Today we have with us Deon Pretorius, He is regarded as a role model as an ‘engaged scholar’ who stepped outside of the ‘ivory tower’, a successful and popular professor of Development Studies with a focus on Applied Sociology, Development Planning, and Development Policy at Nelson Mandela University and has also led teams and conducted work that resulted in more than 150 research, policy, strategic or development planning documents.
Deon has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Warwick where he was supervised by Margaret Archer influential theorist in the critical realist tradition, examined by the distinguished methodologist Prof Robert Burgess and respected South African Sociologist, Prof Cornie Groenewald.
He taught Sociology at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) from 1983 to 1994 and then taught Development Studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) from 2006 until the present. From 1995 to 2006 Director of a Multi-Disciplinary Research and Development Planning Institute. From 2006 to the present he has been the Managing Director of Development Partners.Support the show