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Green issues to the fore at UCT’s 2020 Summer School 


The 70th edition of UCT’s Summer School (6 to 25 January) has a strong focus on the environment and the future of the planet.  Here are some of the courses covering green issues that will help us make more informed lifestyle choices.  

  • Songo Sokhululeka Didiza, founder of the Green Building Design Group, imparts important tips in her course Introduction to green building design (Monday 6—Tuesday 7 January at 9.15 am).
  • A lunchtime lecture entitled Wilder lives by Professor Duncan Brown reflects on how we can change our behaviour so that we stop destroying the planet’s ecosystems (Friday 10 January).
  • Looking at the environment through the lens of great science fiction writing is Professor John Higgins with his course Catastrophe! Science fiction and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Energy comes into the spotlight with James-Brent Styan’s lecture Inside the Eskom crisis  and
  • the course South Africa’s nuclear deal: Is it dead and buried? led by Goldman Award recipients Liziwe McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala.  (See photo above).

Green topics of the hour are dealt with in:

For the full UCT Summer School programme visit.

Have you seen the Think Water edition of the Cape Town Green MapView here 

TICKETS: available via Webtickets.

WHERE: University of Cape Town Kramer Law Building, 1 Stanley Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

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