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  • Bobbins, Kerry (2015-05)
    Acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) has been described in the media as a ticking time bomb after it was officially reported to have begun surfacing from old mining works on the West Rand in 2002 ...
  • Mushongera, Darlington; Kwenda, Prudence; Ntuli, Miracle (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2020-12-08)
    The purpose of this occasional paper is to analyse well-being in Gauteng province from a capability perspective. We adopt a standard ‘capability approach’ consistent with Amartya Sen’s concept of capabilities (1985; 1993; ...
  • Everatt, David; Gotz, Graeme; Phakathi, Sizwe; Makgetla, Neva (2009-09)
    The Gauteng Provincial Government Department of Economic Department (GPGDED) approached the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) to provide them with a fast turn-around report that benchmarks sub-national responses to ...
  • Arbix, Glauco; de Toledo, Demétrio G. C.; Felizardo, Rafael G. (2012-10)
    This essay discusses recent developments in Brazil´s innovation policies. These policies are part of a long-term developmental process and the current search for a new national configuration of policies and instruments ...
  • Greyling, Talita (2015-03-30)
    GCRO's 'Quality of Life' survey and outputs are increasingly part of the research landscape, with both policy and academic uptake. However, to ensure that the results are as accurate as possible, we commission external ...
  • McCarthy, Terence (2010-09)
    The large void beneath the Witwatersrand created by gold mining over the last 120 years is filling with water, which is rising at about 15m per month. The void will fill and water will begin to leak out (decant) on surface ...
  • Bobbins, Kerry; Culwick, Christina (2016-09)
    As the population, economy and urban built environment in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) expand, government is increasingly under pressure to provide urban infrastructure to support growth. It is increasingly important that ...
  • Naidoo, Yashena; Maree, Gillian (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-07-21)
    The COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa has had far reaching impacts on society and the economy. A national disaster was declared on 15 March 2020 and by 26 March 2020 strong restrictive measures were put in place to manage ...
  • Ballard, Richard; Namponya, Alfred; Tshangana, Alison (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2021-06-30)
    In June 1991, the South African parliament repealed the Group Areas Act, the legislation that the apartheid state had used to drive urban segregation. To mark the three decade anniversary of this moment, this month’s map ...
  • Mushongera, Darlington (2015-04-17)
    The GCRO Barometer 2014 depicts developmental progress in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) in a single interactive graphic using 38 indicators across ten key sectors. It serves as a tracking and diagnostic tool to inform ...
  • Mubiwa, Brian; Annegarn, Harold (2013-03)
    This Occasional Paper is one of two that GCRO has commissioned specifically to deepen our understanding of the past of the GCR. Both focus on aspects of the region’s spatial past, and ought to be read together. This paper ...
  • Maree, Gillian; Khanyile, Samkelisiwe (Gauteng City-Region Obervatory, 2020-10-01)
    For those who live in long term care facilities the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been particularly devastating. For the September Map of the Month we explore the impacts on long term care facilities in Gauteng by ...
  • Mabin, Alan (2013-07)
    The mission of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) is to help illuminate trends and dynamics shaping the region of towns and cities in and around Gauteng, and also enhance understanding of the idea of the Gauteng ...
  • de Kadt, Julia; Gotz, Graeme; Hamann, Christian; Maree, Gillian; Parker, Alexandra (Gauteng City-Region Observatory: Map of the Month, March 2020, 2020-03-20)
    The world is reeling as COVID-19 infections spread. This Map of the Month aids an understanding of the localised risk factors that might contribute to transmission of COVID-19, or amplify its health and socio-economic ...
  • Bobbins, Kerry; Trangos, Guy (Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 2018-01)
    The extraction of gold along the Witwatersrand mining belt has fundamentally shaped the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) over more than a century. Mining in the region occurred across a vast area. The Witwatersrand basin is made ...
  • Gotz, Graeme; Wray, Chris; Venter, Christo; Badenhorst, Willem; Trangoš, Guy; Culwick, Christina (2014-08)
    Mobility in the Gauteng City-Region has been written in a remarkable moment in the history of transport development in Gauteng. On the one hand the region appears to be in a new ‘golden era’ of transit infrastructure design ...
  • Wray, Chris; Musango, Josephine; Damon, Kavesha; Cheruiyot, Koech (2013-08)
    Urban growth and land use change models have the potential to become important tools for urban spatial planning and management. Before embarking on any modelling, however, GCRO felt it was important to take note of, and ...
  • Parker, Alexandra; Rubin, Margot (2017-11)
    South African cities were designed and legislated to enforce spatial marginalisation of Africans, coloureds and Indians to peripheral urban settlements. The legacy of this intentionally constructed racially segregated space ...
  • Abrahams, Caryn (2017-07)
    There is an apparent resurgence of racism, xenophobia, and discrimination on the basis of ethnicity in South Africa. In this context careful policy-focused analytical work is critical to advance the constitutional values ...
  • Greenberg, Stephen (2010-07)
    The Gauteng city-region (GCR) is a relatively new concept for South Africa, although the model has been growing in other parts of the world for over a decade. This paper considers some of the global debates about the ...

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