Dr Rob Davies

Honorary Professor

Dr Rob Davies retired in May 2019 after completing ten years of service as South African Minister of Trade and Industry and twenty-five years as a Member of Parliament representing the African National Congress. He is an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela School and  holds an Honours degree in Economics from Rhodes University, a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southampton and a Doctorate from the University of Sussex. He was attached to Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique from 1979 to 1990 and was Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Southern African Studies at the University of the Western Cape from 1990 until 1994. He has been a member of organisations of South Africa’s national liberation movement for more than forty years. For at least a decade before that he was an anti-apartheid activist.