SADSA

WELCOME TO SADSA

South African Development Studies Association

On 30 September 2011 a founding conference was held at Unisa during which a unanimous decision was taken to establish the Association. The conference was attended by 60 academics from about 11 South African universities. In his opening speech at the conference, the VC and Principal, Prof Mandla Makhanyemphasised the importance of forming a subject association to promote the interests of the discipline of Development Studies and to act as a clearing house in negotiations with the government and other bodies.

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Who we are.

 South African Development Studies Association (SADSA) is open to all individuals, institutions, corporations and organisations interested in and active in the field of development. Currently our membership constitutes mainly of individual academics attached to Departments, Centres and Institutes of Development Studies in South Africa as well as individual teaching and research institutions. The founding values of the SA Constitution, namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms constitute the vision of the Association.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

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Promote understanding of national and international development matters, theories, and practices.

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Facilitate teaching, workshops, discussion and study groups, seminars, congresses, publications, and research.

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Implement means that conform with SADSA’s aims and objectives and are approved by Council.

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Encourage and establish contact to stimulate cooperative relationships among individuals, institutions, and agencies.

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Foster cooperation with entities in South Africa and abroad concerned with the study and promotion of national and international development.

 

Activities of Individuals and Member Institutions

We aim to Promote and undertake scientific research on development in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the social sciences and humanities and also:

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