Dr Nola Redelinghuys
Position
Research Fellow
Department
Sociology
Address
SOCIOLOGY
IB 41
UFS
Telephone
051 4012590
Office
H Van Der Merwe Scholtz Hall
Information

Short CV

Nola Redelinghuys holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at this University. In the course of her academic career she has specialised in the Sociology of Population and the Environment, with a specific focus on the complex interactions between population, environment and development.

She has been involved in a number of completed research projects for external agencies and institutions and she has consulted for some prominent national institutions and agencies such as De Beers Consolidated Mines, the National Department of Social Development and the Water Research Commission.

Since 2006 she has been a course facilitator for the PED-Nexus training course. This course was designed to train government officials at senior and middle management levels in the implementation of the South African Population Policy. In 2010, on completion of an international training programme associated with the above mentioned course, she graduated as a Leadership in Sustainable Development (LEAD) fellow and thus became part of a select international network of people working in the field of population, environment and development.

Her recent publications include:

       
  • Esterhuyse S, Kemp M and Redelinghuys N. 2013.

    Assessing the existing knowledge base and opinions of decision-makers on the regulation and monitoring of unconventional gas mining in South Africa. Water International, (accepted on 16 June 2013).

     

    Redelinghuys N. & Pelser AJ. 2013.

    Challenges to cooperation on water utilisation in the Southern Africa region. Water Policy. 15(4).

     

    Pelser AJ, Redelinghuys N & Velelo N. 2013.

    Protected areas as vehicles in population development: lessons from rural South Africa. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 15(1): DOI 10.1007/s10668-013-9434-4.


         

Area(s) of Interest

Water governance - Specifically focusing on trans boundary conflict over fresh water resources in Southern Africa

People-ecosystem interactions - The linkages between people/society and the functioning of ecosystems

Population dynamics and environmental issues - The linkages between demographic changes and environmental issues
 

Courses Presented

MEC 153: The Doctor and the Environment. Selected themes on environmental health, family structure and family disorganisation, social problems as well as complementary and alternative health care.

MED 153: Definitions of health, disease and illness. Selected themes on the conceptualisation of health, disease and illness in society.

SOS 244: Population Dynamics and Environmental Issues. This module focuses on the relationship between the social and natural environment, specifically on facets of human interaction that can disturb the balance of this relationship. Topics covered in this module include: the nature and extent of environmental issues; the nature and extent of human population growth as an issue; the formulation of population policy; and sustainability as a solution to the environmental crisis.

SOS 314: Social Theory. The focus in this module is on different sociological paradigms: the classical paradigms, functionalism and systems theory; Marxist and critical paradigms;  phenomenology; post modernism; structurationist paradigms; feminism; globalisation paradigms and the multi-paradigmatic status of sociological theory.

SOS618: Sociological Theory. The focus in this module is on different sociological paradigms: the classical paradigms, functionalism and systems theory; Marxist and critical paradigms; phenomenology; post modernism; structurationist paradigms; feminism; globalisation paradigms and the multi-paradigmatic status of sociological theory. In addition, social theory related to the body, and critical realism are addressed.

SOS 666: Sociology of Consumerism and Consumption. This module explores several themes pertaining to the broad and ever-growing knowledge base of consumerism and consumption. Topics include: the epistemological underpinnings of the sociology of consumerism and consumption; theorising about consumerism and consumption; and applied topics such as the consumerism and consumption of the body and technology.

MOB 741: Social Aspects of water use


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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