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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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Development Studies and Population Studies Masters Programme Orientation and Registration Print

     Please download the Orientation and Registration Programme scheduled for 3rd-6th February below (Click on Resource). (Venue to be finalized).

 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  ...

 Teaching Opportunity at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

      Mohammed Vawda recently returned from a second period of teaching ...

 SA Research Chair in Poverty Reduction Assesment Team Attend Conference

       (photo courtesy of Dr S Myeni).
      Members of the South African ...

 Tree Planting as Part of Environment Module

      A group of Development Studies Masters students planted indigenous trees (supplied by the UKZN nursery) ...

 Doctoral Student Receives ESSA Award

      Justin Visagie (an Economics doctoral student, supervised by Dori ...

 EU Development Studies Co-operation

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

 Professor Jorge Aguero offers Course for Staff and Students

      Professor Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut,  gave a course on data analysis using micro-data, from 12 to 14 November, 2014. This ...

 EUSAID second Call for Applications

     A second call is out for applications for the EUSAID Scholarships, which closes 28 February 2015.
       EUSA_ID is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides ...

 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, ...

 Recent Seminars 2014

      Christina Cappy (pictured here with Richard Ballard) presented a seminar entitled ‘South African Youth Experiences of Social Cohesion through ...

 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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We have to try and have this child before it is too late: missed opportunities i (2015)
Prospects for spatial knowledge tools in (2014)
Protest and participation in Durban: A focus on Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentwor (2014)
The anti-politics of climate finance: The creation and performativity of the gre (2014)
Traveling concepts in megaproject building: (2014)

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