Desmond Victor Daniels is a registered social worker and is currently supervising fourth year social work students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He holds an Honours degree in African political studies (UCT) and a Masters degree in Public Administration from UWCs School of Government. He completed non-degree courses at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Welfare Law, Political Science, African Politics and State Sovereignty.

He has lectured extensively and is an experienced trainer of lay persons in civic structures and NGOs.