Department of Development Studies

Ms B Maphosa

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Development Studies
Tel: 012 429 3700


  • BA UZ
  • BA Hon Gender Studies UNISA
  • MA Development Studies UNISA

Fields of academic interests

  • Gender
  • Water and climate change
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Rural and urban development
  • Postcolonial debates

Journal articles

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of SADSA – South African Development Studies Association
  • Member of SAAGS - South African Association for Gender Studies


  • Response of urban and peri-urban aquatic ecosystems to riparian zones land uses and human settlements