RE.SEARCH 7: Just Transitions

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) RE.SEARCH magazine recently won gold (for digital magazines), silver (for digital design) and bronze (for printed magazine) at the Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Excellence Awards, which featured 255 entries from 17 institutions across the country.

You can access the latest issue by clicking the cover to open, and find all the editions on the magazine’s landing page on Research Matters.

In this latest edition, all our faculties are represented under the theme ‘Just Transitions’, which is generally characterised by ideas of sustainability and the greening of the economy, and supported by the ideas of resistance, rethinking and restructuring society for a better and more equitable future. As one of the most impactful producers of research in South Africa, UP has several specialised research teams that are on the frontline of the global energy crisis, providing African solutions to an urgent problem.

These transitions have been highlighted across a range of research projects, which highlight how we are rethinking traditional policies and approaches to complex issues facing society. As you explore this edition, you will learn more about how these often-intractable issues are not fixed with a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather need multi-and transdisciplinary collaborations.

By championing social justice causes and contributing to amplifying justice, we are able to set off on a path towards rectifying and restoring the rights of people and society. In keeping with the multimedia-rich experience of this magazine, a documentary on this topic is available for you to watch; you will find the link in both the print and digital versions.

This edition will give a better understanding of the practical impact of our research in contributing towards solving some of the most complex issues of our age. Our motto reminds us to ‘Make Today Matter’, and with this philosophy in mind, the positive impact of our research bears fruit for a future that may be free of the challenges we currently face.

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November 23, 2023

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