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Community Relations Practice: Management of Community Impacts
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Aims of the course

To equip participants with knowledge and tools to manage extractive industry impacts on communities and to monitor and report on these impacts.

To appreciate the role of integration and engagement throughout the management and monitoring process.


Course Content

Overview of a management system and its application to extractive-related impacts on communities.

Integration and engagement in management and monitoring.

Key standards and guidelines for management and monitoring of impacts within the extractive industry.

Mitigation of extractive-related impacts on communities (land take and displacement, local content, artisanal small -scale mining and mine closure).

Developing social management and monitoring plans.

The relationship between organisational structure and culture and management responses

Monitoring indicators and approaches.

Reporting and accountability.

Strategies to sustain personal wellbeing in the management and monitoring of complex community issues.

Case studies in the management and monitoring of extractive-related impacts on communities.


Learning Outcome

Apply a general management systems approach incorporating integration and engagement.

Prepare an appropriate social management and monitoring plan.

Explain the relevance of standards and guidelines for management and monitoring.

Develop strategies to sustain personal wellbeing in the management and monitoring of complex community issues.


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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