This project (originally funded by the CS Mott Foundation) seeks to entrench philanthropy within the discipline of Development Studies through teaching, research and publication opportunities for post graduate students. The aims of the project are to develop an MA template for the course: Philanthropy and Development, publish research findings in an edited volume: ‘Variations of Philanthropy in South Africa: Social Justice, Horizontality and Ubuntu’ and sustain the Young Researchers Philanthropy Initiative.
This study seeks to understand contemporary struggles and social protest in Durban in relation to national protest trends. It involves research drawn from a number of Durban case studies including Umlazi, Cato Manor (Wards 30 and 101), Chatsworth, Wentworth and Merebank. The study is centred on understanding whether protest in South Africa is counter hegemonic and how participation at local levels occurs in both ‘invited’ as well as ‘invented’ spaces. Publications include articles in Development and Change (2013), Journal of Contemporary African Studies (2013), Politikon (2012 and 2014) and Democratisation (2015).
Funded by Irish Aid this project is a partnership among the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Dar es Salaam, Makerere and Limerick. Its purpose is to train a cohort of PhD students and foster research collaborations on the subject of connecting public administration, policy and communities. The UKZN based research is centred on the impact of the roll-out of HIV/AIDS services in South Africa across three provinces: KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Limpopo.