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South Africa’s First Climate Change Court Case: Verdict and Significance

2018-04-24T11:34:53+00:00

South Africa's First Climate Change Court Case: Verdict and Significance On the 8th of March, 2017, South Africa bore witness to its first-ever court case concerning climate change when Earthlife Africa (ELA) challenged the construction of a new coal-fuelled power station on the basis that the climate change impacts of the proposed power station were not properly considered. Although the matter was only heard at the high court level, the case has potentially set a crucial precedent within the field of environmental law. The Verdict: During the course of this judgement, the court reiterated the need for environmental due diligence [...]

South Africa’s First Climate Change Court Case: Verdict and Significance 2018-04-24T11:34:53+00:00

5 Areas of Study Where You’re Guaranteed a Job in the Future

2018-04-24T11:28:12+00:00

5 Areas of Study Where You're Guaranteed a Job in the Future Schumpeter’s theory of creative destruction is more relevant today than ever before, with technology and a changing environment set to render a number of traditional careers redundant. However, although the destruction of the commercial viability of certain jobs is inevitable, other careers are set to step into the breach and flourish in the new job market. Bearing this in mind, students should invest in areas that are suited to the job market of the future: 1) Water With water already growing increasingly scarce due to pollution and extreme [...]

5 Areas of Study Where You’re Guaranteed a Job in the Future 2018-04-24T11:28:12+00:00

Reaching Out – Effective Citizenship in Action

2018-04-24T11:11:11+00:00

  Reaching Out - Effective Citizenship in Action As a student or academic researcher, it is often easy to focus only on the work at hand and ignore the world moving around you. However, every now and again a tragedy will occur that will bring one’s civic duty into stark focus. One such example arose out of the ravaging fire that struck Imizamo Yethu township, Hout Bay on the 12th of March. As the blaze swept through the township, consuming home after home, the Imizamo Yethu community and the general public at large came together to produce a shining example [...]

Reaching Out – Effective Citizenship in Action 2018-04-24T11:11:11+00:00

What is Globalisation and Why is it Important?

2018-04-24T10:27:34+00:00

What is Globalisation and Why is it Important? Globalisation is a pervasive phenomenon that has infiltrated nearly every facet of public life, from the educational curriculum to fast food chains, the effects of globalisation are inescapable. What is globalisation and why has it become so important? ‘Globalisation’ is a catchall term used to describe the free movement of goods, services and people across the world. Given the broad nature of this definition, it is hardly surprising that the effects of globalisation have been able to hide in plain sight. Take for example your local KFC or McDonalds – you are [...]

What is Globalisation and Why is it Important? 2018-04-24T10:27:34+00:00

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