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The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) was established in 2008 as a partnership between the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) and the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG), with local government in Gauteng also represented on the GCRO Board.

Behind the motivation for setting up the GCRO is a vision for South Africa's economic heartland as a region that is competitive, spatially integrated, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.

GCRO is charged with helping to build the knowledge base that government, business, labour, civil society and citizens all need to make this vision a reality. GCRO collects data and benchmarks the city-region, provides policy analysis and support, undertakes applied research, and publishes critically reflective academic work.


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GCRO would like to expand the current skills base with a highly skilled and motivated GIS intern who shares a commitment to help develop a more sustainable, equitable and prospe
Caryn Abrahams, senior researcher at the GCRO has been invited by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies to part
GCRO researcher Kerry Bobbins was selected from hundreds of applicants as one of 25 winners in the