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Dr Jacques de Wet (Senior Lecturer, Development Studies convenor)

Current teaching areas: 

Social statistics, qualitative data analysis, development theory & practice.

Current research interests: 

Sociology of organisation, social change and identity in post-apartheid South Africa, people-centred development

Recent Publications 

De Wet, J.P. (2017) Affirmative Action in the Workplace: From Numbers to Dialogue. In Lefko-Everett, K., Govender, R. and Foster, D. (Eds), Rethinking Reconciliation: Evidence from South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press. (ISBN 13 978-0-7969-2554-1)

Phillips, T. & De Wet, J.P. (2017) Towards rigorous practice: A framework for assessing naturalistic evaluations in the development sector. Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 23, No. 1. (ISSN 13563890, SAGE)

Hatcher, A., De Wet, J., Bonell, C, Phetla, G., Strange, V., Pronyk, P., Kim, J., Morrison, L., Watts, C, Porter, C., & Hargreaves, J. (2016) Is Microfinance Coupled with Gender Training Empowering for Women? Lessons from the IMAGE Process Evaluation in Rural South Africa. In S. L. Dworkin, M. Ghandi and P. Passano (eds) Women’s empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First-Century Agenda. University of California Press, pp. 2010-231. (ISBN 9780520272880)

De Wet, J.P. & Schoots, J. (2015 online, 2016 in print) The Learning Organisation: Conditions of Possibility in a Feminist NGO. Development in Practice, Vol 26, No. 1, 64-76. (ISSN: 0961-4524, Routledge)

De Wet, J.P., Bacher, J., & Wetzelhütter, D. (2015 online, 2016 in print) Towards greater validity in Schwartz’s portrait values indicator using experimental research. Quality & Quantity International Journal of Methodology, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1567-1587. DOI 10.1007/s11135-015-0221-1. (ISSN 0033-5177, Springer)

De Wet, J. (2013) Collective Agency and Resistance to Imposed Development in Rural South Africa. Paper No. 373. Development Sociology and Social Anthropology, Bielefeld University, Germany. (ISSN 0936-3408)

De Wet, J. (2012) Friends, Enemies or “Frienemies”: Development and Civil Society Organisations Relations with the State in a Democratic South Africa. Paper No. 370 Development Sociology and Social Anthropology, Bielefeld University, Germany. (ISSN 0936-3408)

De Wet, J. P. (2011) ‘We don’t want your development!’ Resistance to Imposed Development in North Eastern Pondoland. In T. Kepe and L. Ntsebeza (eds) Rural Resistance in South Africa. The Mpondo Revolts After Fifty Years, pp. 259-278. Leiden: E.J. Brill. (ISSN 1570-9310; ISBN: 978-90-04-21446-0). Published in 2012 by UCT Press.

Hatcher, A., De Wet, J., Bonell, C, Phetla, G., Strange, V., Pronyk, P., Kim, J., Morrison, L., Watts, C, Porter, C., & Hargreaves, J. (2011) Assessing the Role of Critical Consciousness in a South African HIV Intervention: Translating Theory into Practice. Health Education Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 542-555 (ISSN 0268-1153, Oxford University Press)

De Wet, J. P. (2010) On the Horns of a Dilemma: Non-profit Organisations’ Relations with the State in Post-apartheid South Africa. Africanus: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 40. No. 2, pp.3-17 (ISSN 0304-615X)

Porter, S. & De Wet, J. (2009) Who will Guard the Guardians? The contribution of Sen’s Capability Approach to Capacity Development Evaluation Frameworks. Development in Practice, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 288-299. (ISSN 0961-4524, Routledge)

De Wet, J. P. (2008) Passive Resistance to Western Capitalism in Rural South Africa: From Abantu Babomvu to AmaZiyoni. Journal for the Study of Religion, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 32-61. (ISSN 1011-7601)

De Wet, J. P. (2007) Book review essay of Adésínà, J.O., Graham, Y. & Olukoshi, A. (Eds) 2006. Africa & Development. Challenges in the New Millennium. The NEPAD Debate. London: Zed Book. African Sociological Review, Vol.11, No. 2, pp. 134-138. (ISSN 1027-4332)

Erasmus, Z.E. & De Wet, J.P. (2006) Not naming "race": Some medical students' experiences and perceptions of "race” and racism at the Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Cape Town.  Intercultural and Diversity Studies in Southern Africa, University of Cape Town. (ISBN 0-9802563-0-5)

Herbst, A., De Wet, J., & Rijsdijk, S. (2005) A Survey of Music Education in the Primary Schools of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula. Journal of Research in Music Education, Vol.53, No.3, pp. 260-283. (ISSN 0022-4294)

De Wet, J. & Erasmus, Z. (2005) Towards Rigour in Qualitative Analysis. Qualitative Research Journal, Vol.5, No. 1, pp. 27-40. (ISSN 1448-0980)

Research Reports

De Wet, J.P. and Erasmus, Z. (2013) Re-thinking “Race” and Affirmative Action in South Africa. Social Identity and Organisation Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town. Research report commissioned by the Ford Foundation.

De Wet, J.P. (2012) Umdibaniso. A South African Company’s Hybrid Style: Model, Threats and Remedies. Social Identity and Organisation Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town. Research report commissioned by a multi-national company.

De Wet, J.P. (2010) Post-Instrumentalism and African Humanism: Hybrid Leadership and Management Styles in a South African Company. Social Identity and Organisation Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town. Research report commissioned by a multi-national company.

De Wet, J.P. (2010) Negotiating Identity in the Workplace: Black African Managers Experiences. Research Report. Social Identity and Organisation Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town.