Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa Short Course2022-03-30T07:09:28+02:00

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Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa

This course will equip prospective and current public sector employees with integrated skills and knowledge to make an impact in sustainable development and urban resilience. This course will equip you with an understanding of the latest principles in good governance and sustainable development while expanding your skills in areas pertinent to many spheres of government.

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Course curriculm

This course contains 4 substantive modules and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.

The course curriculum covers holistic and integrated perspectives of sustainable development, including policies, strategies and programmes aimed at addressing social, economic, agriculture, energy, water, health, and climate change concerns.

  • Module 1: Context and Principles of Good Governance
  • Module 2: A Global Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Module 3: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Module 4: Designing and Managing Sustainable Development Projects in Africa

On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate that will empower you to explore exciting career directions  such as:

  • Director and Deputy Director in government departments
  • Junior, Mid and Senior Managers in all spheres of government
  • Policy Director or Manager
  • City and Municipal planner
  • Project Manager
  • Community Development Office

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6-12 months

  • Study method:
    Fully online

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Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you, download our 2022 intake schedule to see when the next cohort starts.

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  • Fully online mobile-friendly learning
  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account
  • At least 1GB of data per month for online studies

Course fees

At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment.

Full course fee

  • Pay the course fee upon enrolment as a once of cost.

Monthly instalments from

  • Terms: 6,9,12,15 or 18 months. Deposit subject to affordability.
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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.


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Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa: FAQ’s

This course has a 21st-century curriculum, designed by a leading subject matter expert in South Africa. You will be equipped to lead conversations and make an impact through a deep understanding of sustainable development, urban resilience, and project development in the context of governance in South Africa and the African continent.

The knowledge and skills that this course provides will enable you to explore exciting career directions in the public sector.

This course is intended for practitioners and scholars in the field of government  (local, provincial, and national), sustainable development, and urban resilience.

As such, it offers theoretical insight and practical application for a wide variety of vocations, including practitioners, scholars, managers, and planners in the following domains:

  • Local economic development
  • Socio-economic development
  • Environmental protection including policies, strategies and programmes
  • City planning
  • Energy trends
  • Transport management
  • SMART technology
  • Water affairs
  • Urbanisation trends
  • e-Governance
  • SMART cities
  • City resilience and many more!

Upon successful completion of this course the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the principles of and perspectives to good governance;
  2. Assess the nature of policy and strategic frameworks for good governance;
  3. Determine the significance of whole-of-government planning for sustainable development;
  4. Identify various models and instruments to measure the goodness of governance;
  5. Evaluate the nature of contemporary development thought and outline the pillars of sustainability;
  6. Analyse the content of the 17 post-2015 SDGs;
  7. Assess the status of sustainable development governance in Africa;
  8. Outline the content of African government frameworks for sustainable development;
  9. Determine the significance of urban governance in Africa;
  10. Establish the link between good urban governance and city resilience;
  11. Assess the potential contribution of SMART Cities for urban development;
  12. Analyse selected cases on the African continent with the aim to identify best practice;
  13. Break down the foundational principles of project management;
  14. Explain the nature of project applications in sustainable governance;
  15. Outline the nature, scope, and mechanisms for development project governance; and
  16. Evaluate the significance and content of impact assessments of development projects.
  • Module 1: Context and Principles of Good Governance
    Understand the foundational principles of good government and discover the nature of policy and strategic framework to good governance.
  • Module 2: Global Sustainable Development Agenda
    Unpack the status of sustainable development governance in Africa, analyse the content of the 17 post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, and gain knowledge about government frameworks for sustainable development.
  • Module 3: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
    Learn about different elements that formulate the best practice for sustainable livelihoods and how it impacts the significance of urban governance.
  • Module 4: Designing and Managing Sustainable Development Projects in Africa
    Learn how to translate the foundational principles of project management and demonstrate the nature of project applications in sustainable governance.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.

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