Professional Development Center

6 MONTHS ROLLING PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

No.

Activity

Description

Official responsible

Proposed date

Suggested Location

1

Launch of Rebranded NDHS Scholarship

To relaunch the Scholarship fund in partnership with key role players.

Focus on pledges and mentorship.

Mrs. Duduzile Khoza, Deputy Director: Scholarship Programme

31st March 2016

NMMU, Port Elizabeth.

2.

 

Launch of University of Free State Honors in Spatial Planning specializing in Human Settlements

To profile the relationship between the University if the Free State and DHS named degree Honours in 2016.

Mrs. Nomvuyo Diko,  Deputy Director: Professionalisation

14 April 2016

Bloemfontein

3.

 

Launch of the Textbook for Human Settlements Management and Development

To profile the output achieved by the Nelson Mandela University

Mrs. Nomvuyo Diko, Deputy Director: Professionalisation

May 2016

NMMU, Port Elizabeth.

4.

 

Winter School

Motivational programme for NMMU/Fort Hare Human Settlements students

Mrs. Nomvuyo Diko, Deputy Director

Ms Refilwe Mooketsi, Assistant Director: Scholarship Programme

June 2016

NMMU, Port Elizabeth.

5.

Launch of South African Institute for Human Settlements Practitioners

To profile the urgency around Professionalisation in the sector and to reach a large number of interested and affected parties in the DHS and municipalities.

Mr. Brendan Boyce, Director: Professional Projects

September  2016

Pretoria

6.

Human Settlement Conference

 

To promote the human settlement professional and knowledge generation and exchange

Mr. Brendan Boyce,  Director: Professional Projects

3-7 October 2016

Port Elizabeth

Notice

Department of Human Settlements Courses and Bursaries Offering for 2016

Institution Description Download
UNISA
DO YOU WANT TO RESISTER FOR A HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DEGREE? SEMESTER 2 REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM 9 UNTIL 20 MAY 2016
 

If you are a Prospective student? Please apply online at www.unisa.ac.za, and follow the Undergraduate higher certificates, diplomas & degrees link.The qualification to be selected is Bachelor of Administration in Human Settlements Management (90016) in the College Economic and Management Science.The application process has an Apply online now link at the bottom of the page. This button must be used to create a new user account and to provide full details of the application.

New Human Settlements Management Degree offered at UNISA from 2016.

This 3 year qualification BAdmin (Human Settlements Management) is aimed at human settlements public officials & managers as well as students interested to be employed in the human settlements sector. Please visit the Unisa website on www.unisa.ac.za to get more information on application and registration information.

 
 
Contact details of the Applications  Department are 012 429-6171/8843 or 012 441-5329, email address applications@unisa.ac.za
 
 
Brochure
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Human Settlements Scholarships / Bursary Advertisement for 2016
 

BACHELOR OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DEVELOPMENT (BHSD)

Only for ACCEPTED 1st Year students of the BHSD at NMMU Missionvale Campus.Applications are invited from top performing and financially disadvantaged first year students who have already been accepted at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) for the Bachelor of Human Settlements Development degree in 2016.

The Department of Human Settlements in partnership with the Chair for Education in Human Settlements Development and Management (Chair4HSD) seeks to award a number of scholarships and bursaries.

Brochure

 

Overview

The Professionalisation of the Human Settlements Sector refers to the acquisition of relevant skills and knowledge, both for personal development and for career advancement of Human Settlements officials.

Professional Development of the sector encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities ranging from undergraduate and post graduate degrees to credit bearing short learning programmes also known as continued professional development programmes and informal learning opportunities situated in practice.

 

Human Settlements Education and Career Pathways

Unisa Programmes

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is proud to announce an exciting degree in Human Settlements Management in 2016. Online admission application for this qualification will be open from 03 August 2015 until 31st August 2015 for hard copy applications and closing date for on-line applications is 31st September 2015. Please click below links for more details.

 

Applications for admission to Semester 2 will be open from 9 to 20 May 2016.
Prospective students need to apply online at www.unisa.ac.za, and follow the Undergraduate higher certificates, diplomas & degrees link.The qualification to be selected is Bachelor of Administration in Human Settlements Management (90016) in the College Economic and Management Science. Step 4 of the application process has an Apply online now link at the bottom of the page. This button must be used to create a new user account and to provide full details of the application. The contact details of the Applications  Department are 012 429-6171/8843 or 012 441-5329, email address applications@unisa.ac.za

Wits University Programmes

The National Department of Human Settlements facilitates new postgraduate offering in the field of Housing & Human Settlements. The Masters of Built Environment (MBE) is a recent programme tailored to creating specialists in Housing Theory and Practise.

This programme is targeted at Human Settlements officials at the National,Provincial and local sphere of government, with an honours or PG Diploma.This is formulated as a range of short courses namely:

1. HTCP - Housing Theory Concepts and Policy
2. HFL - Housing Finance and Law
3. STS - Social and Technical Sustainability
4. Housing Seminar (informal settlement upgrading) (Elective)
5. Management of Existing Housing Stock.

Flyer for the short courses and MBE Housing degree

The above short courses can be articulated into Masters. Further information can be obtained from : http://wits-enterprise.co.za/c/human-settlements-and-housing-theory-conc...

Institution Course Outline Related Link

Wits

 

 

 

Housing Theory, Concepts and Policy Course Outline

This course can be used for credits towards the following degrees: 

1. MBE (Housing)
2. Masters in Urban Studies
3. Masters in Development Planning

 

Human Settlements and Housing: Theory, Concepts and Policy

 

 

 

 

Wits

 School of Architecture & Planning

Brochure

Stellenbosch University Programmes

The Department of Human Settlements and Stellenbosch University’s  School of Public Leadership are working on a partnership that is aimed at launching an Executive Leadership and Management programme in Sustainable Human Settlements Development.  Read more…

University of Forth Hare programmes

University of Fort Hare has launched a new Degree in Human Settlements named: Bachelor of Social Science in Human Settlements. The target is matric learners and Human Settlements officials. Read more...

INSTITUTION COURSE OUTLINE RELATED LINK
University of Forth Hare Bachelor of Social Science in Human Settlements Brochure
 

University of Free State

INSTITUTION COURSE OUTLINE RELATED LINK
UFS Department of Urban and Regional Planning Brochure

 


 

Previous Activities

  • Click here for a list of previous activities [pdf]
  • BHSD classes commence: 10 February 2014
  • Professionalisation Survey -  Free State, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga
  • Introduction to Human Settlements Book Review - 28 May 2014
  • Human Settlements Professional Development Symposium, our Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks will be delivering a key note address. This will take place on the 22nd September 2014 at the Cape Town Peninsula University of Technology.
    Map [pdf]
    Directions to the Bellville Campus [pdf]
  • South African Housing Foundation International Conference will take place 29th September 2014 - 1st October 2014 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Cape Town. Theme: Affordable Housing Opportunities for Southern Africa.

Resources

Practitioner Library

Relevant Links

  • Urban Development Related E-Courses from the World Bank Institute
  • Inclusive Cities Webinar Series 
  • South African National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP)

General Contact

National Department of Human Settlements

Tsholo Rashlako: Tsholo.Rasehlako@dhs.gov.za
Nomvuyo Diko: Nomvuyo.Diko@dhs.gov.za

 

 

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