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The AFRICAN CENTRE FOR CITIES (ACC) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP     For details of the advert please link here Closing date for applications:  19 September 2016 Expected interview date (if required): Week commencing 26 September 2016 Expected commencement of duties:   1 November 2016 (or sooner if available) Selection Process:… Read more »

Written by Alice McClure, 11 July 2016 Wits University, South Africa The 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium was held on 7 & 8 July 2016 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. On trend with recent adaptation thinking and writing, the colloquium provided an opportunity for different communities to come together and share experiences… Read more »

Anna Steynor, Katharine Vincent (Kulima Integrated Development Solutions), Katinka Waagsaether and Tracy Cull (Kulima Integrated Development Solutions) The establishment of a “community of practice” (COP) is an idealised vision that is often expressed as a desirable outcome of research projects.  The successful establishment of a COP is seen to embody the notion of extending the… Read more »

A couple of weeks ago, a spoke in my bicycle snapped. I took the broken one out, got to the bike shop and handed it to the shop assistant. “What wheel is that?” he asked. “26 inch road bike’s” I answered confidently. He wasn’t satisfied: “Well, what type of wheel?” “Uh… round one?” He was… Read more »

This is not climate science, in fact it is not even rocket science, it is merely the ramblings of a middle aged woman, who finds herself in a group of scientists who travel a lot.  So if you are smart or very busy or both you will go and find something else to do now…. Read more »

Written by Anna Taylor, 27 May 2016 I have just had the fortunate opportunity to participate in a 2 week summer school run by the STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex in the UK. STEPS stands for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability. It is this pathways approach that is at the heart… Read more »

Written By: Carla Petersen and Tania Williams (CSAG 2016 Interns) The EGS4038F Course Field Trip took place on the 6th to 8th May on two family farms located between Hermanus and Standford. The mountainous view was right outside our doorstep, and the melodious sound of the lagoon brought an ambience of serenity. It was a… Read more »

Opportunity: MSc/PhD studentship TITLE: Seasonal forecast information for improved sector-specific decision making. Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT) Department: Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) Research Group: Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) Deadline: Application is open-ended, with the intent to start the MSc./Ph.D as early as July 2016 and no later than January 2017. The University of Cape Town is committed to… Read more »

Usually I try to take an objective angle to my blog posts, supported by scientific evidence, rigour etc etc.  But this time, it’s personal.  So no facts, (well few facts) and more a reflection on a personal crisis I find myself in and I’m sure I’m not the only one.  I have started to ask… Read more »