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The GCRO is keen to discuss and promote our research, data, maps, visualisations and insights in the media. Material and data on this website is available for use and publication. Members of the media are encouraged to get in touch with us should they need an expert opinion on phenomena to do with the Gauteng city-region or would like to publish our work. Our central point of contact via email or phone will direct you to the best person to assist you.

  • 2018 Open or Close

    GCRO's June Map of the Month, 'Multidimensional poverty mapping of the Gauteng City-Region,' was republished by PositionIT on 10 July 2018.

    Alexandra Parker discussed the June 2018 Map of the Month 'The long and short of school commutes' on Radio 702 with Azania Mosaka on 2 July 2018 and SAfm with Bongi Gwala on 3 July 2018.

    Alexandra Parker, Julia de Kadt & Christian Hamann wrote an article for The Conversation Africa 'The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study' published on 1 July 2018 and republished by eNCA on 2 July.

    Christina Culwick and the March 2018 map of the month on Mapping vulnerability in Gauteng is cited in 'Climate change report: SA’s cities urged to prepare for heat waves and floods' by Shaun Smillie in Business Day, 25 June 2018.

    Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin wrote an article for The Conversation, titled 'Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work', published on 23 May 2018 and republished in the Mail and Guardian.

    Christina Culwick was interviewed on Kaya FM about the QoL IV data presented in Vignette #35 regarding 'Best rated services per municipality' 15 May 2018.

    Richard Ballard was interviewed on Radio Islam on Thursday 10 May 2018 regarding the April Map of the month on influx control.

    Graeme Gotz was interviewed on Stephen Grootes' Sunrise Breakfast show on SAfm in connection with the April 2018 Map of the Month on attitudes to bringing back influx control, 8 May 2018

    GCRO's April 2018 Map of the Month was written up in several articles: "Apartheid lite?: Gautengers say yes to influx control" in The Times, 7 May 2018; "‘Too many people are coming to Gauteng’ – and a lot of residents want influx-control back" in Business Tech, 7 May 2018.

    Alexandra Parker wrote an article 'Mothers in motion: mums navigate cities with their kids’ needs in mind', The Conversation Africa, 17 April 2018. She also spoke to Kwena Moabelo on PowerFM about the research project on 19 April 2018. The article was republished on a number of online news platforms including Huffington Post.

    Alexandra Parker wrote an article, 'City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spaces', for The Conversation Africa, 25 March 2018.

    GCRO research was cited in "Traffic Management of the future through Internet Of Things" by Teddy Daka, opinion piece in IT News Africa, 13 February 2018.

    Gillian Maree was quoted in "WaterCrisis: Gauteng forewarned of its own drought risks" by Sheree Bega in the Saturday Star, 4 February 2018.

  • 2017 Open or Close

    GCRO's 'Gauteng as a Village of 100 People' featured in Naked Data's newsletter #167 - Millennials, music, machine learning and the media, December 2017.

    GCRO's exhibition 'Shifting borders and building bridges' for the 2017 Seoul biennale on architecture and urbanism featured online with UrbanNext, November 2017.

    GCRO Quality of Life Survey data was cited in 'A Matter of Fact with Africa Check' on the Azania Mosaka show, 20 November 2017.

    Jesse Harber was quoted in Times Live article 'Malls are forced to think out of the box to survive' by Ufrieda Ho, 15 November 2017.

    GCRO's vignette on the 1% was featured in an article in Business Day by Claudi Mailovich: 'Bottom half of Gauteng's richest 1% earn 32 times more', 13 November 2017.

    GCRO Quality of Life survey data cited in Times Live article 'Gauteng is becoming vulnerable to floods as development booms', 19 October 2017.

    GCRO Quality of Life survey data cited in Netwerk24.com online article 'Gauteng "kan nie byhou met dienste" ', 18 October 2017.

    GCRO Quality of Life survey data cited in SABC News online article 'Gauteng might be out of water by 2025', 18 October 2017.

    GCRO QoL survey data cited by Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga in Pretoria News in an article titled 'We treat all in the city fairly, equally', 16 October 2017.

    GCRO QoL Survey data cited in The Daily Vox in an article titled 'LGBT Folks Share Their Coming Out Stories' published on 12 October 2017.

    GCRO's exhibition 'Shifting borders and building bridges' for the 2017 Seoul biennale on architecture and urbanism featured online with ee publishers, 4 October 2017.

    Rob Moore was interviewed for online television Joburg Today discussing GCRO's Quality of Life survey (4 October 2017).

    GCRO research was cited in an article in Southern Courier on debt published 13 September 2017.

    Rob Moore and Christian Hamann were cited in an article on Africa Check on undocumented foreigners in Johannesburg's CBD published on 7 September 2017.

    The GCRO's Shifting borders and building bridges (Cities exhibition at Seoul Biennale) was featured in the Wits news; on Biz Community and on Architect Africa in August 2017.

    Jesse Harber was interviewed on PowerFM with Ayabonga Cawe, talking about alternative financing for public transport (14 August 2017).

    Jesse Harber was interviewed on PowerFM with Ayabonga Cawe, talking about transit-oriented development and spatial justice (7 June 2017).

    GCRO's Mothers in the City research project was featured in the Wits Curiosity magazine (24 May 2017).

    Alexandra Parker was cited in The Atlantic by Ryan Leonora Brown in an article discussing Ponte and its recent representation in film (21 February 2017).

  • 2016 Open or Close

    Dr Aidan Mosselson was part of a talk show at Kaya FM on gated communities (1 June 2016)

    Sally Peberdy wrote ‘How informal cross border trade extends the reach of Johannesburg’s retail and wholesale sectors’ for UrbanAfrica.net: http://www.urbanafrica.net/urban-voices/15458/

  • 2015 Open or Close

    Guy Trangoš was interviewed by SABC and Joburg TV on the interim results of the GCRO’s online EcoMobility survey (30 October 2015).

    Christina Culwick was interviewed by JoburgToday.tv on Transport in Johannesburg (5 October 2015).

    Caryn Abrahams was part of a radio panel discussion alongside Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi entitled ‘Racial Trends in Workplace’ on The Leadership Platform hosted by Arian Groenewald, Cliff Central Radio (27 July 2015).

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by SAfm on the Green Talents programme (13 June 2015)

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by Science Year 2015 on the Green Talents programme (14 April 2015)

    Christina Culwick wrote ‘Access Denied’ for UrbanAfrica.net (6 April 2015)

    David Everatt wrote an opinion piece entitled ‘Era of coalition in South Africa’s politics looms’ for The Business Day (March 23 2015)

    Kerry Bobbins wrote ‘Green assets as an infrastructure alternative’ for UrbanAfrica.net (25 February 2015)

    Graeme Gotz, Chris Wray and Samy Katumba, wrote ‘Mapping job seekers’ movements’ for PositionIT (January/February 2015)

    Sally Peberdy wrote ‘Foreigners create more jobs in SA’ for City Press, 25 (January 2015)

    Chris Wray wrote ‘An open data revolution for the Gauteng City-Region?’ for UrbanAfrica.net

    Sally Peberdy appeared on a number of radio and television programmes to discuss the findings of the GCRO research on foreign migrant and South African entrepreneurs in the informal sector in light of attacks on foreign traders in Soweto and elsewhere in Gauteng in January-April 2015. These included CCTV; CNBC Africa; Cape Talk; eNCA; Power FM (3 shows); Radio/Jozi Today; Radio 702; SAFM and VOW.

    Christina Culwick and Kerry Bobbins wrote ‘Green infrastructure: a way to support development in Africa’ for UrbanAfrica.net

  • 2014 Open or Close

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by Classic FM on the Green Talents programme (3 December 2014)

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by Earthworks for a feature on the Green Talents programme and the GCRO project on Green Assets (2 December 2014)

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by North Eastern Tribune on the Green Talents programme (2 December 2014)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘Batting for Rwanda’ for Earthworks Magazine (December/January 2014)

    Kerry Bobbins was interviewed by Rhodes Music Radio on the Green Talents programme (30 November 2014)

    Sally Peberdy was interviewed by ECNA on medical tourism and migration statistics (30 October 2014)

    Sally Peberdy was interviewed by Good Morning Africa (ECNA) on migration and development (3 October 2014)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘Respected. Responsible. Rooted’ for Earthworks Magazine (August/September 2014)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘Not so rigid, please’ for Financial Mail (29 August 2013)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘ARCHITECTURE: Women are building a presence’ for The Financial Mail (14 August 2014)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘ARCHITECTURE: More natural space’ for The Financial Mail (14 August 2014)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘New perspectives on architecture’ for The Business Day (31 July 2014)

  • 2013 Open or Close

    Kerry Bobbins contributed to ‘acid water problem “neglected by government”’ for The Business Day written by Sue Blaine (November 2013)

    Kerry Bobbins contributed to ‘Acid mine drainage under the spotlight’ for the Northcliff & Melville Times written by Zakiya Mckenzie (November 2013)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘B(l)oom time for Jacaranda City’ for Earthworks Magazine (October/November 2013) with Thomas Coggin

    Kerry Bobbins contributed to ‘IsiZulu, English Gauteng’s most spoken languages’ for Gauteng News written by Vuyo Sabani (September 2013)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘Soweto Striker’ for Canadian Architect (1 July 2013)

    Guy Trangoš wrote ‘What is Design’ for City Press (29 April 2013) with Zahira Asmal

    Christina Culwick and Kerry Bobbins contributed to a published article in the October edition of Urban Green File entitled, ‘Gearing up for Gauteng going green’

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