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Corporate social responsibility, citizenship and business sustainability


Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are popular concepts, but they are often misconstrued and poorly implemented.

This course blends theory and practical insights with an understanding of the complementary concepts of CSR and sustainability. It provides an excellent opportunity for participants to understand how these constructs are conceptualised and put into practice within African countries and in major international regulatory dialogues across the world. Participants will gain a better understanding of the nuances concerning these concepts, and will not only appreciate the extent of their rights and responsibilities in CSR-related legislations in South Africa and beyond, but will also be better able to comply with such CSR requirements within the jurisdiction.

Join us for an eight-hour course, held over two days.

When and where?

6 and 7 December 2021, 13:00 to 17:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

The following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to CSR and business sustainability
  • Terminologies: conceptual clarifications
  • Country-by-country conceptual analysis of CSR and sustainability
  • World outlook of CSR in international regulatory dialogues
  • CSR in practice: stakeholder engagement and risk management

Who will benefit from this course?

The course will not only appeal to academics, researchers and policy-makers, but will also be applicable to corporate managers, executives and directors, attorneys, legal consultants, compliance officers, and company secretaries, among others.


Dr Nojeem Amodu is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA), Department of Commercial Law of the University of Cape Town (UCT). His PhD thesis on corporate social responsibility and business sustainability won the best PhD thesis in humanities. Nojeem consistently graduated top of his class from his LLB degree at the Lagos State University to the LLM and PhD degrees from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Dr Amodu is a well-rounded contract specialist with more than 10 years' cumulative experience as both external solicitor and in-house corporate and commercial legal counsel in different multicultural environments and in leading multinational corporations including Dangote Industries Limited.

How much?

R2,200 per person


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.

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