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 5 days, of which the first 2 days are theory and learning to use the ‘RRU Assessment Tool’. The last three days will be spent on field excursions, which will expose students to a wide variety of responsible resource use applications in the Greater Kruger Landscape. These will vary according to the location of the courses. The courses are divided between the northern, central and southern areas of the Greater Kruger.
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.
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.