Open Letter to President Ramaphosa on climate change

Significant letter on climate change from a South African civil society coalition: 23 October 2018 Open Letter to President Ramaphonsa Demand for an emergency sitting of Parliament to deliberate on the recently issued UN report on 1.5℃ increase in planetary...

2018 academic year ends with a flourish!

Last week was the Research Workshop and Colloquium – my favorite week in the year! The first three days is about preparing those exiting our course-work Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development (PgDip-SD) for entry into the Mphil in SD, which is about...

First day back at work….

Coming to the end of my first proper back at work after my long sabbatical. So amazing to back in the space of the Sustainability Institute, and tomorrow I’ll return to the CST (Centre for Complex Systems in Transition) to see if I still have a desk. Just...

Last days at Yale :-( …I need more time!

I have been at Yale since mid-March (except for a month of teaching in August back in Stellenbosch). My aim was to write a book called Just Transitions in a Complex World: Reflections of an Enraged Incrementalist. I have just completed Chapter 8 – two more...

Last few weeks at Yale! … I need more time

I have been at Yale since mid-March (except for a month of teaching in August back in Stellenbosch). My aim was to write a book called Just Transitions in a Complex World: Reflections of an Enraged Incrementalist. I have just completed Chapter 8 – two more...