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Community Relations Practice: Management of Community Benefits and Partnerships
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Aims of the course

To equip participants with the knowledge to manage extractive industry benefits to communities.

To equip participants with the tools to plan, implement, monitor and report community benefit interventions in partnership with other groups.


Course Content

The spectrum of benefits to communities through extractive industry activities ( employment procurement, revenue streams, infrastructure and services, social investments, etc).

Overview of community development approaches.

The key drivers shaping socio-economic benefits from the extractive industries.

Key terminology and concepts.

Objectives of community benefits and associated priorities.

National, regional and local development planning processes and the roles of different stakeholders.

Development and governance of partnerships, community agreements, etc.

Planning, implementation and monitoring of community benefit interventions.

Scaling up, replication, sustainability and exit strategy for community benefit interventions.

Personal capacity development for community benefit and partnership management.

Case studies in the management and monitoring of extractive-related benefits to communities.


Learning Outcome

Assess different approaches to development and community benefits through extractive industry activities.

Prepare an appropriate community benefit management and monitoring plan.

Critically assess community benefit interventions and partnerships.

Identify personal capacities required for community benefit and partnership management.


Method of Assessment

Portfolio of Learning (100%)

Number of Notional Study Hours: 100

The University regards this as NQF Level 6 and 10 CPD Points


Admission Requirements


The following are minimum entry requirements for admission onto the short course:

  • Responsibility for community relations functions within their professional organisation in Africa
  • Evidence of practical community relations field experience
  • Evidence of competency at NQF level 5 or equivalent (international applicants can seek equivalency from the South African Qualifications Authority); and
  • Proficiency in English - speaking, reading and writing.




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