Message from the H.O.D. Prof. J. Cherry

Welcome to the Department of Development Studies. Our department is at the critical interface between human society and nature, confronting the challenges of the 21st Century and searching for just and sustainable solutions to these challenges. A truly transdisciplinary department, our focus is on sustainable social and economic development. We offer a full range of academic programmes from undergraduate through to Doctoral level, with specialised programmes in Development Finance and Maritime Development. We welcome students from across Africa and our staff are committed young scholars from many different African countries, with backgrounds in various disciplines from economics to environmental sciences. I hope you find your experience in Development Studies Department at Nelson Mandela University a stimulating and life-changing one.