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    South African German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR)

    at the University of the Western Cape , Bellville

    Content and Goals

    The SA-GER CDR at the University of the Western Cape trains the next generation of executive elites in Master’s and PhD degree programmes related to Development Studies. Students of the Centre are given the preparation needed to meet the specific economic, social and political challenges which will arise in the course of the region’s development processes.

    The courses offered by the Centre include seminars in economics and social sciences as well as public administration. All of these research-orientated degree programmes link the theoretical training with a strong empirical component. In terms of content, the degree programmes concentrate on case studies from the region. The programme content covers:

    • Characteristics and causes of growth deficits and the unequal distribution of resources in developing countries
    • Strategic approaches to reducing poverty
    • Roles of various players in the development process
    • Approaches to reforming areas of the domestic economy, foreign trade, and public administration
      (good governance, combating corruption, and reform)
    • Transformations of social and political systems

    UWC Centres of Excellence training workshop on the new DigiFace digital teaching and learning platform

    In the first week of December 2020, the two UWC DAAD Centres of Excellence – the South African-German Centre for Development Research SA-GER CDR and…


    DAAD’s Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland, RUB’s Rector Prof. Dr. Axel Schölmerich and Chancellor Dr. Christina Reinhardt visited the South African-German Centre for Development Research

    In early 2020, South Africa has welcomed and hosted the ’27th Delegation Visit for Leaders of German Higher Education Management’, organized by the International DAAD…


    Digitalization-Kick-off: New Digital Infrastructure for the Network of the DAAD Centres of Excellence

    On March 3-6, 2020 the Kick-off Meeting of the new digitalization project DigiFace took place at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. DigiFace – short…


    Call for applications – International Alumni Conference

    The South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at UWC/Cape Town (South Africa) together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)…


    Networking Visit of Prof. Julian May at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

    As part of the networking activities between the Ghanaian-German Center for Development Studies (GGCDS) and the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR), the…


    New Publications at the South African-German Centre for Development Research

    Davison Muchadenyika, PhD candidate at the SA-GER CDR published a new paper titled ‘Multi-Donor Trust Funds and Fragile States: Assessing the Aid Effectiveness of the Zimbabwe…


    New Scholarship holders selected for the intake 2017!

    Protests at South African Universities For the intake 2017 the selection committee of the SA-GER CDR selected 4 Master and 2 Phd Students out of…


    Alumni SA-GER CDR: My Experience as a MILEAD 2015 Fellow

    Chifundo Patience Chilera, MADM graduate and South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) scholarship holder from Malawi from the 2012-2014 intake, has been selected…



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