- Applied Economics (Convenor)
- Inputs in the following modules: Development Planning Theory and Practice; Globalisation, Governance and Civil Society.
Firoz Khan holds a Masters in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Natal (Durban). Firoz has worked in the NGO (Centre for Community and Labour Studies – Durban; Isandla Institute – Cape Town), University (School of Public Policy and Management – University of Durban Westville) and Government sector/s as senior Researcher, Lecturer and Manager of the Parliamentary Research Unit, respectively. He has contributed to various policy documents including the White Paper on Local Government (Department of Provincial and Local Government); White Paper on Public Service Training and Education (Department of Public Service and Administration); Strategic Framework for Promoting Municipal-Community Partnerships (for the Department of Provincial and Local Government and funded by the United States Agency for International Development); and, more recently, the Local Economic Development Policy Framework (Department of Provincial and Local Government). He is currently working with the Department of Housing in the revision of the Housing White Paper (1995). His work in local government spans both policy research and technical assistance funded by donors and aid agencies (includes USAid, DFID, IDRC, Oxfam, Mott Foundation, Interfund); national and international universities; international organisations (UNDP, UNCHS, UMP), non-governmental organisations; national departments, and, various municipalities. He has published fairly extensively in national and international journals in the areas of globalisation, local economic development, urban restructuring, institutional transformation, informality and poverty-eradication. His most recent publications include two (co-authored) articles in Democratising Local Government: The South African Experiment (Juta/UCT Press); and a book - co-edited with Petal Thring- titled Housing Policy and Practice in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Heinemann).