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As part of their academic citizenship, GCRO research staff regularly publish scholarly work. View publications below. Note that the list includes all publications able to attract subsidy from the Department of Higher Education (DHET), i.e. journal articles, books and book chapters, and conference papers. It also includes book reviews and encyclopaedia entries. It does not cover media articles or opinion pieces, which can be seen here, nor GCRO-published works listed on other pages of this website. Also see here for more detailed coverage of edited and sponsored books, and journal special issues. To ensure wider accessibility, some of our individual academic articles are profiled through brief summaries which can be seen here.

  • 2024 Open or Close

    Tsoriyo, W. (2024). Place attachment and participation in community-driven development in the Gauteng Province, South Africa. Town and Regional Planning, 84, pp 1-14.

    Metheny, N., Mkhize, S. P., Scott, D., and Hatcher, A. (2024). Violence victimization and depressive symptoms among a sub-sample of sexual and gender minority adults in a population-based South African study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,

    Mosiane, N. and Dzerefos, C.M. (2024). Rustenburg: Coping despite mine decline. In Matebisi, S., L. Marais and V. Nel (Eds.) Local Responses to Mine Closure in South Africa. Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development.

    Khanyile, S. and Marais, L. (2024). Mine closure policies and strategies in South Africa: a critical review. In Matebisi, S., L. Marais and V. Nel (Eds.) Local Responses to Mine Closure in South Africa. Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development.

    Botes, L., Khanyile, S. and Z. Mqotyana (2024). Mine closure and moving towards renewable energy in eMalahleni. In Matebisi, S., L. Marais and V. Nel (Eds.) Local Responses to Mine Closure in South Africa. Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development.

    Modiba, M. (2024). Acting like the state? Leaders’ participation in street trade management in Gauteng municipalities. In Benit-Gbaffou, C. (Ed.) Local Officials and the Struggle to Transform Cities. UCL Press.

  • 2023 Open or Close

    Modiba, M. (2023) 'Citizen and Pariah: Somali Traders and the Regulation of Difference in South Africa', (Book review) Transformation, No.111 (2023): 108-115.

    Qabaqaba, M., Naidoo, L., Tsele, P., Ramoelo, A., Cho, M.A. (Forthcoming). 'Assessing the interactions between above ground biomass and woody canopy cover along with environmental variability in the Dukuduku indigenous forest of South Africa'. 13th African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment Conference (AARSE 2022) Conference Proceedings. Southern Space Studies.

    Rubin, M., Blair Howe, L., Charlton, S., Suleman, M., Cani, A., Tshuwa, L., & Parker, A. (2023). 'The indifference of transport: Comparative research of “infrastructural ruins” in the Gauteng City-Region and Greater Maputo. Urban Planning, 8(4).

    Parker, A., Rubin, M. (2023). 'Mobility intersections: Gender, family, culture and location in the Gauteng City-Region'. Urban Forum, Vol 34, pp 463-479.

    Naidoo, Y., Maree, G., Naidoo, L. (2023). Estimating change in the spatial economy of the city of Johannesburg using nighttime lights imagery and population data in a Random Forest modelling environment. Conference Proceedings SPIE 12735, Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments VIII, 1273504 (19 October 2023).

    Seedat, R. (2023). ‘Education struggles in Lenasia in 1980’. in Ismail Vadi (ed). Struggles against apartheid education in Lenasia. Johannesburg: Our Reading Tree. 240-245.

    Qabaqaba, M., Naidoo, L., Tsele, P., Ramoelo, A., Cho, M.A.(2023). Integrating random forest and synthetic aperture radar improves the estimation and monitoring of woody cover in indigenous forests of South Africa. Applied Geomatics. 15, 209–225 .

    Rubin, M. & Parker, A. (2023). 'Many ways to care: mobility, gender and Gauteng’s geography'. Gender, Place & Culture. 30(55), pp 714-737, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2022.2133091

    Mkhize, S.P., and Mthembu, A. (2023). 'Unpacking pervasive heteronormativity in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities to embrace multiplicity of sexualities'. Progress in Human Geography, 47(3), pp 377-391.

    Modiba, M. and Mdluli, T.N. (2023). 'The Inclusion of International Migrants in the Informal Economy: From Policy to Practice'. In Maharaj, P. (ed) Migrant Traders in South Africa. pp 237-267. Palgrave MacMillan. Cham.

    Culwick Fatti, C. and Patel, Z. (2023). 'In pursuit of just sustainability: decision-making and conflicting rationalities in government-led housing projects'. Local Environment. 28(3): 277–303. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2022.2136636.

    Ballard, R. (2023). ‘Post-Fordism and urban inequality: the case of Johannesburg’. Book Review of Crankshaw, O. Urban Inequality: theory, evidence and method in Johannesburg. City, 27:1-2, 267-269.

    Li, X., Wessels, K., Armston, J., Hancock, S., Mathieu, R., Main, R., Naidoo, L., Erasmus, B. and Scholes, R.(2023). 'First validation of GEDI canopy heights in African savannas'. Remote Sensing of Environment; 285 (113402);

    Mkhize, S.P. and Maharaj, P. (2023). 'Heteronormativity in health settings: realities of LGBT youth access to health care in South Africa'. In: K Naidoo and O Adeagbo (eds), Young People, Violence & Strategic Interventions in African Countries. pp103-120. Springer, Cham.

    Wessels, K., Li, X., Bouvet, A., Mathieu, R., Main, R., Naidoo, L., Erasmus, B., Asner, G.P. (2023). 'Quantifying the sensitivity of L-Band SAR to a decade of vegetation structure changes in savannas'. Remote Sensing of Environment; 284 (113369);

    Ballard, R. and Barnett, C. (eds) (2023). The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.

    Ballard, R. and Barnett, C. (2023). ‘Apprehensions of Social Change’. In Richard Ballard and Clive Barnett (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.

    Ballard, R. (2023) ‘Everyday resistance: theorising how the “weak” change the world’. In Richard Ballard and Clive Barnett (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.

  • 2022 Open or Close

    Chatterji, T., Götz, G., Harrison, P., Moore, R., Roy, S. (2022). ‘Capacity in Motion: Comparative COVID-19 Governance in India and South Africa’. Territory, Politics, Governance. Online first DOI

    Mushongera, D., Ngwenya, P., Zikhali, P. (2022). Multidimensional Poverty in Postapartheid South Africa. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

    Van Deventer, H., Linstrom, A., Naidoo, L., Job, N., Sieben, E.J.J, Cho, M.A. (2022). 'Comparison between Sentinel-2 and WorldView-3 sensors in mapping wetland vegetation communities of the Grassland Biome of South Africa, for monitoring under climate change'. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. 28 (100875); pp 1-16

    Hatcher, A. M., Mkhize, S. P., Parker, A., & de Kadt, J. (2022). 'Depressive symptoms and violence exposure in a population-based sample of adult women in South Africa'. PLOS Global Public Health, 2(11), e0001079.

    Parker, A. and Khanyile, S. (2022). 'Creative writing: Urban renewal, the creative city and graffiti in Johannesburg', Social & Cultural Geography. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2022.2134580.

    Ballard, R. (2022) 'On the afterlives of colonialism', (Book review) Journal of Southern African Studies,

    Hamann C. (2022). 'Book Review: Urban Inequality: Theory, Evidence, and Method in Johannesburg'. Journal of Asian and African Studies. July 2022. doi:10.1177/00219096221115399

    Seedat, R. (2022). 'The Lusaka Indaba'. in Ismail Vadi (ed). Young lions of Lenz: Lenasia Youth League (1982-1991). Second Edition. Johannesburg: Our Reading Tree. 50-52.

    Katumba, S., de Kadt, J., Orkin, M. and Fatti, P. (2022) 'Construction of a Reflective Quality of Life Index for Gauteng Province in South Africa', Social Indicators Research, 164, 373–408.

    Modiba, M. and Mkhize, S.P. (2022) 'Changes in socio-economic characteristics of formal and informal workers in Gauteng, South Africa: Evidence from the 2017/18 and 2020/21 Quality of Life Surveys', Southern African Journal of Demography, 22(1): 126–173.

    Matjomane, M. (2022). 'From the margins of the state to quasi-state bureaucrats: The shifting nature of street trader leaders’ agency in Tshwane, South Africa'. in Pezzano, A., Pioppi, D., Sathiyah, V. and Frassinelli, PP. (eds.) The Question of Agency in African Studies, UniorPress, Napoli.

    Hamann, C. and Horn, AC. (2022): 'Socio-economic inequality in the City of Tshwane, South Africa: A multivariable spatial analysis at the neighborhood level'. GeoJournal (2022) 87, 2001–2018.

    Khanyile, S. and Culwick Fatti, C. (2022). ‘Interrogating park access and equity in Johannesburg, South Africa’. Environment and Urbanization, 34(1), 10–31.

    Culwick Fatti, C. (2022). 'Towards just sustainability through government-led housing: Conceptual and practical considerations'. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 54, 101150.

    Mosiane, N. (2022). 'Mobility, Access and the Value of the Mabopane Station Precinct'. Urban Forum 33, 537–560.

    Van Deventer, H., Linstrom, A., Durand, J.F., Naidoo, L., Cho, M.A. (2022). 'Deriving the maximum extent and hydroperiod of open water from Sentinel-2 imagery for global sustainability and biodiversity reporting for wetlands'. WaterSA, 48(1), 75–89.

  • 2021 Open or Close

    Bohlmann, J., Chitiga-Mabugu, M., and Mushongera, D. (2021). 'Youth and unemployment: Our present problem and a missed opportunity'. Africa Today. Vol. 68, No. 2 (Winter 2021), pp. 142–148.

    Mkhize, T. (2021). 'Social cohesion in an improvement district? The exceptional case of Ekhaya Neighbourhood Improvement Programme (Hillbrow, Johannesburg)'. In Fortailler, L. (ed) special issue, Discussing social cohesion in South Africa. Lesedi – Field Notes (IFAS-Research), #24, November 2021. pp. 31–46.

    Mosiane, N. (2021). 'Livelihoods, the Body and the Space of Phokeng, Rustenburg'. In: L. Marais, M. Campbell, S. Denoon-Stevens, and D. Van Rooyen (eds.). Mining and Community in the South African Platinum Belt: A Decade after Marikana. New York: Nova Science Publishers. pp. 38–64.

    Steward, W. T., Agnew, E., de Kadt, J., Ratlhagana, M. J., Sumitani, J., Gilmore, H. J., Grignon, J., Shade, S. B., Tumbo, J., Barnhart, S. and Lippman, S. A. (2021). 'Impact of SMS and peer navigation on retention in HIV care among adults in South Africa: results of a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial'. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Vol. 24 No. 8, e25774 .

    Parker, A. and De Kadt, J. (2021). ‘Aging at Home: Gauteng's elderly in the context of COVID-19’, in Doucet, B., Filion, P. and van Melik, R. (eds.) Volume 2: Housing and Home, Global Reflections on COVID-19 Urban Inequalities. Bristol: Bristol University Press, pp. 119–127.

    Ballard, R., Hamman, C., and Mkhize, T. (2021). ‘Johannesburg: Repetitions and Disruptions of Spatial Patterns’. In Lemon, A., Donaldson, R. and Visser, G. (eds.) South African urban change three decades after apartheid: Homes Still Apart? Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 91–109.

    Ballard, R., Parker, A., Butcher, S. de Kadt, J., Hamann, C. Joseph, K. Mapukata, S., Mkhize, T., Mosiane, N., and Spiropoulos, L. (2021). ‘Scale of Belonging: Gauteng 30 Years After the Repeal of the Group Areas Act’. Urban Forum. Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 131–139. (access the article:

    Parker, A. Hamann, C., and de Kadt, J. (2021). ‘Accessing Quality Education in Gauteng: Intersecting Scales of Geography, Educational Policy and Inequality’. Urban Forum. Vol. 32 No. 2, pp 141–163 (access the article:

    Ballard, R., Jones, G. A. and Ngwenya, M. (2021). ‘Trickle-out Urbanism: Are Johannesburg’s Gated Estates Good for Their Poor Neighbours?’. Urban Forum. Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 165–182 (access the article:

    Mkhize, T. (2021). ‘Rescaling Municipal Governance in Gauteng: Competing Rationalities in Sedibeng’s Proposed Re-Demarcation and Metropolitanisation’. Urban Forum. Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 205–223. (access the article

    Katumba, S. and Everatt, D. (2021). 'Urban Sprawl and Land Cover in Post-apartheid Johannesburg and the Gauteng City-Region, 1990–2018'. Environment and Urbanization ASIA. March 2021. doi:10.1177/0975425321997973

    Ballard, R., and Hamann, C. (2021). 'Socio-economic segregation and income inequality in the city of Johannesburg'. In van Ham, M., Tammaru, T., Ubareviciene, R. and Janssen, H. (eds.) Urban Socio-Economic Segregation and Income Inequality. Cham, Switzerland: Springer

    Crous, C., Owen, J.R., Marais, L., Khanyile, S. and Kemp, D. (2021). Public disclosure of mine closures by listed South African mining companies. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 28(3), 1032–1042.

    Washbourne, C.-L., Culwick, C., Acuto, M., Blackstock, J. J., and Moore, R. (2021). 'Mobilising knowledge for urban governance: The case of the Gauteng City-region observatory'. Urban Research & Practice. 14(1), 27–49

    Mkhize, S.P. & Maharaj, P. (2021). 'Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of LGBT Youth: Perceptions and Experiences of University Students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa'. Journal of Social Service Research. 47(1), 56–72.

  • 2020 Open or Close

    Goudge, J., de Kadt, J. Babalola, O., Muteba, M., Tseng, Y., Malatji, H., Rwafa, T., Nxumalo, N., Levin, J. Thorogood, M., Daviaud, E., Watkins, J. and Griffiths, F. (2020). 'Household coverage, quality and costs of care provided by community health worker teams and the determining factors: findings from a mixed methods study in South Africa'. BMJ Open 2020;10:e035578. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035578

    Parker, A. and Appelbaum, A. (2020). ‘On the defensive: the residential strategies shaping densification in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs’ in A. Todes, P. Harrison, M. Rubin and A. Appelbaum (eds.) Densifying the City? Global Cases and Johannesburg, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, 202.

    Mkhize, S.P. & Maharaj, P. (2020). ‘Structural violence on the margins of society: LGBT student access to health services’. Agenda. 34(2), 104-114.

    Bischoff-Mattson, Z., Maree, G., Vogel, C., Lynch, A., Olivier, D., & Terblanche, D. (2020). 'Shape of a water crisis: practitioner perspectives on urban water scarcity and ‘Day Zero’ in South Africa'. Water Policy 22, 193–210.

    Culwick, C. & Patel, Z. (2020). 'Building just and sustainable cities through government housing programmes'. Environment and Urbanisation. 32(1), 133-154.

    Cheruiyot, K.(2020). 'Heterogeneous relationships between income levels and associated correlates in Gauteng province, South Africa: quantile regression approach'. Development Southern Africa. 37(6), 871-887.

    Ballard, R. and Butcher, S. (2020). 'Comparing the relational work of developers'. Editorial. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 52(2) 266-276 DOI: 10.1177/0308518X19893684

    Ballard, R. and Harrison, P. (2020). 'Transnational urbanism interrupted: A Chinese developer’s attempts to secure approval to build the ‘New York of Africa’ at Modderfontein, Johannesburg'. Environment and Planning A. 52(2): 383-402

  • 2019 Open or Close

    Ramantswana, T., Cheruiyot, K. and Azasu, S. (2019). 'Corporate headquarters location preferences in South African metropolitan areas: a conjoint analysis approach. Journal of Real Estate Literature. 2019, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 227-244.

    Matjomane, M. and Benit-Gbaffou, C. (2019). 'Integrating the 'community' in the governance of urban informality at the neighbourhood level'. In Benit-Gbaffou, C., Dormann, K., Charlton, S. and Didier, S. (Eds.), Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg. October 2019. Wits University Press.

    Matjomane, M. (2019). 'Running a spaza shop'. In Benit-Gbaffou, C., Dormann, K., Charlton, S. and Didier, S. (Eds.), Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg. October 2019. Wits University Press.

    O’Farrell, P., Anderson, P., Culwick, C., Currie, P., Kavonic, J., McClure, A., … Wong, G. (2019). 'Towards resilient African cities: Shared challenges and opportunities towards the retention and maintenance of ecological infrastructure'. Global Sustainability. Vol 2. e19.

    Griffiths, F., Olukemi, B., Brown, C., de Kadt, J., Malatji, H., Thorogood, M., Tseng, Y., Goudge, J. (2019). Development of a tool for assessing quality of comprehensive care provided by community health workers in a Community-Based Care programme in South Africa. BMJ Open. September 2019. 9:e030677. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030677.

    Culwick, C. Washbourne, CL. Anderson, P. Cartwright, A. Patel, Z. and Smit, W. (2019). 'CityLab reflections and evolutions: nurturing knowledge and learning for urban sustainability through co-production experimentation'. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Vol 39, August 2019. pp 9-16.

    Katumba, S. Cheruiyot, K. and Mushongera, D. (2019). Spatial change in the concentration of multidimensional poverty in Gauteng, South Africa: Evidence from Quality of Life Survey data, Social Indicators Research. 145(1), August 2019. pp 95-115. DOI 10.1007/s11205-019-02116-w

    de Kadt, J., van Heerden, A., Richter, L. and Alvanides, S. (2019) 'Correlates of children’s travel to school in Johannesburg-Soweto—Evidence from the Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) study, South Africa'. International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 68, July 2019, pp. 56-67.

    Mosiane, N. (2019) 'Review of AbouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse (2017) New Urban Worlds: inhabiting dissonant times', Transformation 99, pp 133-135.

    Mosiane, N.B. (2019). ‘Informal Housing’ in Orum, A. and Smiley, S. (ed.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies. London: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0536

    Cheruiyot, K., Katumba, S. and Wray, C. (2019). 'Patterns and Correlates of Dissatisfaction with Government Performance in Gauteng City-Region, South Africa: A Comparison across Three Government Spheres'. The Review of Regional Studies, 49, pp 1-26.

    Tseng, Y., Griffiths, F., de Kadt, J., Nxumalo, N., Rwafa, T., Malatji, H., Goudge, J. (2019). 'Integrating community health workers into the formal health system to improve performance: a qualitative study on the role of on-site supervision in the South African programme'. BMJ Open 2019;9:e022186. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022186

    Mosiane, N.B. (2019). 'Credit, cash transfers, and distributive neoliberalism'. African Studies 78(1). pp 152-164 DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2018.1495388

    Culwick, C. (2019). 'Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in South Africa' in: Knight, J., Rogerson, C.M. (Eds.), The Geography of South Africa : Contemporary Changes and New Directions, World Regional Geography Book Series. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 295–304.

    Mosselson, A. (2019). 'Everyday security: privatized policing, local legitimacy and atmospheres of control'. Urban Geography. 40(1) pp 16-36. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2018.1482091

    Mosselson, A. (2019). Vernacular regeneration: Low-income housing, private policing and urban transformation in inner-city Johannesburg. Routledge.

  • 2018 Open or Close

    Parker, A. (2018). 'Geraldine Pratt and Rose Marie San Juan, Film and Urban Space: Critical Possibilities', Book review. Screen, vol. 59. no. 3 (Autumn 2018).

    Katumba, S. (2018) 'Spatial statistical analyses to assess the spatial extent and concentration of multidimensional poverty in Gauteng using the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index'. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W8, 85-92,

    Mkhize, T. (2018). 'Urban crime and grime: lessons from Hillbrow’s eKhaya Residential City Improvement District. In P. Harrison and M. Rubin (eds.), Urban Innovations: Researching and documenting innovative responses to urban pressures. Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME): Pretoria, pp. 66–93.

    Parker, A. (2018). ‘The Spatial Stereotype: The Representation and Reception of Urban Films in Johannesburg’. Urban Studies. 55(9), 2057-2072. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017706885

    Parker, A. (2018). ‘The ghetto in the cities and films of Johannesburg and Cape Town’. Journal of African Cinema, 10:1+2, pp. 65–80, doi: 10.1386/jac.10.1-2.65_1

    Ballard, R. (2018). ‘Managing Paralysis, rethinking productivity and getting to submission day’. In K.G. Tomaselli (eds.), Making Sense of Research. Pretoria : Van Schaik Publishers. pp. 363-367

    Harber, J. (2018). ‘The Transformation of Eveline Street, Windhoek: an example of transit-oriented development in practice’. ArchSA 91.

    Butcher, S. (2018). 'Making and governing unstable territory: corporate, state and public encounters in Johannesburg’s mining land, 1909-2013'. Journal of Development Studies, special issue on ‘Informal practices of the State in the governance of cities: views from Southern Africa'. 54(12). pp 2186-2209. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1460464

    Harber, J. (2018). 'One Hundred Years of Movement Control: labour (im)mobility and the South African political economy'. In T. Priya Uteng & K. Lucas (Eds.), Urban mobilities in the global South. New York: Routledge.

    Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.) (2018). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Cheruiyot, K. (2018). 'City-Regions and Their Changing Space Economies' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Cheruiyot, K., Desai, A., and Lengaram, E. (2018) 'Assessing the Gauteng City-Region’s Global Presence and Positioning through Current Global-City Measures' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Vom Hofe, R., and Cheruiyot, K. (2018) 'Importance of Industrial Clusters and Inter-industry Linkages for Regional Policy in the Gauteng City-Region' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Peberdy, S. (2018) 'Locating the Informal Sector in the Gauteng City-Region and Beyond' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Cheruiyot, K., and Mushongera, D. (2018) 'Testing Economic Growth Convergence and Its Policy Implications in the Gauteng City-Region' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

    Cheruiyot, K. (2018) 'Dualisms in the Gauteng City-Region: Summary and Implications' in Cheruiyot, K. (Ed.). The Changing Space Economy of City Regions: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. Switzerland: Springer Publishers.

  • 2017 Open or Close

    Ballard, R., Dittgen, R., Harrison, P. and Todes, A. (2017). ‘Megaprojects and urban visions: Johannesburg’s Corridors of Freedom and Modderfontein’. Transformation. 95.

    Ballard, R. and Rubin, M. (2017). ‘A “Marshall Plan” for human settlements: how megaprojects became South Africa’s housing policy’. Transformation. 95.

    Ballard, R. (2017). ‘Prefix as policy: megaprojects as South Africa’s big idea for human settlements’. Transformation. 95.

    Trangoš, G. (2017). 'Deepening division: Interpreting scales of spatial contestation in Johannesburg'. Perspecta 50: Urban Divides, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017: 103-118.

    Butcher, S. (2017). 'Book Review – ‘Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid’, by Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray (eds)'. Thesis Eleven, 141(1): 123–127.

    Culwick, C., Götz, G., Butcher, S., Harber, J., Maree, G., Mushongera, D. (2017). 'Doing more with less (data): complexities of resource flow analysis in the Gauteng City-Region'. Environmental Research Letters. 12(12) 125006. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa7c21

    Mushongera, D. and Culwick, C. (2017). 'Boundary organisations and the New Urban Agenda: the importance of policy research for evidence-based planning'. International Development Planning Review, 39(4), 368–371.

    Katumba, S. & Coetzee, S. (2017). Employing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques for Improving the Discovery of Geospatial Resources on the Web. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2017, 6(9), 284.

    Parker, A. (2017). Review: Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray (eds.) 2014: Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 41(2). DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12471–12478

    Coetzee, S. Steiniger, S. Köbben, B. Iwaniak, A. Kaczmarek, I. Rapant, P. Cooper, A.K. Behr, R-J. Schoof, G. Katumba, S. Vatseva, R. Sinvula, K. and Moellering. H. (2017). 'The academic SDI – towards understanding spatial data infrastructures for research and education'. In Peterson, M. (ed) Advances in Cartography and GIScience - Selections from the International Cartographic Conference 2017, Springer.

    Mosselson, A. (2017). ‘Caught between the market and transformation: urban regeneration and the provision of low-income housing in inner-city Johannesburg’. In Smets, P. and Watt, P. (eds), Urban Renewal and Social Housing, A Cross-National Perspective. Emerald Books. 351-390.

    Mosselson, A. (2017). ‘ “It’s not a place I like, but I can live with it”: Experiences of living in state-subsidised housing in Johannesburg’s inner-city’. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, Special Issue, Living in State Housing in Southern Africa. 93. 142-169.

    Mosselson, A. (2017). '"Joburg has its own momentum": towards a vernacular theorisation of urban change'. Urban Studies. 54(5). 1280-1296.

    Mushongera D. (2017). 'Beyond GDP in assessing development in South Africa: The Gauteng City-Region Socio-Economic Barometer'. Development Southern Africa. 34(3). 330-346.

    Abrahams, C. (2017). 'Building a nation: Considering uncertain outcomes’, in Lefko-Everatt, K. Govender, R. Foster, D. (eds) Rethinking reconciliation: Evidence from South Africa. Pretoria: HSRC Press. March 2017.

    Ballard, R. (2017). ‘Governance and development’. In Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey L. Kobayashi, Weidong Liu Richard Marston (eds.) The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. London: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0643

    Culwick, C. and Patel, Z. (2017). 'United and divided responses to complex urban issues: insights on the value of a transdisciplinary approach to flooding risk'. Area. 49(1), 43-51. DOI: 10.1111/area.12282.

    Everatt, D. (2017). ‘Quality of Life in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’. Social Indicators Research. 130(1). 71-86.

    Mushongera, D. Zikhali, P & Ngwenya, P. (2017). ‘A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Gauteng Province, South Africa: Evidence from Quality of Life Survey Data’. Social Indicators Research. 130(1). 277-303.

    Chikozho, C. & Mapedza, E. (2017). ‘Free-market economics and developmental statism as political paradigms: implications for water governance theory and practice in developing countries’. In Karar, E. (ed), Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century. Springer International Publishing. 51-79

  • 2016 Open or Close

    Mosselson, A. (2016). ‘Book review: Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid’. Regional Studies. 50(5). 923-924

    Moore R. (2016). 'The Gauteng City-Region Observatory – a case study'. Occasional paper for Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME).

    Mahomed, F. and Trangoš, G. (2016). ‘An exploration of public attitudes towards LGBTI rights in the Gauteng City-Region of South Africa’. Journal of Homosexuality. 63(10). 1400-1421.

    Ballard, R. (2016). 'Whiteness and the end of apartheid - Review of Falkof, Nicky (2015) Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa: Imagining the End of Whiteness. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan'. Journal of Southern African Studies. 42(5), 1021-1022.

    Ballard, R., Nel, W., Hill, T. and Maharaj, B. (2016). 'South African Geography at 100'. South African Geographical Journal. 98(3), 403-404.

    Vogel C., Scott D., Culwick C. E. & Sutherland C. (2016). 'Environmental problem-solving in South Africa: harnessing creative imaginaries to address ‘wicked’ challenges and opportunities'. South African Geographical Journal. 98(3), 515-530.

    Chikozho, C. (2016). 'The disjuncture between economic growth, poverty reduction and social inclusion in South Africa’. In Inclusive Growth and Development Issues in Eastern and Southern Africa. OSSREA / McMillan Publishers.

    Abrahams, C. (2016). 'South Africa 20 years after democracy: missing solidarity'. In Senén Florensa (ed). The Arab transitions in a changing world. Building democracies in light of international experiences. European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). Barcelona. May 2016. 88-100.

    Moore, R. (2016) 'Connective cognition: transdisciplinarity in a precarious world'. Quaderna: Disciplines and Transdisciplinarity, 3. The Art of Disciplines.

    Ballard, R. (2016). Review of Daniel Conway and Pauline Leonard (2014) Migration, space and transnational identities: the British in South Africa, Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39(13), 2427-2429. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1145718

    Ballard, R. (2016). ‘Community and the balkanization of social membership’. Dialogues in Human Geography. 6(1), pp. 78–81

    Abrahams, C. (2016). ‘Twenty years of social cohesion and nation-building in South Africa’. In part special issue, Robinson, J. Steinberg, J. Simon, D. (eds), ‘South Africa in Transition’. Journal of Southern African Studies. 42(1). 95-107.

  • 2015 Open or Close

    Richard Ballard (2015) Review of James Ferguson (2015) Give a man a fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution. Duke University Press, Durham. Review published in Transformation 89

    Ballard, R. (2015). ‘Black Middle Class in South Africa (“Black Diamonds”)’. John Stone, Rutledge Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Race Ethnicity and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell. Online first DOI: 10.1002/9781118663202.wberen379, December 2015

    Chikozho, C. & Saruchera, D. (2015). ‘Universities and think-tanks as partners in the African knowledge economy: insights from South Africa’.African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. 7(4), pp286–300

    Chikozho, C. & Houdet, J. (2015). ‘The valuation of ecosystem services in environmental impact assessments: a review of selected mining case studies and implications for public policy in South Africa.’ Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Issue 60, December 2015

    Cheruiyot, K. (2015). 'Book review - Myers, Garth Andrew. African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice'. Journal of Third World Studies, 32(2), Fall 2015

    Gotz, G. and Schäffler, A. (2015). ‘Conundrums in implementing a green economy in the Gauteng City-Region’. In journal special issue edited by Simon, D. and Leck, H. Bearing the brunt of environmental change: understanding adaptation and transformation challenges in urban Africa. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Vol 13, April 2015, pp. 79–87.

    Katumba, S. and Coetzee, S. (2015). ‘Enhancing the online discovery of geospatial data through taxonomy, folksonomy and semantic annotations’. South African Journal of Geomatics. 4 (3), pp. 339-350

    Bobbins, K. and Culwick, C. (2015). ‘Green growth transitions through a green infrastructure approach at the local government level: case study of the Gauteng City-Region’. Journal of Public Administration. 50(1), pp32–49

    Ballard, R. (2015). ‘Assimilation’. John Stone, Rutledge Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Race Ethnicity and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell. Online first DOI: 10.1002/9781118663202.wberen380, December 2015

    Cheruiyot, K., Wray, C., and Katumba, S. (2015). ‘Spatial statistical analysis of dissatisfaction with the performance of local government in the Gauteng city-region, South Africa’. South African Journal of Geomatics, vol. 4, no. 3, 224-239.

    Peberdy, S. (2015). ‘A city on the move’. In Z, Asmal and G. Trangoš (eds.) Movement Johannesburg, The City: Cape Town.

    Trangoš, G. and Bobbins, K. (2015). 'City of extraction: gold mining exploits and the legacies of Johannesburg's mining landscapes'. Scenario 5: Extraction

    Bobbins, K. (2015). ‘Promoting urban sustainability through managing ecological systems’. In Condie, J. & Cooper, A.M. (eds) Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts, Penrith: University of Western Sydney

    Peberdy, S. Campbell, E. Cau, B. Crush, J. Green, T. Msibi, N. Mulenga, L. Nickanor, N. Raimundo, I. Tevera, D. Tawodzera, G. Tsoka, M. Zindela, N. (2015). Calibrating informal cross border trading to South Africa. Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) Policy Paper No. 69 (

    Peberdy, S., Crush, J., Tevera, D., Campbell, E., Zindela, N., Raimundo, I., Green, T., Chikanda, A. and G. Tawodzera (2015). ‘Transnational entrepreneurship and informal cross-border trade with South Africa’. In J. Crush, A. Chikanda and C. Skinner (eds.) Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa, Blue Weaver: Cape Town, pp. 207–228

    Culwick, C., Gotz, G. Katumba, S., Trangoš, G. and Wray, C. (2015). ‘Mobility patterns in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’. Regional graphic in Regional Studies, Regional Science. Vol. 2: 308-310, 2015.

    Everatt, D. (2015). ‘The politics of non-belonging in the developing world’. Wyn, J. and Cahill, H. (eds.). Springer Handbook on Children and Youth Studies. Springer-Verlag Singapur, 2015

    Chikozho, C. (2015). Pathways for building capacity and ensuring effective transboundary water resources management in Africa: revisiting the key Issues, opportunities and challenges. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Volumes 76–78 (2014). 72–82

    Ballard R. and Jones, G. (2015). ‘The sugarcane frontier: governing the production of gated space in KwaZulu-Natal’. Christoph Haferburg and Marie Huchzermeyer (eds.). Urbanization of the Earth 12: Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities, Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles. UKZN Press, Pietermaritzburg 295–311

    Ballard, R. (2015). ‘Geographies of development III: militancy, insurgency, encroachment, and development by the poor’. Progress in Human Geography. 39(2). 214–224

    Wray, C. and Cheruiyot, K. (2015). ‘Key challenges and potential urban modelling opportunities in South Africa, with specific reference to the Gauteng City-Region’. South African Journal of Geomatics. Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 14–35

    Trangoš, G. (2015). ‘Crash City’. In Asmal, Z. and Trangoš, G. (eds.) Movement Johannesburg. The City: Cape Town

    Mahomed, F. (2015). Examining attitudes towards reproductive rights in the Gauteng City-Region of South Africa. Social Indicators Research, 122 (3). pp. 1-23.

    Asmal, Z. and Trangoš, G. (2015). Movement Johannesburg. The City: Cape Town.

  • 2014 Open or Close

    Trangoš, G. (2014). ‘Gentrifying Jo’burg’. Architectural Review. Volume 23, December 2014

    Bobbins, K.L. (2014). 'The legacy and prospects of the Gauteng City-Region's mining landscapes'. Sustainable cities VIII: Urban regeneration and Sustainability Conference, Putrajaya, Malaysia. Conference Proceedings WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, Vol 179(II): 1363-1374

    Nyar, A. (2014). 'Nation-Building, Africanism and the 2010 Fifa World Cup: what did they do for social cohesion in post-apartheid South Africa'. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 85

    Trangos, G. (2014). ‘The fickle ‘embrace’ of informality doesn’t help’. The Informal Cities South African Cities Network (SACN). Johannesburg.

    Cheruiyot, K. and Harrison, P. (2014). ‘Modelling the relationship between economic growth and time-distance accessibility in South Africa’. Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies. 26(2). pp. 81–96.

    Harrison, P. Gotz, G. Todes, A. Wray, C. (eds.). (2014). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid. Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2014

    Harrison, P. Gotz, G. Todes, A. Wray, C. (2014). ‘Materialities, subjectivities and spatial transformation in Johannesburg’. Harrison, P. et al (eds.). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid. Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2014.

    Gotz, G. Wray, C. Mubiwa, B. (2014). ‘The ‘thin oil of urbanisation’? Spatial change in Johannesburg and the Gauteng City-Eegion’. Harrison, P. et al (eds.). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid. Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2014

    Everatt, D. (2014). ‘Poverty and Inequality in the Gauteng City-Region’. Harrison, P. et al (eds.). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid. Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2014

    Gotz, G. and Todes, A. (2014). ‘Johannesburg’s urban space economy’. Harrison, P. et al (eds.). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after apartheid. Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2014

    Trangoš, G. (2014). ‘Buffer zones and golf estates: do we really need more garden cities?’. The Architectural Review. Volume CCXXXVI, October 2014.

    Bobbins, K. and Culwick, C. (2014). ‘Incorporating green infrastructure into Gauteng City-Region planning’. Sustainable Infrastructure Handbook. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Volume 1, pp. 151–159

    Wray, C. (2014). ‘Racial integration in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR). South Africa’. Regional graphic in Regional Studies Regional Science. Vol. 1, pp. 79–81.

    Trangoš, G. Adleson, I. Palominos, N. Valdez Young, A. and Alshalfan, S. (2014). ‘Reordered publics: reimagining the City of London’. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. Vol. 18, No 2, pp. 191–213.

    Wray, C. Peberdy, S. and Damon, K. (2014). ‘Visualising core and peripheral areas in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’ (poster). RGS-IGB (Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers). conference. London, UK, 26-29 August 2014.

    Wray, C. Kibirige, D. and Trangos, G. (2014). ‘Creating policy debates through data visualisations & GIS mapping in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’ (poster). GI_Forum Conference. Salzburg, Austria, 1-4 July 2014.

    Everatt, D. (2014). ‘Short-term profits, missed opportunities: how small traders in South Africa benefited from FIFA World Cup 2010’ (Kurzfristige Gewinne, verpasste Chancen – Wie Kleinhandler in Sudafrika von der Fussballweltmeisterschaft 2010 profitieren’). TourismWatch. 75, June 2014.

    Trangoš, G. (2014). 'Master's projects: architecture and urbanism, Volume 1' (book review). Architecture South Africa: Journal of the South African Institute of Architects. 0(66). March/April, p. 51.

    Piketh, SJ. Vogel, C. Dunsmore, S. Culwick, C. Engelbrecht, F. and Akoon, I. (2014). ‘Climate change and urban development in Southern Africa: the case of Ekurhuleni Municipality (EMM). in South Africa’. Water SA. 40(4). 749-758.

    Everatt, D. (2014). 'What lies at the end of the ‘Rainbow Nation’?' in Everatt, D. (ed.). Non-racialism in South Africa, Routledge, London.

  • 2013 Open or Close

    Peberdy, S.A. (2013). From the past to the present: regulating migration and immigration in post-apartheid South Africa. Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik, XXIX (4): 67-93

    Nyar, A. and Musango, J.K. (2013). ‘Some insights about gender-based violence from the Gauteng City-Region’. International Journal of Sociology Study. Vol 1(2): 37-45

    Bobbins, K. (2013). 'The legacy and prospects of the Gauteng City-Region’s mining landscapes’, WIT Transaction on Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 179(1): 1363-1374

    Everatt D (2013). ‘Ring of fire of puff of smoke? Youth in Gauteng’, in Helve et al (eds). Youth and youth transitions, Tufnell Press, London

    Everatt, D. (2013). ‘Quality of Life in the Gauteng City-Region: a steady ship on a global sea of change? In Focus (Helen Suzman Foundation journal). Issue 69, June 2013 (Special issue on 'Future of our cities')

    Schäffler, A. & Swilling M. (2012). ‘Valuing Green Infrastructure in an urban environment under pressure – the Johannesburg case, Journal of Ecological Economics. Vol 86, February 2013: 246-257

  • 2012 Open or Close

    Storie, M & Ngie, A. (2012). ‘Potential for urban transformation through the utilisation of storm water infrastructure – considerations from the Gauteng City-Region’. Conference proceedings ‘FloodRisk2012’, Rotterdam, November 2012

    Wray, C. & Storie, M. (2012). ‘Developing a tool to select priority wards in Gauteng’. 2012 GISSA Ukubuzana conference proceedings, Ekurhuleni, 2-4 October 2012

    Schäffler, A. (2012). ‘Developmental Green Economy Strategy for Gauteng, South Africa’, Urban Patterns for a Green Economy: Clustering for Competitiveness, UN Habitat, June 2012

    Ncube M, Zikhali P, Musango JK (2012). ‘The impact of climate variability on water and energy demand: the case of South African local governments’. Paper accepted in Water and Environment Journal, 24 May 2012

    Everatt, D. (2012). ‘Non-racialism in South Africa: Status and Prospects’, Politikon (39). (1). April 2012

    Nyar, A. (2012). ‘Some new perspectives on Indian South Africans and non-“racialism”’, Politikon (39). (1). April 2012

    Nyar, A. and Wray, C. (2012). ‘Understanding Protest Action: Some Data Collection Challenges for South Africa’, Transformation, Issue 80

    Wray, C. & Van Olst, R. (2012). ‘Enabling g-government in the Gauteng City-Region’, African Journal of Information and Communication, Issue 12

    Musango JK, Brent AC, Amigun B, Pretorius L, Müller H (2012). ‘A system dynamics approach to technology sustainability assessment: the case of biodiesel development in South Africa’. TECHNOVATION 32:639-651

  • 2011 Open or Close

    Amigun B, Kaggwa M, Musango JK and Stafford W (2011). ‘Africa's technology options for renewable energy production and distribution’, in Energy Transition in Africa. Book launched during COP17, 28-30 November 2011

    Wray, C. (2011). ‘ Developing a Web 2.0 GIS website for the Gauteng City-Region’, published in Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on World Wide Web applications, Johannesburg, 14-16 September 2011. (ISBN 978-0-620-51918-2).

    Wray, C. and van Olst, R. (2011). ‘Maximising user acceptance as the underlying strategy for the development of an interactive website for South Africa’s citizens’, published in IEEE Africon 2011 Conference Proceedings, Zambia, 13-15 September 2011. (ISBN 978-1-61284-991-1).

    Storie, M. (2011). ‘Utilising disaster risk management as a sustainable spatial development planning tool’. Journal of the Disaster Management Institute of South Africa, September 2011, Volume 7

    David Everatt was guest editor for a Special Edition of Politikon, ‘Xenophobia and civil society’, Politikon, 38(1). April 2011

    Nyar, A. (2011). ‘Business as Usual: the response of the corporate sector to the May 2008 xenophobic violence’, Politikon, 38(1). April 2011

    Everatt D. (2011). ‘Xenophobia, state and society in South Africa’, Politikon, 38(1). April 2011

    Everatt D. (2011). ‘Class formation and rising inequality in South Africa: What does this mean for future voting patterns?', in Mbeki M. (ed.). Advocates of Change: How to Overcome Africa's Challenges, MacMillan, Johannesburg

    Everatt D., Gwagwa L. (2011). ‘Co-ordination and integration: The perpetually elusive grail of governance’ in Plaatjies D. (ed). Future inheritance: Building state capacity in democratic South Africa, Jacana Press, Johannesburg

    Musango JK, Amigun B and Brent AC (2011). ‘Sustainable electricity generation technologies in South Africa: Initiatives, challenges and policy implications’. Energy and Environment Research 1:124-138

    Musango JK., Brent AC., Amigun B., Pretorius L. & Müller, H. (2011). ‘Technology sustainability assessment of biodiesel development in South Africa: A system dynamics approach’. Energy 36: 6922-6940

    Gotz, G., Pieterse, E., Smit, W. (2011). ‘Design, limits and prospects of metropolitan governance in South Africa’, published in Portuguese as ‘Desenho, limites e perspectivas da governance metropolitan na Africa do Sol’, Klink, J. (ed). Governanca das Metropoles: Conceitos, experiencias e perspectivas, AnnaBlume, Sao Paolo

    Everatt D. (2011). ‘In remembrance of things past?’, book review of Africa South: Viewpoints, 1956-1961, Editors: M J Daymond & Corinne Sandwith, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Durban.

  • 2010 Open or Close

    Everatt, D. (2010). 'The muscular liberalism of Peter Brown', book review of Cardo M. ‘Opening Men’s Eyes: Peter Brown and the Liberal Struggle for South Africa’. in Focus: the journal of the Helen Suzman Foundation. Issue 59, November 2010.

    Everatt D., Marais, H., and Dube N. (2010). ‘Participation … for what purpose? Analysing the depth and quality of public participation in the integrated development planning process in Gauteng’. Politikon. 37(2-3): 223-249

    Phakathi, S. (2010). ‘Workplace change and frontline supervision in deep-level gold mining: Managerial rhetoric or practice?’ Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa. 72/73: 181-204

  • 2009 Open or Close

    Phakathi, S. (2009). ‘Planisa! Gold Miners’ Underground Practices’, South African Labour Bulletin. 33(5): 13-15, December 2009

    Everatt, D. (2009). ‘Despatches from the ‘war on poverty’ in South Africa’s poorest nodes, 1996-2006’. In McLennan A. and Munslow B. (eds.). The State and the Politics of Delivery in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

    Everatt, D. (2009). 'The undeserving poor: poverty and the politics of service delivery in the poorest nodes of South Africa'. Politikon. 35(3): 293-319.


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