n South African Journal of Higher Education - Ensuring the right to a healthy environment through school involvement in rural areas : the case of a higher education institution

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Governments often have poor records taking action to solve environmental problems. The South African government has attempted to solve this problem by introducing a Bill of Rights which also enshrines environmental rights. This article shows how an institute of higher learning - the University of South Africa - became involved in rural areas to improve the understanding of the environment and create pathways to sustainable living. Activities were undertaken in schools to try to create improved sustainable living in communities in general. The activities undertaken in rural areas were aimed at and regarded as valuable steps towards ensuring the environmental rights of its people.

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