University of Pretoria: Professional Development Certificate Programme for Practitioners of Land Reform

Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is conducting a Professional Development Certificate Programme for Practitioners of Land Reform from 7 May to 24 August 2012 in Pretoria.

One of the main stumbling blocks faced by land reform beneficiaries is the lack of post-settlement support they receive. This support is not necessarily the exclusive responsibility of government, but requires a range of stakeholders to coordinate the required services. The course will give insights into the policy formulation process and implementation, and examine what systems are in place to provide effective post-settlement support services. Furthermore, the learners will be exposed to the latest developments in the land reform debate and will be addressed by leading figures from government and the private sector on practical solutions to actual challenges faced by government, the private sector and beneficiary communities.

Leaning Outcomes

  • Understand the land reform and post-settlement support environment in South Africa;
  • Understand intergovernmental planning and the importance of intergovernmental relations and co-operative relations;
  • Know the nature of programme and project management and the process of managing a sustainable project as an integral part of land reform strategies;
  • Understand the nature of communication, service delivery and customer orientation;
  • Financial management techniques in the implementation of sector specific policy programmes;
  • Understand and implement the requirements of the PFMA, treasury regulations, and the MTEF process;
  • Skills for effective management of internal controls systems and financial reporting;
  • Understand key principles of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Understand the importance of entrepreneurship in sustainable land reform projects;
  • Skills for the drafting and analysis of business and strategic development plans;
  • Understand the complexities and integrated nature of agricultural land reform projects;
  • Understand and explain the post-settlement support environment;
  • Develop effective post-settlement support strategies for land reform projects.

Who Should Enrol?

  • Government officials working with land reform;
  • Municipal officials exposed to land reform;
  • NGOs;
  • Agricultural unions; and
  • Commodity groups.

Candidates who successfully complete the course, will receive a certificate issued by the University of Pretoria.

The full course will be presented in four contact sessions:

  • 7-11 May 2012
  • 11–15 June 2012
  • 23–27 July 2012
  • 20-24 August 2012

R22 500 per person, and includes all course material, refreshments and lunches.

For registration, enquiries and course content contact Mickaelé Jenkins, Tel: 012 420 5051/6342, Fax: 086 631 7932, E-mail: E-mail:

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 7 May, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 24 August, 2012
Event Venue: 
Main Campus of the University of Pretoria
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