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South Africa’s contested transition to energy democracy

A collection of insights emerging from the national large-scale renewable energy programme.  

How African knowledge systems could breathe new life into Western sustainability science solutions

The colonisation of science that has been steadily taking place for about five centuries means that a whole body of work, in particular indigenous knowledge, has been omitted from the global knowledge library. This means that even though our global problems are diverse, the solutions being offered are mostly singular, viewed through a homogenisation lens that misrepresents reality.

Stories of collective learning and care during a pandemic

Stories of collective learning and care during a pandemic gives insight into the collective learning under way in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores and demonstrates what kinds of collective learning support, skills ecosystems and capacity mobilisation are needed for a ‘just recovery’ from COVID-19 that can inform basic livelihoods, new forms of work, climate action and long-term transformations for sustainable futures.

Welcome! Meet our teaching & learning team for the PGDip 2022

The team cannot wait to meet all our prospective students in February 2022, and we are ready to be engaged in teaching and learning at multiple levels, to effect meaningful change in the world. Watch the video to hear more from Programme Leader, Megan Davies, and Student Support Representative, Nina Callaghan, both on the teaching and learning team of the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University.

(Re)imagining Greater Muizenberg: nurturing seeds of transgressive learning

Building on the reflection work supported by a GCRF Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) grant, Dr Nadia Sitas in collaboration with a range of community activists, researchers, teachers and artists have been awarded another TESF grant to embark on an ambitious year-long action-research and learning journey starting in late 2021.

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