The 6th International Conference on Ethics Education is organized under the auspices of the International Association for Education in Ethics (https://www.ethicsassociation.org/).
The main goals of the Association are the following:
1) to exchange knowledge and expertise regarding the teaching of ethics in various educational settings;
2) to promote the development of methods and best practices in ethics education;
3) to promote collaboration and contact between educators from countries around the world; and
4) to facilitate and enhance the teaching of ethics at national, regional and international levels (Ten Have, 2016:6)1.
Since 2012, the International Conference on Ethics Education has been hosted in North America (USA, 2013), Middle East (Turkey, 2014), South America (Brazil, 2015), Europe (Spain, 2016) and Asia (India, 2017); the next significant region being Africa.
In the last 10 to 15 years, South Africa has been very actively involved in offering a wide array of medical ethics and research ethics training courses on tertiary level, as well as various continuous professional development programmes for health professionals. In addition, there is a growing number of community leaders, politicians, Constitutional Court judges and academics from a wide variety of disciplines that recognise the importance of fostering ethics education skills amongst school teachers and university lecturers in order to facilitate ethics awareness and ethics reasoning at all educational levels. As such, South Africa is proud to host the 6th International Conference on Ethics Education at Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch (South Africa) from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2018.
As beautiful as it is, the Western Cape is a water-scarce part of the world (much like other successful tourist regions like Southern California and Western Australia) and is vulnerable to the effects of climate change and susceptible to periodic droughts. At present the Western Cape is experiencing a significant drought. Traditionally we experience most of our rain during the winter period, starting May and continuing to August. However, rain can be experienced anytime of the year.
Cape Town and the Western Cape are open for business in spite of the current drought. Visitors and delegates will arrive in a place with a significant breadth and depth of experiences, and exceptional beauty, but we encourage you to be mindful of water-wise tourism and business travel when you’re here.
To counter the short-term effects of the drought, the City of Cape Town has put in place a number of initiatives to increase the supply of water and make provision for extreme water shortages. There are still many places across the Western Cape that are not as severely affected by the drought, such as the nearby Garden Route and the Cape Overberg.