Sustainable Societies Unit

Face of CaracalDirector: Dr Beatrice Conradie

The SSU's mission is explore the social and institutional dimensions of economic development and the interaction between human society and the natural world. Focus areas include: winners and losers in South African economic growth and the interplay between ecological and economic concerns. The SSU was previously known as the Social Surveys Unit and still works on a number of survey pojects, including the Cape Area Panel Study.

Research projects

Major ongoing research projects of the Sustainable Societies Unit include:

The SSU also led several surveys, about which more information can be found on the Data page.

Additional information