Governance and the Environment

This facet of research recognises the centrality of the politics of governance in relation to how Africa’s natural resources are managed. It argues that to govern Africa’s natural resources innovatively for sustainability, two areas of focus are critical: governance of the commons and trans-boundary governance of resources. A good example is that of water politics on the continent where rivers and lakes are shared between states often leading to all forms of contestation, while at the same time deleting the local people’s agency in the management of these scarce resources.

Published by Moiloa Ntombela

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2022. All rights reserved.

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

To contact the University during the COVID-19 lockdown, please send an email to [email protected]

Click here for frequently asked questions for first year UP students

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences