The RRU course aims to introduce the concept of Responsible Resource Use and entrench it widely as a way of thinking about all resource use activities. RRU is a step beyond the “sustainable use” thinking which has been in use for the last 40 years. As such, it is holistic, inclusive, needs-driven and Afro-centric. The course provides the theoretical background to RRU, and provides a simple tool that can be applied to participant’s home and workplaces to make tangible changes to improve how resources are used.
We all must be aware of, and take responsibility for how we live and what we use.
The course is presented on the online learning platform, Talent LMS, for up to four weeks per course. The first part is dedicated to theory and understanding the principles relating to RRU in a variety of different contexts and sectors. The theory components are outlined below. The other part is learning to use the ‘RRU Assessment Tool’ and completing the assignment. There will be one or two webinars and / or online discussion sessions per week to facilitate learning and deepen understanding. The course contains many specially made videos and interviews to expose students to a wide variety of responsible resource use applications in the Greater Kruger Landscape. The students will use these videos to apply their new understanding to the assessment tool and complete the assignment.
As with all SAWC courses, the course is interactive and applied. Students are encouraged to participate and share their own experiences.
By the end of the fourth week, the students will be required to submit an assignment, which includes completing the ‘RRU Assessment Tool’ and writing a short summative report based on the chosen videos / interviews watched. The course is accredited at NQF Level 5 through the SAWC as a customized course.
Note: The course content has been developed collaboratively over a period of 2+ years, by a wide spectrum of resource users and managers in the Greater Kruger landscape.
Monday, 5 June 2023
Sunday, 9 July 2023
Monday, 5 September 2023
Sunday, 8 October 2023
Monday, 13 November 2023
Sunday, 10 December 2023
The SAWC offers organisations and or private businesses the opportunity to enrol their staff for training in any of our short courses. Training can take place on campus, via online format, or on-site at a location preferred and provided by the client. Courses can be tailored according to the specific needs of the organisation.