The following short learning programmes are presented by the Centre for Environmental Management 

Should you be interested in attending any of the short learning programmes, please complete the registration form on the link and email the form to Mrs Donné Kolesky at  Once received, she will issue a proforma invoice.  This invoice will also serve as a quotation. Your place in the course will only be reserved upon receipt of your payment.

Introduction to GPS and GIS
Next course date: To be confirmed early 2020

This course will guide students through the process of preparing, analysing, and interpreting spatial data with the aid of spatial analysis tools. The course also serves as a foundation for our intermediate level GIS course, hydrological modelling, and terrain analysis using digital elevation models, which will be run at a later date.

Registration form: Introdution to GPS and GIS

GIS Intermediate: Hydrological modelling and terrain analysis using digital elevation

Next course date: To be confirmed early 2020

The purpose of this short learning programme is to teach practitioners to derive a number of important environmental data sets from digital elevation models. A series of catchment modelling tools will be explored and used to model water flows in river catchments. Students will be exposed to a number of terrain analysis tools that will allow them to model terrain morphology and visibility. Although each of these tools is fairly easy to use, their power lies in combining them into complex models. By learning how to combine these tools effectively, participants will be provided with a powerful means of effective environmental management. 

Registration form: GIS Intermediate

Wetland management: Introduction and delineation 

Next course date: To be confirmed early 2020

This course offers a broad overview of wetlands in South Africa, covering the ecosystem services performed by wetlands and the processes of wetland formation and change. It focuses on wetland delineation and introduces various wetland assessment tools and the legal framework for wetland management. 

Registration form: Introduction to Wetland Management

Wetland rehabilitation 

Next course date: To be confirmed early 2020

The course will cover the processes driving wetland dynamics, and introduce environmental practitioners to various tools that can be used for the monitoring, evaluation, mitigation of degradation, and rehabilitation of wetlands. Participants will be informed of the necessity of strategy and planning, and introduced to relevant policies and legislation. The course will provide exposure to real-life situations and the opportunity for hands-on application of principles in the field. 

Wetland legislation 

Next course date: To be confirmed early 2020

The course will build environmental practitioners’ proficiency in the management of wetlands by providing a broad overview of South African legislation relevant to wetland management. The course aims to inform delegates of recent landmark judgements that are highly relevant to the environmental management community at large and to the wetland fraternity in particular. 


Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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