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Academic Publications

As part of their academic citizenship and scholarship, GCRO research staff regularly publish academic and policy support work. View publications below:

  • 2017 Open or Close

    Mosiane, N.B. (Forthcoming). 'Credit, cash transfers, and distributive neoliberalism'. African Studies.

    Mosselson, A. (Forthcoming). ‘ “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.

    Mosselson, A. (Forthcoming). ‘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.

    Parker, A. (Forthcoming). ‘The Spatial Stereotype: The Representation and Reception of Urban Films in Johannesburg’. Urban Studies.

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

  • 2016 Open or Close

    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.

    Abrahams, C. (forthcoming 2016). 'Making the nation twenty years after democracy’, in K. Lefko-Everatt, K. and Govender, R. (eds) Twenty Years of reconciliation, A Review of the South African Reconciliation Barometer, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (in press)

    Abrahams, C. (forthcoming, 2016). 'South Africa 20 years after democracy: solidarity missing'. European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, special issue publication Arab Transitions in Comparative Perspective (in press)

    Ballard, R. (forthcoming 2016). ‘Development and governance’. Submitted to 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 (in press)

    Chikozho, C. & Mapedza, E. (forthcoming 2016). ‘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 (in press)

    Khanyile, N. (2016). 'Digital platform for mining activity data'. PositionIT, July 2016, 46–47.

    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.

    Culwick, C. and Patel, Z. (2016). 'United and divided responses to complex urban issues: insights on the value of a transdisciplinary approach to flooding risk'. Area. Online first, DOI: 10.1111/area.12282, June 2016

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

    Mosselson, A. (2016). '"Joburg has its own momentum": towards a vernacular theorisation of urban change'. Urban Studies. Online first DOI: 10.1177/0042098016634609, March 2016

    Mahomed, F. and Trangoš, G. (forthcoming 2016). ‘An exploration of public attitudes towards LGBTI rights in the Gauteng City-Region of South Africa’. Journal of Homosexuality. Online first DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1157999, February 2016

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

    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, Online first DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1145718, February 2016

    Abrahams, C. (2016). ‘Twenty years of social cohesion and nation-building in South Africa’. In part special issue ‘South Africa in Transition’, Journal of Southern African Studies, online first DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2016.1126455, February 2016

    Mosselson, A. (2016). ‘Book review: Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid’. Regional Studies. Online first DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1138740, January 2016

  • 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. & 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

    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

    Mushongera, D. Zikhali, P & Ngwenya, P. (2015). ‘A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Gauteng Province, South Africa: Evidence from Quality of Life Survey Data’. Social Indicators Research. Online first DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1176-2, November 2015

    Everatt, D. (2015). ‘Quality of Life in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’. Social Indicators Research. Online first DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1127-y, October 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

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

    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.

    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., 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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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 (

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

  • 2013 Open or Close

    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').

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

    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.

    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).

  • 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. & Swilling M. (2012). ‘Valuing Green Infrastructure in an urban environment under pressure – the Johannesburg case, Journal of Ecological Economics: special edition. Online publication on 12 June 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

    Wray C. (2012). ‘Promoting g-government in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR).‘, PositionIT, March 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: 6992-6940

    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). book review of Cardo M. ‘Opening Men’s Eyes: Peter Brown and the Liberal Struggle for South Africa’ in the journal of the Helen Suzman Foundation

    Everatt D., Marais, H., and Dube N. (2010). ‘Public participation in governance in Gauteng’ Politikon

    Wray C. (2010). ‘Working towards a successful Gauteng City-Region, PositionIT, Jan/Feb 2010, pp. 38-43

    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


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