Marjorie Naidoo’s fascination lies at the intersection of Design and Urbanism, Ethics, Political Economics, and Sustainability. She presents the module on Transdisciplinary Design for Transformation.
Her first interest in Economics led to her achieving a B Econ Hons degree under Prof Sampie Terreblanche at the University of Stellenbosch. Subsequently she embarked on a career in Communications & Promotions, and served in seven government and non-government institutions in that capacity, the subject matter ranging from Mineral Affairs to Road Safety to the Wool Industry; Iron & Steel to Tourism to Telecommunications; and finally the Craft & Design sector. During her career she acted as journalist, scriptwriter and photographer, produced a small mountain of corporate marketing material, planned communication campaigns and wrote business strategies, did research and information management, designed a communications department, was editor for several sector magazines, curated exhibitions, managed a building project, and took photographs of mines and steelworks hanging from a helicopter. In 2011 she returned to US for a B Phil Sustainable Development Planning & Management under Prof Mark Swilling, completing it part-time, cum laude. She completed her M Phil in 2015, exploring how Design could contribute to a Sustainable City.