The Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (GDARDE) and the University of Johannesburg’s Process, Energy & Environmental Technology Station (UJ PEETS) are delighted to invite academia, local government, industry, civil society, and the general public to the 5th Annual Gauteng Environmental Research Symposium (GERS V).


To join the symposium and access the programme, click here.

GERS V Speaker Booklet, available here.


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Theme: Integrated Waste Management: Focus on townships and informal settlements: A Just Transition to a Circular Economy. #BeatPlasticPollution

Date: 26 October 2023 | 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Online (link to be shared with those who register)

Register here


This symposium provides a platform to engage with the forefront of environmental research in the Gauteng Province. With a specific focus on Integrated Waste Management in townships and informal settlements, the event aims to explore the concept of a Just Transition to a Circular Economy. Learn more about GERS V here.

Join us for a day of insightful presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions featuring renowned experts in the field. Be part of the conversation that seeks to address the environmental challenges facing our communities and envision a sustainable future.


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Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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