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We have compiled a list of a sample of courses and programmes to enable potential students and members of the public to see what courses are available that relate to poverty and inequality and social justice, and identify courses or programmes that may be of interest. In many cases it may only be possible for students to gain access to the courses if they meet the pre-requisites. Information on the entrance requirements is contained in the Faculty Handbooks.

Note: To access the information on particular courses or programmes in the Faculty Handbooks to which the outlines are linked, you will need to use the course/programme codes or the actual names of the courses or programmes, once you have opened the relevant handbooks.

The courses and programmes have been grouped according to key themes according to the dominant discipline, namely Education; Environment and Resources; Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Strategies; Gender; Health; Land and Agriculture; Macro-economic policy and Development Theories; Public Administration; Public Space, Safety and Violence; Social Justice and Social Change, Social Services and Development; Towns and Cities; and Unemployment and Labour.

We have not included general degrees such as Master of Arts , Master of Social Science , etc., as these degrees consist of different combinations of courses to suit the interests of individual students within the requirements laid down for these degrees. It is important to note that many of the electives offered in these degrees may also have an orientation towards building an understanding of poverty and inequality and social justice, and some may also include the courses provided in this database.

EDUCATION

COURSES

EDN6037F EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

This course addresses the relationship between education and development. While it focuses on South Africa, it seeks to understand the issues which emerge out of an analysis of education and development in a global context. An important objective of the course, therefore, is to provide the opportunity for students to develop frameworks of analysis which approach South Africa's educational and developmental problems from both local and global perspectives. Topics which are addressed include: theories of development, modernisation, technology and globalisation; the development world, and the development debate in South Africa with special reference to education.

EDN6092S EDUCATION AND TRAINING POLICY IN SOUTH AFRICA

This course aims to help students to develop conceptual frameworks that enable them to analyse and evaluate education and training policy at different stages in the policy cycle. We will examine the policy shift towards institutional differentiation in both the higher and further education and training domains. This ‘policy moment’ is part of a broader debate around a continuum of institutions in a reconfigured post-school education and training system that will improve access for a diversity of students, while simultaneously responding to increasingly complex labour markets conditions.

ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES

COURSES

EGS5031F INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This course provides broad, integrated, knowledge on key issues in climate change and sustainable development, making students conversant across the spectrum of climate change issues and history. Topics covered include: sustainable development; the climate system, anthropogenic forcing and climate system response; African climate variability and change; international climate change legal frameworks, negotiations, and politics; the economics of climate change and climate change financing; the concept of climate compatible development. The course is lecture, seminar and group-work based. Each section of the course will involve basic framing lectures, supported by either an essay exercise or a group work exercise and seminar.

PBL5045S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FOR NON-LAWYERS

The inclusion of an environmental right in South Africa's Constitution has led to the emergence of many environmental laws and court decisions in the past 15 years. These developments are of key relevance to those working in the environmental sector including developers, consultants, biologists, zoologists, planners, sociologists and anthropologists. This course provides students undertaking postgraduate studies relevant to the environment with an insight into relevant principles of international and domestic environmental law. Key content covered in the course includes: an introduction to basic legal principles and resources; constitutional aspects (environmental rights, access to information, administrative justice and access to courts); framework environmental laws; land-use planning laws (planning law, environmental impact assessment and protected areas); natural resource laws (biodiversity, water and marine living resources); and pollution laws (fresh water, land and air pollution).

PBL5640F PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental law. It covers the following main content: historical overview of the development of environmental law; ethical basis for environmental law; the nature, scope and sources of environmental law; the relationship between constitutional rights (environmental rights, administrative justice, access to information, locus standi) and environmental law; environmental governance; the role of common law; and the main legal tools prevalent in environmental laws such as planning measures, institutional arrangements, permitting measures, civil measures, administrative measures, criminal measures, voluntary measures and incentive-based measures.

PBL5642S NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

Planet earth provides society with a vast array of natural resources including: fresh water; air; marine living resources; soil; minerals; and biological resources. Human society is dependent on these natural resources for its very survival. Global consciousness and consensus is growing that we are depleting these natural resources on an inequitable and unsustainable basis. This course examines the domestic legal frameworks which have emerged to regulate the use and conservation of natural resources. These legal frameworks prescribe an array of tools including: institutional arrangements; planning schemes, permitting regimes; duties of care; incentive-based measures; civil liability measures; and criminal measures. South Africa has one of world’s most contemporary legal regimes regulating natural resources and it will be used as a case study through which to critically explore the nature and application of these tools inherent in natural resource legislation. These tools have significant implications for those seeking to use and conserve natural resources and the course is accordingly of relevance to domestic legal practitioners, government officials and those working in the NGO sector. Furthermore, given the contemporary nature of South Africa’s natural resource regime, the course is of key relevance to foreign students wishing to understand critique and become involved in the reformation of their own domestic natural resource regime.

MEC5088Z ENERGY, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of energy, poverty and development. Topics include: availability, consumption, and characteristics of energy use in developing areas; assessing consumption patterns and problems; introduction to social research techniques; relationships between energy, poverty, education, health, water access, and development; gender perspectives on energy procurement and uses; urban and rural energy technologies and strategies as applied to households, community facilities and small scale enterprises, (including electrification, biomass and renewable energy); related energy and environment issues.

DEGREES

EM024MEC08 MPHIL IN ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES The Energy Resource Centre offers a structured Masters Programme in Energy and Development Studies, specially aimed at non-engineering students; which addresses topics such as “Energy, Poverty, and Development”. EM024MEC07 MSCENG IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING This is a structured Master’s Programme offered by the Energy and Resource Centre. It covers energy issues related to development, sustainability and conservation with environmental and economic linkages; integrated resource planning and integrated energy planning.

 

SM005EGS05 MPHIL SPECIALISING IN ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY This MPhil programme is designed for students with diverse backgrounds who have an interest in environment, society and sustainability. Problems pertaining to the environment, society and sustainability are interdisciplinary in nature and students with backgrounds in geography, natural and social science, planning, engineering, education, economics and law are encouraged to apply. It provides education in theory relating to environment, society and sustainability. When qualified, you will join the environmental and geographical scientists who are shaping the future by addressing global and local environmental and developmental challenges. Aims to produce graduates with a broad understanding of major environmental issues as well as theoretical ideas underpinning sustainable development, and the ability to effectively analyse and manage environmental and developmental issues, with emphasis on the southern African situation. SM005EGS06 MSC/MPHIL SPECIALISING IN CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT This full time one-year taught Master’s course provides interdisciplinary training in climate change and sustainable development, with a focus on the issues of relevance to African development. It is convened by UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative, a UCT Signature Theme comprising academics and research units from across the University with a shared interest in interdisciplinary research and solutions to the climate change problem.

 

GENDER

COURSES

PBL5651S INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS

The course examines the development, content and implementation of international and regional laws that seek to promote and protect women’s human rights.

RDL5626S HUMAN RIGHTS, GENDER, AND FAMILY (offered as from 2015)

This course examines some of the human rights implications of family law and gender. Some of the specific themes investigated may include the following (amongst others):

  • What is a family? Historical, theoretical and constitutional approaches
  • Is a rights-based approach appropriate for family law? Are some kinds of rights more appropriate than others?
  • Autonomy rights and the family
  • Diversity, culture and lived realities
  • Agency and grassroots expressions of human rights
  • Family economics
  • Family violence
  • Identity issues
  • Reproductive rights

PPH7054F GENDER AND HEALTH

The course will be used for candidates interested in understanding the impact of gender on health, health care, and health systems. The course content provides students with the tools and perspectives to promote equity goals pertaining to women’s and men’s health within the broad arena of public health.

HEALTH

DEGREES

HM006EC007 (ALSO OFFERED IN COMMERCE) MA OR MSOCSC IN HEALTH ECONOMICS

The Master’s specialisation aims to equip economists to apply forms of economic theory, principles and techniques to the health sector. The main objectives of the specialisation are to develop an understanding of methods of financing and paying for health services and key health sector reforms, and to develop skills in selecting and applying appropriate tools for economic analysis in health care and health sector planning.

MM012EC007 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A part-time coursework Master of Public Health has been offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences since 1999. It is offered as a multidisciplinary Public Health degree and is based on existing strengths at UCT, resulting in an emphasis on Epidemiology, Health Economics and Health research. However, social science based courses are offered as well.

MM012PPH07 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH SPECILIAISNG IN HEALTH ECONOMICS

Since 1999, the HEU has offered a Masters in Public Health, specialising in health economics. The programme examines health systems from both the macro- and micro-economics perspectives. The curriculum has a developing country focus, and while theoretical components are included, the programme concentrates on the development of practical research skills that are useful to graduates working in African health systems.

MM012PPH12 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALISING IN HEALTH SYSTEMS

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine is committed to the concept of a healthy population having equitable access to resources and highly competent health care professionals to achieve a better quality of life. Some of the guiding values include: Openness, Social engagement, Mutual respect, Social justice and Lifelong learning.

PRY6001W MPHIL IN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH

A key gap in current mental health professional training in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa is an orientation to public mental health. This means an orientation to the mental health needs of populations, and the policies, laws and services that are required to meet those needs. The training offered by the Centre provides clinicians, health service managers, policy makers and NGO workers with crucial skills to enable them to plan and evaluate the services that they deliver and manage; lobby effectively for mental health; take on leadership roles in the strengthening of mental health systems; and conduct research in various aspects of public mental health in Africa. Mental health is frequently marginalised in decision making for health service resources, partly because mental health professionals lack the skills and information to plan services, advocate for appropriate resource allocation, and conduct research. The training offered by the Centre would enable them to take on these crucial responsibilities. It is important to note that the training offered by the Centre would not provide a distinct professional training that can be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The intention of the training programme is to enhance the capacities of health professionals, policy makers and service managers to develop and implement mental health policy using an evidence-based approach and respect for human rights of people with mental health problems. This would therefore not clash with already established training, but address key gaps in current training, as outlined above.

PPH7041S HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING

Introduction to health policy and policy analysis: what is it and why do we need it? What influences policy change: Understanding actors and power; doing and using stakeholder analysis; agenda setting, advocacy and policy influencing strategies; the role of centrally led processes in implementing policy change; street level bureaucracy and implementation experience at the front line of health systems.

MACRO-ECONOMIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT THEORIES

COURSES

ECO5021F ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

The course focuses on the three major concerns of macroeconomics: growth‚ unemployment (cycles) and income distribution and includes the Walrasian (classical) and Keynesian models. Some of the keywords in the course are: monetary policy‚ inflation and expectations‚ policy effectiveness‚ trade balances and exchange rate volatility‚ financial market volatility‚ optimal savings rate‚ overlapping generation behaviour‚ competitive markets‚ policies for reducing income inequality.

ECO5073S PROBLEMS OF GLOBALISATION, INDUSTRIALISATION AND DEVELOPMENT

This course will focus on macroeconomic analysis and policy design in low income countries. Students will become familiar with the basic macroeconomic accounting framework and learn to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative models to analyse and forecast key elements of that framework. Students will learn how to assess adjustment needs and to design policy measures to bring the economy back to a sustainable economic path. The course will have an applied and policy–oriented approach and focus largely on low income countries in Africa‚ using country cases to illustrate points. It is intended to help prepare graduate students for work in government and international institutions.

SOC5010F ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT THEORIES

A supervised internship of 12 weeks, which is designed to integrate knowledge and skills with practice, offers students an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the structure, functions and management of agencies delivering probation and correctional services, competence management and leadership in probation and correctional services.

ECO5076S DEVELOPMENT MICROECONOMICS

The main focus of the course is on recent theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of economic development‚ with a special emphasis on the development and testing of applied microeconomic theory using experimental and quasi–experimental empirical approaches. We believe this type of approach characterises much of the recent published work in the field and our goal in this course is to expose students to this new literature‚ and way of conceptualising development problems.

SOC5024S DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE

This course links an academic training in Development Sociology to the needs of development practitioners working in non-profit organisations (NPOs) in Southern Africa. It explores the interface between academic knowledge and practitioner knowledge from a people-centered perspective. It contributes to personal and organisational effectiveness of middle and senior level personnel by developing, for example: analytical, policy formulation, financial management and evaluation skills. As part of the course, students undertake supervised internships in NPOs operating in the Cape Peninsula.

DEGREES

CM033GSB30 MCOM IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE The Master of Commerce Degree in Development Finance is designed to develop people and institutions that can help provide optimum financial outcomes that enhance the design and implementation of reforms and capacity-building programmes adopted by governments, the private sector, NGOs and the wider emerging market. While Development Finance is typically known for its use by people working in NGOs, people and institutions, who have the financial expertise necessary to help the market grow and improve the overall investment climate, can also use the skills and tools gained to influence development trends in an emerging context and therefore, make large-scale changes that can impact positively on the quality of life of people around the world. It provides the expertise to start initial investments that act as the right catalyst, and demonstrate that enterprises can thrive in economically challenging markets. It is used to ensure that funds channeled through development projects provide sustainable outcomes that can sustain the development agendas of developing countries.

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

COURSES

POL5020S FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGETING Students address three key sets of issues in this course. Firstly, they look at the relationships between state and economy in developing countries, exploring the roles of monetary and fiscal policy and examining systems of taxation and public expenditure management. Secondly, students investigate the detail of the budgetary process in South Africa, developing knowledge of key institutions and practices and learning how to work with, interpret and construct public sector budgets. The final section of the course explores intergovernmental fiscal relations and public financial management, and also introduces public-private partnerships. POL5006F PUBLIC MANAGEMENT This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the management of the public sector environments, institutions, functions and processes. Students will be able to examine the macro-management of government in terms of the implementation of policies and programmes, as well as the micro-management of government by individuals and role-players. The course will incorporate and focus on contemporary South African public management issues, bureaucratic dysfunctions such as corruption, global public sector reform perspectives and new public management debates.

 

DEGREES

MPHIL IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE

The new MPhil in Development Policy and Practice will be offered for the first time in 2014 on a part-time basis and will commence in January. The first full-time offering will be in 2015. The two-year, part-time degree will offer a structured and sustained learning opportunity, at the cutting edge of global knowledge and experience, with abundant opportunities for applied research on effective approaches and practices of public policy design and implementation in developing countries. The core curriculum is designed to address the challenge of designing, winning support for and implementing new programmes in government. It will strengthen students’ capacities to:

  • Analyze how governance, political economy and institutional shortfalls influence outcomes – and explore practical ways of moving forward which take these institutional realities into account;
  • Build organizational capabilities and effectiveness through careful diagnosis and adaptation to prevailing constraints and opportunities;
  • Operate in one or more key policy areas, such as economic development, environmental sustainability or health policy;
  • Become increasingly skilful leaders – with a strong focus on personal development and people-management; offered in partnership with the UCT Graduate School of Business’s internationally renowned programme on building transformational leaders;
  • Undertake applied research that both addresses practical policy and implementation challenges – and meets requisite standards of rigour.

PUBLIC SPACES, SAFETY AND VIOLENCE

DEGREES

MM006PRY01 MPHIL IN ADDICTIONS MENTAL HEALTH

This is a programme by coursework and dissertation. It includes seminars, supervision and demonstrations for registered psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, general practitioners and social workers who wish to gain special expertise in addictions mental health. It is envisaged that, ultimately, this will become a sub-speciality with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Students will be enrolled based on the availability of registrar posts provided by PGWC and postgraduate funding. It is envisaged that two students will be based at Red Cross Hospital and two students at Groote Schuur Hospital or at the UCT Lung Institute.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE

COURSES

SOC5007F ECONOMY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

This course deals with theoretical literature that underpins research-based publications in the broad field of economic and social change, focusing on dominant themes in contemporary industrial sociology and developmental analysis.

SWK5056F SOCIAL INCLUSION AND THE YOUTH

This course focuses on social inclusion and youth development with special emphasis on Africa and South Africa. Taking a social inclusion perspective, the course examines processes and conditions that either promotes the inclusion or the exclusion of youth and challenges students to develop innovative strategies of intervention at macro, mezzo and micro levels to promote youth development and inclusion.

CML5654S COMPETITION LAW

The course will focus on and will aim to develop an understanding of the law and principles of competition policy in countries and regions across the globe, including, specifically, South Africa, the United States and the European Union. The course aims to develop an understanding of and critical discourse on, inter alia, the following: the role of markets and competition law in relation to the poor; the relationship between aggregate efficiency, economic opportunity for those without power, industrial policy and equity for the poor or powerless; the relationship between the common good and the national good; the tension between a country's right to regulate in the national interest and its obligation not to cause external harm.

CML5676S WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY LAW

The course aims to examine the constitutionally embedded concept of substantive equality in the context of the South African labour market and workplace. The regulation of employment discrimination and affirmative action, which pivots around the provisions of the Employment Equity Act of 1998, will be explored through the lens of South African case law, alongside an examination of selected theoretical and sociological perspectives, and comparative developments, on equality and discrimination. The course will provide students with the necessary skills to deal with discrimination problems that may arise in the workplace, including harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, sex and gender.

PBL5628F INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

The course covers the following issues:

  • theories of children’s rights;
  • the international, regional and domestic protection of children’s rights;
  • the relationship between different cultural traditions and the universal and regional values on children’s rights;
  • the concept of childhood;
  • key principles underpinning children’s rights;
  • child poverty;
  • child justice;
  • the right to education;
  • the right to survival and development;
  • the right to protection from abuse, neglect, maltreatment and exploitation;
  • legal protections for child soldiers and civilians involved in armed conflicts and
  • the right to family care or alternative care.

PBL5631S INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The aim of the course is, on one hand, to provide a solid understanding of the international rules and principles that are aimed at protecting human rights, as well as the structures and methods that have been established to realise this protection. On the other hand, the course aims to encourage inquiry into and discussion of the questions that arise within this context.

PBL5634F HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

The course will begin with a discussion of judicial review and the success of human rights litigation. A general overview of the operational provisions of the Bill of Rights, including the provisions dealing with application, interpretation and limitation of rights, will follow. The focus here will be the extent to which the courts are developing a theory of deference which balances protection of rights with the principle of separation of powers. This part of the course will also consider the record of the courts in developing the common law in the light of the Bill of Rights. A critical analysis of the jurisprudence of the courts on selected rights will follow. The focus will depend on the interests of the class, but core rights such as equality, dignity, freedom of expression and religion will be generally be considered. There will also be a discussion of the jurisprudence of the courts on socio-economic rights and the extent to which the inclusion of socio-economic rights in a Bill of Rights has influenced judicial rights discourse.

PBL5652S MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

This course is designed to enable law graduates, post-graduate students in Humanities and legal practitioners to acquire the necessary foundation skills to specialise in Muslim Personal Law and Human Rights for the purpose of practice and/or to pursue doctoral studies in the area of Muslim Personal Law and Human Rights.

PBL5848F LAW AND SOCIETY IN AFRICA

Law shapes and is shaped by our social, political and cultural institutions and practices. In this course we will engage with some of the key theories and concepts, such as legal consciousness and legal pluralism, that help us to understand the relationship between law and society. Explicitly interdisciplinary in orientation, the course will consider questions that arise – and are best addressed – at the intersections of legal, social, political and economic fields like why some laws are made (or enforced) and others are not, the institutional barriers to effective implementation, the reasons why citizens turn to the law (or not) to address their problems, the functioning of police, prosecutors, courts and prisons – and the other forms of social regulation that fill the gaps in between.

SOC5026S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE WORKING CLASS

The course aims to explore resistance, through organisation and mobilisation in everyday working class life, to the lived experience of capitalism in the context of globalisation, to critically analyse trends and developments and the role of developing social movements in the context of structured social inequalities: to explore debates about social movements and civil society. The focus will be on the working class and the processes, through which ordinary workers survive, resist and sometimes shape historical developments.

SOCIAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

COURSES

CML5622S PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW (not offered in 2014)

This course is designed to give, among others, legal practitioners, human resource and industrial relations practitioners, trade unionists and para-legals at an advanced level an introduction to the theory and practice of social security in South Africa and selected jurisdictions.

SWK 5000F COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY IN AFRICA

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the contemporary debates and issues in the field of social policy, with special reference to the South African context. It highlights theoretical as well as technical concerns in the process of public policy analysis and formulation. The course encourages students to understand policy within the broad arena of governance and emerging democratic practice in South Africa. The impacts of globalisation on policy processes and outcomes are also analysed. Given the changes in the geo-political landscape at a global, regional and national level, the course challenges students to understand the linkages between the international and national factors that contribute to social policy developments. It also attempts to focus attention on the complex nature of policy processes, content and outcomes within the political economy of change. The relationships between the public, private and civil society sectors and issues of participation and power are examined.

SWK 5056F SOCIAL INCLUSION AND THE YOUTH

This course focuses on social inclusion and youth development with special emphasis on Africa and South Africa. Taking a social inclusion perspective, the course examines processes and conditions that either promotes the inclusion or the exclusion of youth and challenges students to develop innovative strategies of intervention at macro, mezzo and micro levels to promote youth development and inclusion.

SWK5014S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE

This course is designed to examine some of the theoretical frameworks on which development intervention is based and the strategies for development which different approaches advocate. The course will deal with historical perspectives as well as current theories and approaches in the field of development.

DEGREES

MSOCSCI/MPHIL SPECIALISING IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Social Development specialisation prepares students for leadership, professional competency and research in the field of Social Development, Development Policy and Development Planning and Management. It highlights the links between national development processes and international systems of economic global governance and management.

MSOCSCI/MPHIL SPECIALISING IN SOCIAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

The Social Policy and Management specialisation aims to equip persons managing social welfare, community and other social service organisations in both the public and private sectors with knowledge and skills in social policy and management.

TOWNS AND CITIES

COURSES

APG5023F REGIONAL PLANNING THEORY

This advanced course aims to develop an understanding of the natural landscape framework of regional planning. Topics include: conceptual exploration of landscape processes and patterns; methods of regional landscape analysis and synthesis; and landscape management frameworks. The course then explores the regional economic development framework. Topics include: models of regional economic development; issues and debates; and SA national and regional economic development policies. The course concludes with the settlement and services framework of regional planning: processes of settlement formation. Topics include: resultant settlement patterns (size and spatial); major issues and debates relating to service provision.

CIV5064Z URBAN TRANSITIONS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of urbanisation and spatial structuring forces. Problems and issues of developing cities; poverty, exclusion, informality, livelihoods, economic development, governance and infrastructure, are also covered.

DEGREES

EM008APG04 MASTER OF CITY PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN

The City Planning and Urban Design degree produces professionals which contribute to the design and management of change in the built and natural environment. The first year of study of this programme, which focuses on city planning, is shared with the MCRP degree. The second year of study deals with Urban design, and focuses on the three-dimensional design of cities, usually at a smaller urban scale. Through the study and practice of these disciplines you will be exposed to attitudes and principles which will enable you to operate responsibly in any context. Studiowork projects, integrating theory and practice, will equip you with the professional skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in a professional context, as well as enabling you to relate to practitioners from other disciplines.

EM007APG03 MASTER OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

The MCRP programme at UCT recognizes the particular demands of cities and regions in Africa and in the global South, in the 21st century. This requires us to engage with issues of poverty, inequality, informality, rapid urbanization and environmental change. Our partnership with affiliates of Slum Dwellers International in Cape Town allows students to engage first-hand with the issue of informal settlements and their improvement. The close link to the African Centre for Cities and the Association of African Planning Schools exposes students to the diversities of urban life on the continent and the exciting potentials which these offer.

UNEMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR

COURSES

CML5613S COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAW

The course covers the current law of collective bargaining and industrial action (strikes and lock-outs) in South Africa. It further aims to give students an understanding of the historical development of collective bargaining, so as to enable them to understand the policies underlying the regulation of collective bargaining in South Africa. In addition, students will be introduced to contemporary debates on the role and significance of collective bargaining and industrial action.

SOC5034S GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORKS, DEVELOPMENT AND DECENT WORK

The course will examine the impact of trade through Global Production Networks (GPNs) on employment, labour standards, social protection and social dialogue (with trade unions as well as with NGOs and social movements) in developing countries. The course therefore links a number of disciplines - economics, development studies, labour law/labour market regulation – with a core industrial sociology component. The latter component will connect the backdrop of world systems theory with contemporary empirical research that examines the way trade is being structured through GPNs and which seeks to measure economic upgrading and the achievement of decent work resulting in participation in GPNs.