School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Prof Sagie Narsiah


Prof. Narsiah is a geographer by training. His key interest is in the geography of development, focusing on the impact of development policy at various geographical scales and the resistance of communities to neoliberal state interventions. He does this using the lens of water and other basic services. He has on-going interests in the political economy of South Africa, social and critical theory, local government, boundaries and boundary disputes, social movements in general, sustainable livelihoods, and public participation, among others.’

Research interests

  • Geography of Development
  • Political economy of South Africa
  • Political Economy of Basic Services provision
  • Social and critical theory
  • Local government
  • Boundaries and boundary disputes
  • Social movements in general
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Public participation