participants with the knowledge and tools to better understand and respond to
the complex factors influencing the Extractive and other industries and
associated community and social issues.
participants to gather and analyse the social and economic data related to
participants to identify and assess the impacts and social risks related to
to community relations within the Extractive and other industries which operate
in environments with social complexity and high community interaction e.g.
forestry, renewable energy etc.
influencing community relations and social issues.
and guidelines applicable to community relations and social issues.
extractive process, and broader industry aspects, in relation to social and
operation, local and regional context.
gathering processes and tools.
analysis and interpretation of data.
and institutional capacity analysis.
of influence and responsibility.
and economic impacts and risks in the Extractive and other industries.
and using socio-economic data.
At the end
of the course, the participant should be able to:
factors influencing community and social issues within the Extractive and other
complexity and inter-connectedness.
the effects of Extractive and other industry processes on social and economic
effectively from an individual and corporate perspective regarding social and
economic conditions and impacts.
and select appropriate information gathering processes and tools.
and select appropriate information management tools applicable to the daily
needs of an Operation.
data related to local conditions.
and analyse social and economic impacts and risks in the Extractive and other
an appreciative inquiry approach to understand baseline conditions.
zone of impact and responsibility.
understanding of and ability to influence and effect change internally
Method of Assessment
of Learning (100%)
Number of Notional Study Hours: 100
University regards this as NQF Level 6 and 10 CPD Points
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
- 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.