02/28/2017 - 00:00

An internship is available for a student in economics, tourism management or heritage studies. The project is to undertake a feasibility study into the possible re-use of heritage buildings, constructed by the ‘Nederlands-Zuid Afrikaanse Spoorwermaatschaapij’ (Netherlands South African Railways Company) that operated in the area of the former Transvaal between 1877-1900.

The internship can be carried out over either 4 or 6 months on a remunerated part-time basis.

The intern will be required to:

  • Identify 2 possible sites, originally constructed for the NZASM that show potential for economically feasible re-use with the possiblity of local economic beneficiation.
  • Identify the owner and stakeholders of the three identified sites.
  • Develop for each site:
    • A development vision
    • An action plan
    • Feasibility study
    • Financing model including possible investors and identification of partners.

To be delivered as a single report.

The successful candidate will be:

  • By preference be a masters student in economy or tourism management.
  • Have interest in local economic beneficiation / tourism economics or heritage and development.
  • Be an independent worker
  • Have a reliable internet connection
  • Be mobile, either by public transport or an own vehicle

The internship can be linked to an academic thesis at a South African university.

Contact: Nicholas Clarke - njc.arch@gmail.com for more information.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:49

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