Letter from the Director of the African Centre for Disaster Studies

Dewald van Niekerk
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 2, No 1 | a10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v2i1.10 | © 2009 Dewald van Niekerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 April 2009 | Published: 25 April 2009

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Dewald van Niekerk, Founder and director of the African Centre for Disaster Studies at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. He is co-author of five academic books and numerous articles., South Africa

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The African Centre for Disaster Studies (ACDS) has come a long way since its inception in 2002. Not only has the Centre found a new home within the Research Focus Area: Sustainable Social Development, but its staff component has grown from three to nine members.


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