GCRO Publications

GCRO Publications

 

Visit the GCRO home page at www.gcro.ac.za For information on accessing GCRO Publications collection content please contact Bongi Mphuti via email : bongi.mphuti@wits.ac.za or Tel (W) : 011 717 1978

Recent Submissions

  • Harber, Jesse; Parker, Alexandra; Joseph, Kate; Maree, Gillian (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2018-02)
    In many parts of Gauteng, streets are congested with cars, trucks, minibus taxis, pedestrians, and informal traders. In other parts, streets are quiet, underutilised and frequently underserviced. The surface quality of the ...
  • Bobbins, Kerry; Trangos, Guy (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2018-01)
    The extraction of gold along the Witwatersrand mining belt has fundamentally shaped the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) over more than a century. Mining in the region occurred across a vast area. The Witwatersrand basin is made ...
  • Parker, Alexandra; Rubin, Margot (2017-11)
    South African cities were designed and legislated to enforce spatial marginalisation of Africans, coloureds and Indians to peripheral urban settlements. The legacy of this intentionally constructed racially segregated space ...
  • Bobbins, Kerry; Culwick, Christina (2016-09)
    As the population, economy and urban built environment in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) expand, government is increasingly under pressure to provide urban infrastructure to support growth. It is increasingly important that ...
  • Abrahams, Caryn (2017-07)
    There is an apparent resurgence of racism, xenophobia, and discrimination on the basis of ethnicity in South Africa. In this context careful policy-focused analytical work is critical to advance the constitutional values ...
  • Peberdy, Sally; Harrison, Philip; Dinath, Yasmeen (2017-08)
    Peripheral areas of the Gauteng City-Region – like small towns on the edge, large peri-urban and commercial farming areas, sprawling dormitory townships, huge swathes of displaced urbanisation in ex-Bantustans, and remote ...
  • Bobbins, Kerry
    Acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) has been described in the media as a ticking time bomb after it was officially reported to have begun surfacing from old mining works on the West Rand in 2002 ...
  • Mushongera, Darlington (2015-04-17)
    The GCRO Barometer 2014 depicts developmental progress in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) in a single interactive graphic using 38 indicators across ten key sectors. It serves as a tracking and diagnostic tool to inform ...
  • Bergman, Robert (2015-03-30)
    Higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) and elsewhere are increasingly being called upon to do more than their traditional roles of teaching and research. They are now expected to collaborate ...
  • Greyling, Talita (2015-03-30)
    GCRO's 'Quality of Life' survey and outputs are increasingly part of the research landscape, with both policy and academic uptake. However, to ensure that the results are as accurate as possible, we commission external ...
  • Wray, Chris; Musango, Josephine; Damon, Kavesha; Cheruiyot, Koech (2015-03-30)
    Urban growth and land use change models have the potential to become important tools for urban spatial planning and management. Before embarking on any modelling, however, GCRO felt it was important to take note of, and ...
  • Mabin, Alan (2015-03-27)
    The mission of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) is to help illuminate trends and dynamics shaping the region of towns and cities in and around Gauteng, and also enhance understanding of the idea of the Gauteng ...
  • Mubiwa, Brian; Annegarn, Harold (2015-03-27)
    This Occasional Paper is one of two that GCRO has commissioned specifically to deepen our understanding of the past of the GCR. Both focus on aspects of the region’s spatial past, and ought to be read together. This paper ...
  • Jennings, Ross (2015-03-27)
    This publication contains the findings from a GCRO survey of citizen-based surveys undertaken at provincial and local government level in Gauteng. The Survey was conducted in order to understand the efficiencies at play ...
  • Greenberg, Stephen (2015-03-25)
    The Gauteng city-region (GCR) is a relatively new concept for South Africa, although the model has been growing in other parts of the world for over a decade. This paper considers some of the global debates about the ...
  • Everatt, David; Gotz, Graeme; Phakathi, Sizwe; Makgetla, Neva (2015-03-25)
    The Gauteng Provincial Government Department of Economic Department (GPGDED) approached the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) to provide them with a fast turn-around report that benchmarks sub-national responses to ...
  • McCarthy, Terence (2015-03-25)
    The large void beneath the Witwatersrand created by gold mining over the last 120 years is filling with water, which is rising at about 15m per month. The void will fill and water will begin to leak out (decant) on surface ...
  • Arbix, Glauco; de Toledo, Demétrio G. C.; Felizardo, Rafael G. (2015-03-25)
    This essay discusses recent developments in Brazil´s innovation policies. These policies are part of a long-term developmental process and the current search for a new national configuration of policies and instruments ...
  • Gotz, Graeme; Wray, Chris; Venter, Christo; Badenhorst, Willem; Trangoš, Guy; Culwick, Christina (2015-03-25)
    Mobility in the Gauteng City-Region has been written in a remarkable moment in the history of transport development in Gauteng. On the one hand the region appears to be in a new ‘golden era’ of transit infrastructure design ...
  • Schäffler, Alexis; Christopher, Natasha; Bobbins, Kerry; Otto, Emmarie; Nhlozi, Mduduzi W; de Wit, Martin; van Zyl, Hugo; Crookes, Douglas; Gotz, Graeme; Trangoš, Guy; Wray, Chris; Phasha, Potsiso (2015-03-25)
    This State of Green Infrastructure report is both an assessment of the set of natural and manmade landscape features in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) and an interrogation into how the services provided by these assets are ...

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