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  • Amanda van der Walt

Vacancy - Researcher: Sustainability and Just Transitions (Wits University level AC08)

  • Jun 2024

The GCRO has nine research themes, one of which is Sustainability and Just Transitions. Projects in this theme address green infrastructure, water, the green economy, just transitions, and climate change.

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University of Cambridge and the GCRO host writing workshop on urbanization in Africa

  • May 2024

This three-day writing workshop, hosted by the University of Cambridge and the GCRO, explores alternative approaches to starting conversations about urbanization in African contexts. The goal is to consider the unique and pressing experiences of African urbanization not as isolated cases that need separate theorizing, but as foundational points for understanding global urbanization. The focus is on prioritizing the perspectives and insights of African scholars."

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The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) is recruiting

  • May 2024

The GCRO is inviting applications for academic positions. Successful candidates will be awarded five-year contracts. The closing date for applications is the close of business on 28th June 2024.

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GCRO researchers attend the 2024 Witwatersrand-Edinburgh Sustainable African Futures (WESAF) Sustainability School

  • May 2024

GCRO researchers Thembani Mkhize and Yashena Naidoo attended the Witwatersrand-Edinburgh Sustainable African Futures (WESAF) Doctoral Programme’s Sustainability School from April 28th to May 10th, 2024. The program, a collaboration between the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE), aims to provide research training for academics to complete interdisciplinary doctoral research on sustainability in Africa.

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GCRO Hosts Grade 11 Students from Elethu Themba Public School

  • May 2024

On Tuesday, April 30, the GCRO hosted 107 grade 11 students from Elethu Themba Public School for an educational exploration of GIS techniques.

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Graduation season at the GCRO

  • May 2024

Ms. Naledi Ngwenya (Administrative Officer at the GCRO) successfully completes her Advanced Diploma in Administrative Information Management at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on 29th April 2024.

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