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Feb
2019

The GCRO has opened entries for digital photographs of the Gauteng City-Region and its people through the Urban Gaze photography competition.

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Sep
2018

Between 26 and 29 August 2018 GCRO showcased its work in a major exhibition at the Metropolis Annual Meeting.

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Apr
2018

2018 began with the release of GCRO's seventh Research Report, Mining landscapes of the Gauteng City-Region. The report considers how the legacies of gold mining have been imprinted on the towns and cities of the GCR.

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Dec
2017

2017 was a productive year at GCRO with the publication of a range of outputs and academic articles, as well as over 100 presentations made by staff. In case you missed any of our outputs this year, here is a summary of our major publications and visualisations for 2017.

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Jul
2017

This interactive animation presents Gauteng, South Africa, where each person represents 1% of the respondents of GCRO’s 2015 Quality of Life Survey. The villagers represent the gender and racial diversity of Gauteng in a non-representative manner.

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Oct
2015

Every two years since 2009, the Gauteng City-Region Observatory carries out a ‘Quality of Life’ survey which measures the quality of life, socio-economic circumstances, attitudes to service delivery, psycho-social attitudes, value-base and other characteristics of the...

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May
2015

2015 has seen an increase in xenophobic violence which has often targeted cross border migrant entrepreneurs. The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) has just completed two surveys which, amongst other things, show that those...

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Vol5No1
Nov
2014

Johannesburg is South Africa’s premier city and is the heart of the Gauteng City-Region that accounts for over one-third of the country’s economic output. Over the past decade or so there has been a growing scholarship on space, politics...

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Vol4No3
Aug
2014

The GCRO launched our third ‘Quality of Life’ survey to a packed audience at Sturrock Park, where Premier Hon David Makhura and Johannesburg Mayor – but speaking as SALGA Chairperson – Cllr Parks Tau were respondents. The audience...

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Vol4No2
Apr
2014

As part of an ongoing project on trade in the Gauteng CityRegion, GCRO has commissioned two large sample surveys, one on migrant entrepreneurs and the other on cross-border traders. The project examines the role of large-scale...

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Vol4No1
Nov
2013

On 25 October GCRO’s online and interactive State of the Gauteng City-Region Review 2013 went live and was launched officially to a full house at the Wits Club by GCRO Executive Director David Everatt. Gauteng Premier...

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Vol3No3
Aug
2013

The report includes technical analyses based on best-available digital spatial data; institutional assessments of government plans and visions; a case-study example of ecosystem services valuation; and a reflection on the role of communities...

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Vol3No2
Jan
2013

Gauteng’s green infrastructure network is a living network of green spaces that contributes to the long-term sustainability and resilience of the Gauteng City-Region. The network provides various services, buffers the effects of climate...

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Vol3No1
Nov
2012

Happily for the GCRO, the recently released results of Census 2011 bear close resemblance to comparable survey results of the GCRO 2011 Quality of Life (QoL) survey. This is certainly true of the migration data. However, at this...

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Vol2No3
Aug
2012

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) has just completed its second ‘Quality of Life’ survey, with a massive sample of almost 17 000 respondents. This follows the first survey in 2009, and thus allows some sense of change...

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Vol2No2
May
2012

On 29 March the GCRO Board approved projects and budget for the April 2012 – March 2013 financial year. The decision confirms an array of exciting new research projects for the second year of GCRO’s three-year strategic plan...

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Vol2No1
Feb
2012

On 30 November 2011, the Gauteng Provincial Government launched the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD Territorial Review of the Gauteng CityRegion at a formal lunch in Sandton, bringing...

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Vol1No3
Oct
2011

Consider the following excerpt from the influential and agenda-setting book ‘Global City Regions: trends, theory and policy’ edited by Professor Allen J. Scott: “City-regions increasingly function as essential spatial nodes of the...

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IssueNo1
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Feb
2019

The GCRO has opened entries for digital photographs of the Gauteng City-Region and its people through the Urban Gaze photography competition.

View Newsletter
newsletter-sep2018-vol7-2
Sep
2018

Between 26 and 29 August 2018 GCRO showcased its work in a major exhibition at the Metropolis Annual Meeting.

View Newsletter
April 18 newsletter icon
Apr
2018

2018 began with the release of GCRO's seventh Research Report, Mining landscapes of the Gauteng City-Region. The report considers how the legacies of gold mining have been imprinted on the towns and cities of the GCR.

View Newsletter
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Dec
2017

2017 was a productive year at GCRO with the publication of a range of outputs and academic articles, as well as over 100 presentations made by staff. In case you missed any of our outputs this year, here is a summary of our major publications and visualisations for 2017.

View Newsletter
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Jul
2017

This interactive animation presents Gauteng, South Africa, where each person represents 1% of the respondents of GCRO’s 2015 Quality of Life Survey. The villagers represent the gender and racial diversity of Gauteng in a non-representative manner.

View Newsletter
Thumbnails-Newsletters
Oct
2015

Every two years since 2009, the Gauteng City-Region Observatory carries out a ‘Quality of Life’ survey which measures the quality of life, socio-economic circumstances, attitudes to service delivery, psycho-social attitudes, value-base and other characteristics of the...

View Newsletter
Vol5No1
May
2015

2015 has seen an increase in xenophobic violence which has often targeted cross border migrant entrepreneurs. The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) has just completed two surveys which, amongst other things, show that those...

View Newsletter
Vol4No3
Nov
2014

Johannesburg is South Africa’s premier city and is the heart of the Gauteng City-Region that accounts for over one-third of the country’s economic output. Over the past decade or so there has been a growing scholarship on space, politics...

View Newsletter
Vol4No2
Aug
2014

The GCRO launched our third ‘Quality of Life’ survey to a packed audience at Sturrock Park, where Premier Hon David Makhura and Johannesburg Mayor – but speaking as SALGA Chairperson – Cllr Parks Tau were respondents. The audience...

View Newsletter
Vol4No1
Apr
2014

As part of an ongoing project on trade in the Gauteng CityRegion, GCRO has commissioned two large sample surveys, one on migrant entrepreneurs and the other on cross-border traders. The project examines the role of large-scale...

View Newsletter
Vol3No3
Nov
2013

On 25 October GCRO’s online and interactive State of the Gauteng City-Region Review 2013 went live and was launched officially to a full house at the Wits Club by GCRO Executive Director David Everatt. Gauteng Premier...

View Newsletter
Vol3No2
Aug
2013

The report includes technical analyses based on best-available digital spatial data; institutional assessments of government plans and visions; a case-study example of ecosystem services valuation; and a reflection on the role of communities...

View Newsletter
Vol3No1
Jan
2013

Gauteng’s green infrastructure network is a living network of green spaces that contributes to the long-term sustainability and resilience of the Gauteng City-Region. The network provides various services, buffers the effects of climate...

View Newsletter
Vol2No3
Nov
2012

Happily for the GCRO, the recently released results of Census 2011 bear close resemblance to comparable survey results of the GCRO 2011 Quality of Life (QoL) survey. This is certainly true of the migration data. However, at this...

View Newsletter
Vol2No2
Aug
2012

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) has just completed its second ‘Quality of Life’ survey, with a massive sample of almost 17 000 respondents. This follows the first survey in 2009, and thus allows some sense of change...

View Newsletter
Vol2No1
May
2012

On 29 March the GCRO Board approved projects and budget for the April 2012 – March 2013 financial year. The decision confirms an array of exciting new research projects for the second year of GCRO’s three-year strategic plan...

View Newsletter
Vol1No3
Feb
2012

On 30 November 2011, the Gauteng Provincial Government launched the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD Territorial Review of the Gauteng CityRegion at a formal lunch in Sandton, bringing...

View Newsletter
IssueNo1
Oct
2011

Consider the following excerpt from the influential and agenda-setting book ‘Global City Regions: trends, theory and policy’ edited by Professor Allen J. Scott: “City-regions increasingly function as essential spatial nodes of the...

View Newsletter
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