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Certified Good Citizenship

About This Course

The course will provide you with the relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills to become a democratically competent citizen.

The aim is to educate participants about relevant concepts prevalent in a democratic country in a vivid manner in order to ultimately promote active and responsible citizenship based upon informed understanding of good governance and informing responsible citizenship behaviour. The course goal and objectives are aimed at providing the knowledge, attitudes and skills to understand good citizenship and act as a good citizen.

The goal of this course is to provide you with a high level understanding of your responsibilities, roles and rights as a citizen through theory as well as practical examples and exercises in the South African context.


Students are required to go through the Learning material presented in the course and to complete the questionnaires until they pass.

Course Staff

Erwin Schwella

Prof Erwin Schwella

Professor of Public Leadership at the School of Public Leadership
University of Stellenbosch

Thys Pretorius

Thys Pretorius

Collaboratory Coordinator at the School of Public Leadership
University of Stellenbosch

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, all course material is available under every topic.

What does it cost to take this course?

This online course is free for everyone. The exam to obtain the certificate will cost you something though.

How do I log in to take the course?

Once you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the home page and type in your email address and password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses.

How do I reset my password?

Follow this link to change your password.

What time is the class?

The course takes place at your convenience. Lectures and assignments are available 24 hours a day, which means you can watch videos and complete work whenever you have time. Simply log in to your course and work through the course material.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

Please contact us! We’ll do our best to help.

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  2. Classes Start

    Jan 01, 2015