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Dr Marius Venter

Associate Professor
Name: Marius Venter
Location: Works remotely
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Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2046


About Dr Marius Venter

The following has been my focus areas:

  • Build the capacity of Local/economic and human settlement development practitioners to professionalise their careers;
  • Promote the study of these disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Promote new excellence, preparing the next generation of Local/ economic and human settlement development practitioners and creating enduring physical and virtual spaces of interactions among practitioners, academia, researchers and stakeholders;
  • Create, apply and transfer multidisciplinary knowledge to help practitioners understand community change and identify opportunities in their communities;
  • Adopt a multi-disciplinary departmental/faculty approach to the implementation of programmes in order to develop state-of-the-art strategies, tools and practices that will promote economic and human settlement developmental practices;
  • Undertake knowledge-based professional development, training and life-long education in sustainable local/economic development principles, practices and emerging technology applications for the incumbent workforce and practising industry professionals;
  • Foster a paradigm shift in the thinking of students (in all disciplines) with regard to local economic and human settlement development by expanding the general knowledge of the development of the discipline, the profession and the society–profession nexus, and creating an awareness of the possibilities of future specialisation in these fields;
  • Work with faculties and private/public sector organisations and other higher education organisations to modify, refine, review or design curricula for identified economic and human settlement development needs to meet the expected standards of academic integrity but with the capability of moving beyond traditional methods that limit flexibility;
  • Promote the building of networks in neighbouring countries and the rest of the African continent, as well as with similar centres and bodies internationally.