GCRO Publications

GCRO Publications

 

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Recent Submissions

  • Ballard, Richard; Hamann, Christian (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2022-03-31)
  • Mosiane, Ngaka; Murray, Jennifer (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2022-02-28)
    This Map of the Month illustrates some of the ways through which the core areas of the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) are interconnected with their peripheries, including those that are outside the Gauteng Province, but are ...
  • Mkhize, Thembani (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2021-08-01)
    The paper unpacks key developments in the Sedibeng merger proposal since its inception, particularly the multiple arguments for and against it. Insofar as resistance to the proposed re-demarcation has emanated from the ...
  • Culwick Fatti, Christina; Cohen, Brett; Jennings, Gail; Kane, Lisa; Rubin, Margot; Tyler, Emily (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2021-11-01)
    This volume is the product of a research collective that brought together researchers from different backgrounds to explore just sustainability in Gauteng. This research collective, which was initiated by the volume’s ...
  • Ballard, Richard; Hamman, Christian; Mosiane, Ngaka (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2021-12-01)
    This Occasional Paper considers six spatial trends in Gauteng. Notwithstanding intentions by the state to direct spatial transformation for the better, these trends are the physical manifestation, for better or worse, of ...
  • Harrison, Philip (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2020-11-30)
    Covid-19 has massively disrupted life globally and locally, bringing many uncertainties in its wake. It is not, however, the first epidemic to pummel the Gauteng City-Region. This GCRO Occasional Paper provides a detailed ...
  • Mosiane, Ngaka; Murray, Jennifer (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2021-08-31)
    The location of population in relation to economic activity in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) has been a subject of considerable interest from a number of researchers and institutions. This Map of the Month contributes to ...
  • Ballard, Richard; Namponya, Alfred; Tshangana, Alison (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2021-06-30)
    In June 1991, the South African parliament repealed the Group Areas Act, the legislation that the apartheid state had used to drive urban segregation. To mark the three decade anniversary of this moment, this month’s map ...
  • de Kadt, Julia; Hamann, Christian; Mkhize, Sthembiso Pollen (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2021-02-26)
    Data collection for our forthcoming Quality of Life 2020/21 Survey (QoL 2020/21) is now over two thirds complete. Along with the regular difficulties of data collection, such as ensuring everyone’s safety and negotiating ...
  • Mushongera, Darlington; Kwenda, Prudence; Ntuli, Miracle (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2020-12-08)
    The purpose of this occasional paper is to analyse well-being in Gauteng province from a capability perspective. We adopt a standard ‘capability approach’ consistent with Amartya Sen’s concept of capabilities (1985; 1993; ...
  • Parker, Alexandra; Maree, Gillian; Götz, Graeme; Khanyile, Samkelisiwe (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-08-31)
    This August 2020 Map of the Month is presented as a story map and draws on the infection data from the Gauteng Department of Health (6 March - 7 August 2020) and GCRO’s March 2020 COVID-19 vulnerability indices based on ...
  • Maree, Gillian; Khanyile, Samkelisiwe (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-10-01)
    For those who live in long term care facilities the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been particularly devastating. For the September Map of the Month we explore the impacts on long term care facilities in Gauteng by ...
  • Naidoo, Yashena; Maree, Gillian (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-07-21)
    The COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa has had far reaching impacts on society and the economy. A national disaster was declared on 15 March 2020 and by 26 March 2020 strong restrictive measures were put in place to manage ...
  • Camargo Nino, Eliana; Lane, Sam; Okano, Kanako; Rahman, Irvanu; Peng, Bo; Benn, Hannah; Culwick Fatti, Christina; Maree, Gillian; Khanyile, Samkelisiwe; Washbourne, Dr Carla (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2020-07)
    As cities in developing countries contend with the challenges of urbanisation, they need to rethink the traditional modes of urban planning and development. Part of this logic is to cater for growing populations without ...
  • Hamann, Christian; Joseph, Kate (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2020-07)
    In the Quality of Life (QoL) V (2017/18) survey, respondents from all population groups were represented in the student sample. However, a higher percentage of all Indian/Asian respondents (17%) and white respondents ...
  • de Kadt, Julia; Gotz, Graeme; Hamann, Christian; Maree, Gillian; Parker, Alexandra (Gauteng City-Region Observatory: Map of the Month, March 2020, 2020-03-20)
    The world is reeling as COVID-19 infections spread. This Map of the Month aids an understanding of the localised risk factors that might contribute to transmission of COVID-19, or amplify its health and socio-economic ...
  • Coetzee, Serena; Cooper, Antony K; Katumba, Samy (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-05-25)
    coordination and an information-driven approach that can unlock the value of geospatial data. This Provocation reviews the current state of affairs regarding address data in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) and explores ...
  • Culwick, Christina; Khanyile, Samkelisiwe; Bobbins, Kerry; Dunsmore, Stuart; Fitchett, Anne; Monama, Lerato; Naidu, Raishan; Sykes, Gillian; van den Bussche, Jennifer; Vieira, Marco (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2019-12)
    The Gauteng City-Region (GCR) regularly experiences heatwaves, raising renewed concerns over water security, as well as heavy and persistent rains, leading to severe flooding in some areas. In this context of heightened ...
  • Culwick, Christina (Gauteng City Region Observatory, 2018-09)
    South Africa’s post-apartheid government has been successful in raising the standard of living for millions of people. It has provided them with access to housing and basic services, improved health and education, and ...
  • 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 ...

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