RE-Planetary Utilization of Sustainability Strategies (PLUS) Southern African Regional Conference, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus

DATE: 11 September 2023- 13 September 2023

11/09/23 MONDAY

REGISTRATION 08:00-08:30
Welcome by Pro Martin Palamuleni

1st session 8:30-10:30 Facilitator- Ike Umejesi
Remarks by the facilitator 08:30-08:40
Opening and welcome: 08:45-08:55
INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER by DR Goodrich Andre 09:00-09:10
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1: Guest speaker- Prof Lesley Green 09:15-09:45

Engagement 09:45-10:00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2: MS Elvena Hayford 10:05-10:20
Marketing the SDGs: Concept, Gaps and Opportunities for Action in Southern Africa.
Engagement 10:25-10:45

Tea break-10:45 -11:00

2nd session 11:00-13:00 Facilitator-Prof Sabil Mandala
Dr Israel Blackie
Human Wildlife Conflict Injuries and Mental Health (in Southern Africa: KAZA TFCA)
Bernardino Bernardo 30min
Maputo urban area (Mozambique) dust characterization and human health risk assessment (preliminary results). 30min
Dr Joy Tauetsile
Burnout and effects on mental health and well-being among faculty. A comparative analysis between North-West University and University of Botswana. 30min
Mr L Locke
Correlates of sexual violence against ever-partnered women in Zambia. 30min
Lunch 13:00-14:00

3rd session 14:00-16:00 Facilitator- Dr Andre Goodrich
Gabriel Faimau
Space Claiming or Space Sharing? Spatial Arrangements at the Gaborone Bus Station in Botswana. 40min
Dr Ester Nkhulu-Orlando
An assessment of Infrastructural resources for wheelchair users in Botswana. 40 min
Wanatsha Sebina
Diamonds as a National Socio-economic and Environmental Treasure in Botswana. 40 min

12/09/23 TUESDAY

1ST session 08:30-10:30 Facilitator- Dr Joy Tauetsile

Ike Umejesi
The state, resource conflict and sustainability in Africa. 30min
Leanard Yeye
Land and the question of Land Restitution and Land Use to Redress Inequities Deriving from Colonial Conquest. 30min
Boane Alberto
Evaluation of the Agricultural Efficiency of Different Combinations of Poultry Manure and NPK Cabbage Yield (Brassica oleracea, var. Acephala) in Maputo: A Contribution to Sustainable Land Use. 30min

Tea break 10:30-11:00

2ND session 11:00-13:00 Facilitator-Dr Ester Nkhulu-Orlando
Sabil Mandala
The potentialities of Sociocultural Heritage and their relationship with natural resources management in Angónia Plateau, Tete Province – Mozambique.40min
Ms Nonhle Handi
Communities and ‘Protected Places’: an examination of participatory conservation in the Addo Elephant Park. 40min
Dr Mhele
Survival time before coital debut among adolescent females in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey. 40min

Lunch 13:00-14:00

3RD Session 14:00-16:30 Facilitator- Ghita Rezzouk
Dr Goodrich
Innovation in context and voice: Empowerment as a teaching principle. 30 Min
ROUND TABLE 14:45-16:30

13/09/23 WEDNESDAY

1ST session 08:30-10:30 Facilitator – Dr Priviledge Cheteni
Prof Mokgadi Molope
Water scarcity struggles in the North West Province. 30min
Blessing Magocha
Rural communities coping strategies during the lockdown. 30min
Loftus Mmusinyane
The role of the traditional leadership institution in disaster risk reduction: the case of Batlhaping ba-ga Phuduhucwana, South Africa. 30min
Mpolokeng PG
The town-township linkages in South Africa perpetuates inequalities and inhibits development. 30min
Tea break 10:30-11:00

2ND session 11:00-13:00 Facilitator-Prof Gabriel Faimau
Mario Siukuta

Integrating Indigenous and local knowledge into land-based climate mitigation Frameworks in Namibia. 30min
Bas Rijnen
Local Knowledge creation in international research projects. 30min
Dr Priviledge Cheteni
Indigenous knowledge systems and South African native ways of knowing: indigenous epistemologies in the wild coast. 30min
Ghita Rezzouk -30 min