• Eskom’s newest company calls Prof Mark Swilling for duty

    Prof Mark Swilling, co-director of the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) at Stellenbosch University has national energy strategy on his mind. Swilling has been appointed as a non-executive director of [...]

  • A milestone 40 CST students graduate at Stellenbosch University summer graduation

    The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) is delighted to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the graduates of 2023 for their impressive accomplishment. The ceremony, which took place in December 2023, [...]

  • Stellenbosch University multidisciplinary student team develops eco-friendly prototype wind reader

    A multidisciplinary team comprising of four postgraduate students from Stellenbosch University (SU) developed a prototype eco-friendly wind reader which saw them winning R10 000 in the 2023 SDG Soapbox South Africa Challenge.

  • Collaboration and knowledge co-production on the agenda during Dr Guido Caniglia visit

    The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) had the privilege of hosting Dr Guido Caniglia, Scientific Director at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) based in Klosterneuburg, Austria. The visit by Dr Caniglia aimed to solidify and strengthen future collaboration between the KLI and CST.

  • CST announces Nina Callaghan as deputy director

    The Centre for Sustainability Transitions has appointed Nina Callaghan as its deputy director. Nina joins co-directors Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs and Prof Mark Swilling in leading a Centre that has a strong and growing reputation for worldclass research and postgraduate teaching in the area of sustainability transitions.

  • SU celebrates inauguration of two new UNESCO Chairs

    The UNESCO Chair in Complex Systems and Transformative African Futures has been awarded to Associate Professor Rika Preiser and Tanja Hichert, an academically qualified futures and foresight practitioner, who are both based at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions.

  • A “values crisis” underpins the coupled biodiversity and climate emergency

    Dr Nadia Sitas and Prof Alta de Vos, academic researchers at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University, were among a group of global researchers who recently published a groundbreaking study, Diverse Values of Nature in Sustainability, in Nature.

  • Empowering Change: Kristina Miller’s Journey in Sustainable Development

    Kristina Miller, a graduate of the PGDip in Sustainable Development, exemplifies how sustainability can be incorporated into your career as well as every day life.

  • Arabella Parkinson – Pioneering Sustainability in the Food Industry

    In the dynamic realm of culinary arts, some individuals transcend the conventional notions of taste and presentation, embracing a profound responsibility towards the environment and society. Meet Arabella Parkinson, a graduate of the PGDip in Sustainable Development.