources

The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST), in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and Rhodes University, recently hosted a “hackathon” for an exciting new SES Methods website. This new website, expected to be launched mid-2022, is envisioned as a research commons with researchers all over the world working together to create useful resources related to Social-Ecological Systems (SES) methods.

Supporting transformative adaptation and building equitable resilience to drought for sustainable development

A major UKRI-GCRF funded research project “Supporting transformative adaptation and building equitable resilience to drought for sustainable development” aims to address the question ‘how we can manage droughts in a way to enhance social equity and build resilience at multiple scales?’ Using community-based and participatory research methods in four catchments in Kenya and South Africa, the project puts specific emphasis on marginalised farmers and aspires to understand why and how different social groups respond to and cope with droughts differently.

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