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?

This course is not currently scheduled.

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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 holds a Research Associateship in the School of Law of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, United Kingdom, and at the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa of the University of Cape Town, South Africa (UCT). He effectively combines scholarship in the legal aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability with more than 14 years industry experience as a legal counsel in multinational companies including presently in the French oil giant affiliate in Nigeria, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited.

Nojeem has a doctorate in commercial and industrial law from the University of Lagos and his PhD thesis on CSR and the transformation of the business community towards sustainability won the ‘Best PhD Thesis in Humanities award. He had also finished as the best graduating student in the award of a master's degree in law (LLM) from the University of Lagos and in the bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Lagos State University respectively. Nojeem also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2020). As a well-rounded scholar and legal counsel in multicultural environments, Dr Amodu has both theoretical and practical knowledge in the implementation of sustainability and CSR initiatives in organisations and along their value chain systems.

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.

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