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Sustainability at SU
Published: 8 September 2023

An African renaissance is pre-eminent.


The AU’s Agenda 2063 for a peaceful and prosperous Africa seeks to transform Africa into a thriving, self-reliant, and globally competitive entity by 2063, addressing issues such as economic development, infrastructure, peace, cultural identity and aspires towards an African Renaissance. The Agenda focuses explicitly on cultivating a strong African cultural identity with Goal 16An African Cultural Renaissance is pre-eminent. In South Africa, this aspiration is celebrated on Heritage Day in South Africa on September…

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Sustainability Education
Published: 13 August 2023

Future17 SDG Challenge

Do you want to contribute to Sustainability in your studies, work, or personal life but you just don’t know where to start? Apply for the Future17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Challenge, taking take place from mid-September to the first week of December 2023. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-life challenges with an industry partner, using the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as a framework acquiring valuable expertise around sustainability, as well as professional skills that you can add to your CV…

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SDG 5 – Gender Equality
Published: 7 August 2023
Women’s Month in South Africa 


Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, Gender Equality, is in focus this Women’s Month in South Africa. The Goal hopes to “Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life” by 2030. This aligns with the AU’s Agenda 2063 Goal 17Full gender equality in all spheres of life. We celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August to commemorate the Women’s March on the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956.More than 20,000 South African women of all races…


Sustainability in Action
Published:22 June 2023


Finalist of the SDG Initiative of the Year Award

The SDG/2063 Impact Hub has been selected as a finalist in the ACEEU, Triple E Awards for SDG Initiative of the Year. These awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. Our Programme Manager will be travelling to Barcelona to take part in the Awards and the partnered conference on Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities for Sustainable Development – linking education, research and innovation to achieve the SDGs.

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Earth Week 2023 Invest in our Planet 17 – 22 April
Published: 22 April 2023


Climate expert: Scandal that Africa gets so little research funding.

It’s grossly unfair and morally wrong that funding for climate change research on Africa is a very small proportion of global climate research funding, said globally renowned climate change researcher Guy Midgley. He said the African perspective is important because, generally, African countries contribute very little to the causes of climate change, but the continent is experiencing the most significant adverse effects. An African perspective is “one in which we’re part of a global community…

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