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New Scholarship Holders at our Centre!

We want to welcome six new scholarship holders at the Development Research Section of our Centre at the University of the Western Cape. Whereas Kennedy Alatinga (missing on the foto) and Kassahun Kelifa (middle) are taking part in our phd programme, Collins Yeboah, Winnie Sambu, Joyce Marangu and Seyfe Tadesse are studying the MA in Development Studies.


Network Meeting of the DAAD Centres of Excellence took place in Windhoek/Namibia

From 14 - 17 March 2012, Dr. Gabriele Bäcker and Britta Niklas took part in the network meeting of the DAAD Centres of Excellence (DAAD-magazine) at the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics. On 17th March 2012, the opening ceremony of the meeting took place in the Polytechnic Hotel School close to the campus of the Polytechnic of Namibia. During the Meeting the topic " Governance, Institutions and Legal Pluralism" was discussed in order to learn from each other´s experience in the management of the cetnres.

Gruppenfoto Windhoek

MA Students meet the South African President Jacob Zuma at the budget speech

Two of oPresidentZumaWithMAstudentur Master students, Winnie Sambu and Seyfe Tadesse, were invited to participate at the South African budget speech, which was held at the South African Parliament in Cape Town on 22nd February 2012. This gave them the unique opportunity not only to gain first-hand experiences in development policy issues but, in addition to this, to meet the South African President, Jacob Zuma, face-to-face!

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