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As SA teeters on the brink of full-blown energy disaster, it’s vital the right decisions are made – now

Ours is a highly complex energy system that has been pushed to extremes. If it starts to collapse, it will be much harder to steer the energy transition in the right direction. We missed three crucial decision points — in 1999, 2015-17 and 2019. Let’s learn from these.

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MPhil 2023 Info Session

Friday, 3 September 2022, 09:00 - 11:00
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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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