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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.
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 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.
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Annual Report 2012 [Annual Report] Print

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

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 Masters Programme: Applications

Applications are now open for the Masters in Development Studies in 2015 (closing date 31 October, 2015). For further information on how to apply, please see Masters Programme: How to Apply.

 Recent Seminars 2014

      Einar Braathen presented a seminar entitled 'Cities of Exception: The role of mega sports events in the BRICs countries, with particular focus on Brazil before the FIFA 2014 World ...

 Our PhD Proposal Presentations

      Alpha Kosse presented his PhD proposal entitled: 'The socio-economic determinants of health in old age in rural and urban KwaZulu-Natal, ...

 Gold Award to Honorary Professor

      Honorary Research Professor, Dianne Scott received the Gold Award for her contribution to Geography, presented by the More

 Death of Former Staff Member

     It is with sadness that the University announces the death of Mary Constance Nicollette Wells (Nikky). Mrs Wells or Nikky, as she was popularly known, joined the University of Natal on the 1st of January 1980 as administrator at the then Centre for Applied Social Sciences, which later became ...

 EU Development Studies Co-operation

      Congratulations to two of our  Masters students, who have ...

 Dori Posel: Marriage and Lobola

      The National Research Foundation Science for Society Lecture: 'Exploring Marriage in the 21st Century: Law, Marriage and Lobola' ...

 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, ...

 BLDS Enables Full-text Access to Our Earlier Research Reports

     We are pleased to announce that the British Library of Development Studies has made available full ...

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Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by e (2014)
Marriage and Bridewealth (Ilobolo) in Contemporary Zulu Society (2014)
Perception of risk of HIV infections and sexual behaviour of the sexually active (2014)
South Africa’s multiple resource curses, the metalworkers’ break and community u (2014)
Schooling in Chatsworth: the persistence of inequalities in post-apartheid South (2013)

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