School of Development Studies

Welcome message from the Head of School

Prof Estelle Boshoff 
Welcome to the School of Development Studies. This dynamic School currently offers four programmes which are, Development Studies Programme, consisting of ungraduate degree, Honours and Master’s degree. Other programmes in the school are Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Administration. The qualifications within the school are designed to offer knowledge and skills in a range of multidimensional and multidisciplinary approaches in order that students produced can contribute to the economic growth and development of the society of South Africa and beyond. The programmes furthermore give insight to the development of the strong integration and understanding of the context based development, social, political and economic underpinnings in order that the triple threat of poverty, unemployment and inequality can be addressed. Below are the details of each and every programme offered by the school.


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Contact Us

  • Dr T Madzivhandila
  • Programme Leader: Bachelor of Development Studies

    Tel:  (013) 002 0198
  • Dr JN Molepo
  • Programme Leader: Bachelor of Administration

    Tel:  (013) 002 0353