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 theoretical background to RRU, and 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 comprises of 3 OR 5 days (depending on date and location), of which the first half is dedicated to theory and learning to use the ‘RRU Assessment Tool’. The other half will be spent on field excursions, which will expose students to a wide variety of responsible resource use applications in the Greater Kruger Landscape, and put into participants’ context. The theory components are outlined below.
As with all SAWC courses, the course is interactive and applied. Students are encouraged to participate and share their own experiences.
Soon after completing the contact course, students will be required to submit an assignment, which includes completing the ‘RRU Assessment Tool’ and writing a short summative report based on the field excursions experienced. 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. The collaborative work forms the foundation for all formats of RRU courses from diploma modules, this course through to a ‘1-hour’ introductory session.
1. Identify what RRU is and how it relates to Sustainability and Sustainable Use
2. Characteristics of RRU
3. Classify Resources and Liabilities in the environmental resource use context
4. Responsibility & enforcing it:
5. Identifying the resource users and patterns of resource use in the African context
6. Identify and describe land and resource use options that are responsible
7. Understand the effects of ownership and incentives on resource use
8. Communicating Responsible Resource Use
Price: R10 200/PP
Please note: We need a minimum of 6 people, max 20 people. Invoice payable before course commencement, with a 50% cancelation fee between 30 and 14 days. Between 14 and 0 days, a 100% cancelation fee shall be levied.
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.