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South Africa


Academic CoursesS

  • ISE 443 (cross-listed: MGT 477):Project Management

  • ECN 477: Economic Development & Community Building


Faculty

Linda Brennan, Professor of Management, Stetson School of Business & Economics

Harold Tessendorf, Executive Director Macon Area Habitat for Humanity


Program Highlights

Service Project Description:

Students will participate in the development of Pelican Park, an interracial and interfaith community in Cape Town, working on several different aspects of community development, including:

·Facilitating Asset-Based Community Development, e.g., preparing a feasibility study and project plan to establish a ReStore retail operation in Cape Town

·Consulting with small businesses on business development in the Pelican Park Community

Working on Habitat for Humanity South Africa construction projects (check out: www.habitat.org.za/video)

 

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The students have an opportunity to tour Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, as well as beautiful Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent. Table Mountain, one of the New Wonders of Nature is also on our list. Visits to a local Rotary Club, the University of Cape Town, and other points of cultural comparison are also planned.

July is winter in South Africa, where temperatures typically range from 45-63°F (www.goafricaabout.com), (www.capetowntravel.com).


Contact Information

For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.