Department of Development Studies

Ms S Naidoo

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Development Studies
Tel: 012 429 8838


  • BA Humanities (UJ)
  • BA Honours (UJ)
  • MA (UNISA)

Currently teaching

  • DVA1601
  • HRDVA82
  • Master's supervision

Fields of academic interests

  • Environmental issues
  • Sustainable development
  • Water management
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Public policy surrounding environmental issues
  • Environmental issues brought about from mining activity
  • Food security


Journal articles

  • Naidoo, S. 2015. “An assessment of the impacts of acid mine drainage on socio-economic development in the Witwatersrand: South Africa”. Environment, development and sustainability Journal, Springer 17(5): 1045-1063.
  • Naidoo, S. 2010. An approach to fieldwork: food security and the Ethical issues to be considered in such a study. 40(2): 53-63. Africanus: Journal of Development

Paper presentations

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Young academics programme 2013
  • Mentorship programme 2012/13
  • Member of South African Developemnt Studies Association (SADSA)