Our standardised programmes are offered to institutions and individual students. We currently have two standardised programmes on offer:
1. Sustainable Water Management - Online Offering for 2021
This course has been designed to equip the next generation of critical thinkers to consider the world’s increasingly complex water challenges. This course will challenge participants to consider water in new ways, develop the tools to do so and equip them with the skills to apply their learnings in different contexts. This course adopts an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary (IDTD) approach to examine the complexity of current water crises, trends and conditions, with specific examples from the African continent. While considering water demand, supply and treatment, it addresses the need to derive maximum benefit from water resources while incurring minimum burden and the need to secure ‘new taps’ in a Water Sensitive context.
Integrated urban water management and Water Sensitive Urban Design
Social impacts and health concerns
Wastewater treatment and remediation practices
Anthropological impacts on water quality
The role of water in the social fabric and the under-pinning of sustainable livelihoods considering culture, privilege and inequality
The IDTD research paradigm in integrated water management
Resource recovery and the circular economy
Linkages to Sustainable Development Goals
26 July to 6 August 2021
9 July 2021
Cost for online offering
Credit equivalents at host university
Credit equivalents: 4 USA credits; 8 ECT credits; 20 NQF credits (to be awarded by home institution)
2. Global Academy: Afropolitanism, Social Justice and Entrepreneurship
This programme is designed to inspire participants to become global citizens. It exposes students to new cultures and allows them to build networks across borders – creating a space to challenge perspectives and develop a wealth of understanding of the global community. The course is offered through the Faculty of Humanities.
Visits to historical, heritage and entrepreneurial community sites will allow students to experience the vibrant and diverse cultures that influence and shape the character of Cape Town and South Africa, as well as expose students to innovative initiatives communities are undertaking to seek solutions to social issues.
Students will gain an understanding of social and political processes that have shaped modern South Africa and the central political questions facing post-apartheid South Africa.
14 June to 9 July 2021
16 April 2021
$ 3 960
*This includes tuition, accommodation and field trips.
Please note that students may require a visa for South Africa. Visa fees are for students’ own costs. Also, all students must secure a comprehensive insurance policy from their home country, covering all aspects of their visit to South Africa including travel insurance, medical care, accident and emergency cover, repatriation etc.
Programme delivery and assessment
This is a multi-level course accessible to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in learning about political history, contemporary culture, social entrepreneurship and social justice initiatives in Cape Town and South Africa. The programme includes 12 three-hour interactive lectures, documentary screenings, discussions, immersive service-learning and excursions. Students will be assessed according to four criteria: class participation, group discussions, an essay and a presentation.
The course will be delivered over a 20-day period (Monday to Friday) with free weekends. The morning sessions will mostly be class-time, with field trip excursions scheduled for the afternoon sessions.
Credit equivalents at host university
6 USA or 12 ECTS credits (to be awarded by home institution). This equates to 180 hours of study time – 60 hours class time; 42 hours field trips; 78 hours of self-study.