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          As part of a larger re-organization of academic schools in 2012, the School of Development Studies has been incorporated into the School of Built Environment and Development Studies together with the schools ...

 Population Studies and Development Studies on YouTube

     To find out what Students and Staff have to say about the Masters programmes in Development Studies and Population Studies watch our YouTube clip.

 Independent Views and Comments on the School and the Centre for Civil Society

     A comment made by Dr Miles Larmer, University of Sheffield.
      ''A great strength ...

 Focus on Africa

     Population Studies and Development Studies have a commitment to contribute to African scholarship in a sustained and meaningful way, and in a variety of forms.
       a) ...

Annual Report 2012 [Annual Report] Print

      Built Environment and Development Studies Annual Report, 2012. Download by clicking on link below.

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 Upcoming Seminar

     School of Built Environment and Development Studies Seminar
      Title: 'Public libraries as engines of development in an age of technological change'
       Speaker: ...

 Engagement with Clairwood Community

     The South African Research Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment team recently reported back to the community on their research findings. It provided an opportunity for the community to comment on the research findings from the 2013 Clairwood community value survey, and ...

 Welcome and Orientation for Masters Students 2015

       (staff and students on day one of orientation).
      Welcome to the new intake of Development ...

 Our Masters Students 2015

      With one or two visitors and staff included for luck in the photo above... see our Masters Students on the field ...

 Land Divided Land Restored: in conversation with Mvuselelo Ngcoya


 Recent Seminars 2015

     Glen Robbins presented a seminar on Decentralisation, governance and municipal budgeting in Brazil, South Africa, India and Peru on 25th February.
      Glen Robbins is a graduate of the former University ...

 Our Graduates Work or Study in Far-flung Places

     Our graduates land up working or studying further in far-flung parts of the world. For more information (derived from what our graduates tell us) see Where are they after qualifying? (As this information is supplied on an ad hoc basis, ...

 Welcome to New Staff

     It is with pleasure that we welcome Shauna Mottiar, Senior Lecturer and Stephen Olivier Research Co-ordinator for the DST/NRF Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction ...

 Rick Turner Scholarship

     The University KwaZulu-Natal has gratefully received a generous bequest via the terms of the last Will of Winifred Jane Turner, mother of the late 'Rick' Turner who was so tragically assassinated during the apartheid era.  The University is pleased to establish a Bursary Fund in memory ...

 Applications open for Masters Programme Bursaries (Economic Development)

     There are two bursaries for Master*s study attached to the DST/NRF Research Chair in Economic Development, held by Professor Posel. Students who receive these bursaries will work on a dissertation topic aligned with the focus areas ...

 Applications open for Masters Bursaries (Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment)

     Applications are open for two bursaries for Masters study attached to the DST/NRF Research Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment, held by Professor Bracking. Students who receive these bursaries will work on a dissertation ...

 Dori Posel Presents to UN Expert Group Convened by UN Women

      In November 2014, Dori Posel (NRF/DST  Research Chair in Economic Development) ...

 Change to PhD Applications Procedure

     For more on PhD Applications view the PhD applications page.
      There is a slight change to the PhD applications procedure in 2015. We now have in place two  ...

 Deadline Extension: EUSAID second Call for Applications

      The deadline for the second call for applications for the EUSAID Scholarships has been extended to 31 March 2015.
       EUSA_ID ...

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Is the climate justice movement ready to scale-jump Our politics? (2014)
Perspectivas críticas sobre os BRICS; Critical perspectives on the BRICS (2014)
Social scientists’ failure of analytical nerve. (2014)
South Africa’s resource curses and growing social resistance (2014)
Vor der WM ist nach der WM: Südafrika war keine Fifa-Erfolgsgeschichte. (2014)

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