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  • De Klerk, HM - Senior Lecturer, GIT
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9322
    F: 021 808 3109
    hdeklerk@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    GIS, spatial analysis, biogeography, species modeling, fire ecology (fire regime and impacts thereof), invasive alien plants mapping, prioritisation of clearing action, thresholds of potential concern and adaptive management for ecological management.

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  • Biography

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    Qualifications

    (1994-1998) Ph.D. Zoology
    Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town.
    Title: Biogeography and conservation of terrestrial Afrotropical birds.

    (1993) M.Sc. Conservation Biology
    Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town (1993-1994).
    Modules: biodiversity and systematics,
    landscape ecology and geographic information systems (GIS),
    conservation genetics, community ecology, decision analysis,
    disturbance ecology, invasive alien organisms, modelling in
    conservation, environmental economics, monitoring and time
    series analysis, demography and population viability analysis.

    (1989-1992) B.Sc. Agriculture (Nature Conservation and Animal Physiology)
    University of Stellenbosch (1989-1992)

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    Publications

    Peer-reviewed, internationally accredited publications:

    1. Linder, H.P, de Klerk, H., Born, J., Burgess, N.D, Fjeldså, J. & Rahbek, C. In 2012. The partitioning of Africa: statistically defined biogeographical regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02728.x
    2. De Klerk, H.M., Wilson, A.M & Steenkamp, K.  2011.  Evaluation of satellite-derived Burned Area products for the Fynbos, a Mediterranean shrubland. International Journal of Wildland Fire, awaiting volume and page nos. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF11002
    3. van Wilgen, B.W., Forsyth, G.G., de Klerk, H., Das, S., Khuluse, S., & Schmitz, P.  2010.  Fire management in Mediterranean-climate shrublands: a case study from the Cape fynbos, South Africa. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 631–638.
    4. Wilson, A.M. Latimer, A.M.. Silander, J.A, Gelfand, A.E.. & de Klerk, H.  2010.  A Hierarchical Bayesian model of wildfire in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: Implications of weather variability and global circulation. Ecological Modelling, 221: 106-211.
    5. de Klerk, H.M.  2008.  A pragmatic assessment of the usefulness of the MODIS (Terra and Aqua) 1-km active fire (MOD14A2 and MYD14A2) products for mapping fires in the fynbos biome.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17: 1-13.
    6. Smith, N. & de Klerk, H.  2007. Geo-information pyramids for up-to-date and flexible conservation plans: a case study for Transfrontier Conservation Areas.  South African Journal of Science, 103: 442-448.
    7. de Klerk, H.M., Fjeldså, J., Blyth, S.&Burgess, N.D.  2004.  Gaps in the protected area network for threatened Afrotropical birds.  Biological Conservation, 117: 529-537.
    8. Fjeldså, J., Burgess, N.D., Blyth, S & de Klerk, H.M.  2004.  Where are the major gaps in the reserve network for Africa’s mammals? Oryx, 38 (1): 17-25.
    9. de Klerk, H.M. Crowe, T.M., Fjeldså, J. & Burgess, N.D. 2002.  Biogeographical patterns of endemic terrestrial Afrotropical birds. Diversity & Distribution, 8: 147-162.
    10. de Klerk, H.M. Crowe, T.M., Fjeldså, J. & Burgess, N.D. 2002. Patterns of species richness and narrow endemism of terrestrial bird species in the Afrotropical region.  Journal Zoology London, 256: 327-342.
    11. Seymour, C.L., de Klerk, H.M., Channing, A. & Crowe, T.M.  2001.  The biogeography of the Anura of sub-equatorial Africa and the prioritisation of areas for their conservation.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 10 (12): 2045-2076.
    12. Burgess, N.D., de Klerk, H.M., Fjeldsa, J. & Rahbek, C. 2000. A preliminary assessment of congruence of biodiversity patterns between Afrotropical forest birds and forest mammals.  Ostrich, 71 (1&2): 286-291.
    13. Williams, P.H., de Klerk, H.M. & Crowe, T.M. 1999.  Interpreting biogeographical boundaries among Afrotropical birds:  spatial patterns in richness gradients and species replacements.  Journal of Biogeography, 26: 459-474.
    14. Joubert, A.R., Leiman, A., de Klerk, H.M., Katua, S. & Aggenbach, J.C.  1997.  Fynbos vegetation and the supply of water: a comparison of multi-criteria decision analysis and cost-benefit analysis.  Ecological Economics, 22:123-140.
    15. Muriuki, J.N., de Klerk, H.M., Williams, P.H., Bennun, L.A., Crowe, T.M. & vanden Berge, E.  1997.  Using patterns of distribution and diversity of Kenyan birds to select and prioritise areas for conservation.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 6:191-210.

    Refereed/Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

    1. Fjeldså, J. & de Klerk, H.M. 2001.  Avian endemism in north-eastern tropical Africa. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea: Biologiske Skrifte, 54: 259-271.
    2. Fjeldså, J., N. Burgess, H. de Klerk, L. Hansen, & Rahbek, C.  1999.  Are Endemic Bird Areas the best targets for conservation? An assessment using all landbirds distributions of two continents. In Adams, N and R. Slotow (eds). Proceedings of the 22nd International Ornithological Congress, BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg

     

    Articles in popular magazines

    1. Burgess, N.D., de Klerk, H.M., Fjeldsa, J., Crowe, T.M. & Rahbek, C. 1997. Mapping Afrotropical birds:  links between atlas studies and conservation priority analyses.  Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 4 (2):93-98.
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  • De Waal, J - Lecturer, Geography
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9401
    F: 021 808 3109
    janniedw@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Climate change, flooding risk assessment, urban risk research with a particular focus on informal settlements.

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  • Biography

    Jan de Waal is a Disaster Risk researcher at DiMP. His Masters research investigated changing extreme rainfall patterns in the Western Cape over the past 110 years and the implications this has on design criteria for bridges, dams and other hydraulic infrastructure. His particular research interests are in climate change and adaptation, extreme climate events and informal settlement risk.

    Qualifications

    MSc cum laude (Geography and Environmental Sciences), University of Stellenbosch, 2012
    BSc Hons with distinction (Disaster Risk Science), University of Cape Town, 2010
    BSc (Environmental and Geographic Science and Ocean and atmospheric science), University of Cape Town, 2009

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    Publications

    Holloway A., Chasi V., de Waal J., Drimie S., Fortune G., Mafuleka G., Morojele M., Penicela Nhambiu B., Randrianalijaona M., Vogel C. & Zweig P. 2013. ‘Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Implications for programming’. For the Regional Interagency Standing Committee (forthcoming).

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G., Zweig, P., Barrett, L., Benjamin, A., Chasi, V. & de Waal, J. 2012. Eden and Central Karoo Drought Disaster 2009 – 2011; “The Scramble for Water.” For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape.

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  • Donaldson, R - Head of Department, Professor, Geography
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 2395
    F: 021 808 3109
    rdonaldson@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Urban social geography and tourism studies.

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    Ronnie Donaldson (PhD) was appointed as professor in the Department Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. He previously worked at the University of the North, Vista University (Mamelodi Campus) and UWC. He specialises in urban and tourism developmental studies. With over 20 years experience as a researcher, he has published 70 academic journal and chapter articles, two edited books (the most recent focussing on small town geographies in Africa) and numerous consultancy and policy reports for various government institutions. He serves on a number of national academic and research committees reviewing research proposals, academic profiles and standards, and also serves as councilor on the South African Geographical Society. He has over the past five years been involved in a number of (most as project manager) consultancy projects for local, provincial and national public institutions. The findings of the studies are contributing to the shaping of spatial (e.g. small town growth potential in the Western Cape study), tourism (business tourism strategy for Stellenbosch) and urban development (assessment of the urban renewal programme of Cape Town) policies at various levels of government. He is currently working on two edited books (focusing on Urban Stellenbosch and secondary cities in SA) as well as a sole-authored book on small towns and secondary cities in SA.

    Qualifications

    BA Hons (SU), MA (UNIN), DPhil (SU)

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    Publications

    Peer reviewed publications in journals and books:

     

    2016

     

    Wortman, T & R Donaldson, G van Westen .“They are stealing my island”: Residents’ opinions on foreign investment in the residential tourism industry in Tamarin, Mauritius submitted to SINGAPORE JOURNAL OF TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY, in press, May edition.

     

    Van Niekerk, A; Du Plessis, D; Boonzaaier, I; Spocter, Ferreira, S; M; Loots, L; Donaldson, R. 2016. Development of a multi-criteria spatial planning support system for growth potential modeling in the Western Cape, South Africa. LAND USE POLICY 50,179–193.

     

    Tait, N; Donaldson, R; Hattingh, P & Ramudzuli, M. 2016. Geography at the iconic ‘bush university’ of Turfloop: From University of the North (1959-2004) to Limpopo University (2005 – ). In Visser, G; Donaldson, R & Seethal, C (eds.) A HUNDRED YEARS HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY AT SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. Sun Media: Stellenbosch.

     

    Donaldson, R; Rule, S & Mearns, K. 2016. The rise and demise of geography at Vista University. In Visser, G; Donaldson, R & Seethal, C (eds.) A HUNDRED YEARS HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY AT SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. Sun Media: Stellenbosch.

     

    Van der Merwe, JH; Donaldson, R; Visser, GV. 2016. Geography at the university of Stellenbosch. In Visser, G; Donaldson, R & Seethal, C (eds.) A HUNDRED YEARS HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY AT SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. Sun Media: Stellenbosch.

     

    Smit, H & R Donaldson. 2016. MILITARY GEOGRAPHY AT STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY’S MILITARY GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT IN SALDANHA. In Visser, G; Donaldson, R & Seethal, C (eds.) A HUNDRED YEARS HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY AT SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. Sun Media: Stellenbosch.

     

    Marais,  L;  Nel, E &  Donaldson, R. 2016. Secondary cities within the national settlement context in South Africa. In  Marais, L; Nel, E & Donaldson, R. 2016. BEYOND THE GREAT AND MIGHTY: REFLECTIONS ON SECONDARY CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Routledge: London. (in press)

     

    Marais,  L;  Nel, E &  Donaldson, R. 2016. Secondary cities – the international literature and context. In  Marais, L; Nel, E & Donaldson, R. 2016. BEYOND THE GREAT AND MIGHTY: REFLECTIONS ON SECONDARY CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Routledge: London. (in press)

     

    Toerien, D & Donaldson, R. 2016. George. In  Marais, L; Nel, E & Donaldson, R. 2016. BEYOND THE GREAT AND MIGHTY: REFLECTIONS ON SECONDARY CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Routledge: London. (in press)

     

    Marais,  L;  Nel, E &  Donaldson, R. 2016. Towards understanding the role of secondary cities in development in South Africa. In  Marais, L; Nel, E & Donaldson, R. 2016. BEYOND THE GREAT AND MIGHTY: REFLECTIONS ON SECONDARY CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Routledge: London. (in press)

     

     

    2015

     

    Lottering, N; Du Plessis, D & Donaldson, R. 2015. Coping with drought: the experience of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in the George Municipality. WATER SA 41 (1): 1-6.

     

    Stephenson, G; Donaldson, R; Du Plessis, D & Van Niekerk, A. Compiling a land audit in large rural areas: results from the methodology applied in the non-urban areas of the Matzikama municipal area. TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 66(1).

     

     

    2014

     

    Van Laar, S; Cottyn, I; Donaldson, R; Zoomers, A; & Ferreira, S.  ‘Living apart together’ in Franschhoek, South Africa. The implications of second-home development for equitable and sustainable development (pp 190-204). In M Jaboschka & H Haas (Ed.) CONTESTED SPATIALITIES, LIFESTYLE MIGRATION AND RESIDENTIAL TOURISM. Routledge. Oxon.

     

    Goutali, M; Sam’an, S; Moe, J; Pauloski, M; Utomo, M & R Donaldson. 2013 Regulation of Street Trading in two nodes of Cape Town. In Kotze, N; Donaldson, R & Visser G (Eds.) Peer reviewed conference proceedings of the IGU urban commission.

     

    Van Heerden, S & Donaldson, R. 2013. Cape Town CBD Foreign Street Traders INC. In Kotze, N; Donaldson, R & Visser G (Eds.). Peer reviewed conference proceedings of the IGU urban commission.

     

    Donaldson, R. La remodelación de la forma urbana (in Spanish),  VANGUARDIA DOSSIER, No 51. April/Jun 2014.

     

    Donaldson, R; Benn, J; Cambell, M;. De Jager, A. 2014. Reshaping urban space through studentification in two South African urban centres The impact of studentification on reshaping urban space in two South Africa cities, URBANI IZZIV 25: 176-188.

     

    Donaldson, R; Hyman, G; Chang, D; Cobnfiado, A; Ruiz, A-M; Salud, S; Yildiz, S. 2014.  Urban Land Restitution in Cape Town: demanding the return of land rights in Constantia and Kensington/Ndabeni BULLETIN OF GEOGRAPHY – SOCIO ECONOMIC SERIES. (in press)

     

    Donaldson, R. 2014. South African Township Transformation, In: Michalos AC (Ed.). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING RESEARCH. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 623-628.

     

    2013

     

    Donaldson, R, Kotze, N, Visser, G,. Park, J; Wally, N; Zen,J; Vieyra, O. 2012. An uneasy match: neoliberalism, gentrification and  heritage conservation in  Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa.  URBAN FORUM. Accepted 24:173-188

     

    Donaldson, R & D. Du Plessis. The urban renewal programme in townships: case study of Khayelitsha, HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 39: 295 – 301.

     

    Donaldson, R, T Mehlomakhulu, D Darkey, M Dyssel & P Siyongwana Relocation: to be or not to be a black diamond in the township? HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 39: 114 – 118.

     

    Donaldson, R; Du Plessis, D; M Spocter & R Massey. The South African area-based urban renewal programme: experiences from Cape Town. JOURNAL OF HOUSING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

     

    Jürgens, U;  Donaldson, R;  Rule, S;  Bähr, J. Townships in South African cities – literature review and research perspectives. HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 39: 256 – 260.

     

    Donaldson, R.  Conference tourism: What do we know about the business tourist in South Africa? AFRICAN JOURNAL FOR PHYSICAL, HEALTH EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE, September (Supplement 2), 24-38.

     

    Ferreira, S & R Donaldson. Global imaging and branding: source market newspaper reporting of the 2010 FIFA WC.  TOURISM INTERNATIONAL REVIEW 17 (4).

     

    2012    

     

    Adendorff, A & R Donaldson. Knowledge-based service industry and locality in a medium-sized South African city, submitted to DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, accepted for October edition publication.

     

    Donaldson, R & D. Du Plessis. The urban renewal programme in townships : case study of Khayelitsha, HABITAT INTERNATIONAL (accepted for publication).

     

    Donaldson et al. Relocation: to be or not to be a black diamond in the township? HABITAT INTERNATIONAL (accepted for publication)

     

    Donaldson, R, Van Niekerk, A, Du Plessis, D, M Spocter. Non-metropolitan growth potential of Western Cape municipalities, URBAN FORUM. (accepted for 3rd edition)

     

    Jürgens, U & R Donaldson. A review of literature on transformation processes in South African townships. URBAN FORUM. (accepted for 2nd edition)

     

    Willemse, L & R Donaldson. Community neighbourhood park use in the townships of Cape Town. URBAN FORUM.(accepted for 2nd edition)

     

    Goldhaber, R & R Donaldson. An ‘Age-regation’ process as theoretical understanding of the gated retirement village. ACTA ACDEMICA. (accepted)

     

    Goldhaber, R & R Donaldson, Alternative reflections on the elderly’s sense of place in a South African gated retirement village submitted to SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY (accepted for Oct edition)

     

    Donaldson, R; Du Plessis, D; M Spocter & R Massey. The South African area-based urban renewal programme: experiences from Cape Town. JOURNAL OF HOUSING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. (accepted for 3rd edition).

     

    Donaldson, R, Y Morkel, T Paquet, 2012. The Quartering of Stellenbosch’s Urban Space, in M Swilling & B Sebitosi (Ed.) SUSTAINABLE STELLENBOSCH 2030. SunMEdia: Stellenbosch.

     

    Donaldson, R & L Marais. 2012. Small town geographies: preface. in Donaldson, R & Marais, L (Eds.) SMALL TOWN GEOGRAPHIES IN AFRICA: EXPERIENCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

     

    Donaldson, R & L Vermeulen, 2012. Book Town Tourism as a Private Development Initiative for Small Town Revival: The Case Of Richmond, South Africa, pp -174 in Donaldson, R & Marais, L (Eds.) SMALL TOWN GEOGRAPHIES IN AFRICA: EXPERIENCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2012. Coastal Spaces as ‘Walls’: Gated Developments In Small Towns on the West Coast pp -270 in Donaldson, R & Marais, L (Eds.) SMALL TOWN GEOGRAPHIES IN AFRICA: EXPERIENCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

     

    Paquet, T & R Donaldson,.2012. Local Implementation of National Policy: “Breaking New Ground” in the Coastal Towns of the Overberg Municipal Area? pp -306 in  Donaldson, R & Marais, L (Eds.) 2011. SMALL TOWN GEOGRAPHIES IN AFRICA: EXPERIENCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

     

    2011

     

    Geyer, H; H. Coetsee, D. Du Plessis, R. Donaldson, P. Nijkamp. 2011. Recent Business Transformation in Intermediate-Sized Cities in South Africa, HABITAT INTERNATIONAL, 35: 265-274

     

    Aregbeshola, M; K. Mearns & R. Donaldson  Comparing I&APs and consultants’ opinions on the Gautrain EIA process, submitted to JNL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 26 (4): 1274-1287.

     

    Smit, E & R Donaldson, 2011. The home as informal business location: home-based business (HBB) dynamics in the medium-sized city of George TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING, 59: 26-35.

     

    Donaldson, R & J van der Westhuizen. 2011 Built in a Field of Dreams? Spatial engineering and political symbolism of South Africa’s rapid rail link development, Gautrain pp 683-695. Stanley D. Brunn (Ed.) ENGINEERING EARTH: THE IMPACTS OF MEGA-ENGINEERING PROJECTS. Springer

     

    2010

     

    Gatsinzi, J & R Donaldson. 2010.  Investment challenges in the hotel industry in Kigali, Rwanda: hotel managers’ perspectives, DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, 27 (2): 225-240.

     

    Maumbe, KM & R Donaldson. 2010. Tracking the Visitors to Cape Town and the Western Cape: The relationship between visitor characteristics and travel patterns and their implications to destination marketing, JOURNAL OF TOURISM,XI (1): 1 – 20.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2010. Die hervorming van de urbane structuur in Zuid-Afrika, GEOGRAFIE 19 (5): 8-11.

     

    2009

     

    Donaldson, R. 2009. Making of a tourism gentrified town: the case of Greyton, South Africa, GEOGRAPHY, 94 (2): 88-99.

     

    Gatsinzi, J & R Donaldson. 2009. Investment in the tourism industry: the experience of Rwanda, JOURNAL FOR DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT 1 (1): 33-49.

     

    Donaldson, R & S. Ferreira. 2009. (Re-)creating urban destination image: opinions of foreign visitors to South Africa on safety and security, URBAN FORUM, 20 (1): 1-18

     

    Bird, R & R Donaldson. 2009. ‘Sex, Sun, Soccer”: Stakeholder-opinions on the sex industry in Cape Town in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, URBAN FORUM, 20 (1): 33-46.

     

    2008

     

    Donaldson, R, Cornelissen, S, Swart, K & Bob, U. 2008. . Expectations of urban residents in the Western Cape on the 2010 FIFA World Cup, AFRICA INSIGHT, 38 (3): 35-48.

     

    2007

     

    Donaldson, R & S Ferreira. Crime, Perceptions and Touristic Decision-Making: Some Empirical Evidence and Prospects for the 2010 World Cup, POLITIKON, 34(3): 353-373.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2007. Urban tourism in small town South Africa In Rogerson, C.M. and Visser, G. (eds.) 2006: URBAN TOURISM IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD: THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE. Transactions Press, New Jersey. pp 307-325.

     

    2006

     

    Donaldson, R. 2006. Mass Rapid Rail Development in South Africa’s metropolitan core: towards a new urban form? LAND USE POLICY, 23: 344-352.

     

    Donaldson, R and N Kotze. 2006. Residential desegregation dynamics in the South African city of Polokwane, JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY (TESG), 97 (5): 567-582.

     

    Donaldson, R & N Kotze, 2006. Polokwane: from an apartheid to a transformed South African city (pp 509-521), in Gans, P; Priebs, A & Wehrhahn (Eds.) KULTURGEOGRAPHIE DER STADT, Band 111, Der Universitat Kiel.

     

    2005

     

    Donaldson, R 2005. Contesting the proposed rapid rail link in Gauteng, URBAN FORUM, 16(1): 55-62.

     

    Donaldson, R and A Williams, 2005. A struggle of an inner city community to protect its historical environment. The case of Clydesdale in Pretoria, NEW CONTREE, 49: 165-180.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2005. Intro/retrospection on a provincial capital: Polokwane/Pietersburg revisited, URBAN FORUM, 16 (4): 351-367.

     

    Donaldson, R & J Gatzinsi, 2005. Foreign students as tourists: educational tourism, a market segment with potential, AFRICA INSIGHT, 35(3): 19-24.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2005. Conserving the built environment in South Africa: challenges and dilemmas. JNL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 40(4): 796-808.

     

    Bahr, J., Jurgens, U., & Donaldson, R.  Ethnic changes in South African cities: A comparative perspective. PRACE GEOGRAFICZNE, 202(1), 175-185.

     

    Jürgens, U., Bähr, J. & R. Donaldson 2005. Ethnic change in South African cities: a comparative perspective. In: Potrykowska, A. (ed.): Population, environment and development (Prace Geograficzne 202). Warschau, pp. 175-186.

     

    2003

     

    Donaldson, R; Baehr, J; Juergens, U. 2003. Assessing Inner City Change in Pretoria, ACTA ACADEMICA, 3(1): 1-33. Donaldson, R. 2002. Provincial living preferences in South Africa (pp 34-46), In PUBLIC ATTITUDES IN CONTEMPORARY SA. INSIGHTS FROM AN HSRC SURVEY. HSRC: Pretoria.

     

    2002

     

    Donaldson, R & L Marais, 2002. Transforming rural and urban spaces, In Donaldson, R & L Marais (Eds.) TRANSFORMING RURAL AND URBAN SPACES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE 1990s: REFORM, RESTITUTION, RESTRUCTURING. Africa Institute, Pretoria.

     

    Donaldson, R & L Marais 2002. Urban policy for urban change during transition, In Donaldson, R & L Marais (Eds.) TRANSFORMING RURAL AND URBAN SPACES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE 1990s: REFORM, RESTITUTION, RESTRUCTURING. Africa Institute, Pretoria.

     

    Donaldson, R; L. Marais; K. Ramballi; B. Maharaj; U. Bob; I. Kwaw. 2002. Land restitution and land tenure: an introduction, In Donaldson, R & L Marais (Eds.) TRANSFORMING RURAL AND URBAN SPACES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE 1990s: REFORM, RESTITUTION, RESTRUCTURING. Africa Institute, Pretoria.

     

    Marais, L & R, Donaldson. 2002. Towards the future, In Donaldson, R & L Marais (Eds.) TRANSFORMING RURAL AND URBAN SPACES IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE 1990s: REFORM, RESTITUTION, RESTRUCTURING. Africa Institute, Pretoria.

     

    2001

     

    Donaldson, R. 2001. An overview of urban integration and restructuring of Seshego during transition, SA GEOG. JNL, 83 (3): 208-213.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2001. Challenges for urban conservation in the historical Pretoria suburb of Clydesdale,  URBAN FORUM, 12 (2): 225-246.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Boschoff, E.  2001. Household linkages in a dispersed  settlement around Pietersburg and implications for household resource management,  JNL of FAMILY ECOLOGY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES, 25: 20-27.

     

    Ramutsindela, M & Donaldson, R. 2001Guest editorial: imprint of Bantustans and transformation, SA GEOG. JNL, 83 (3): 173-174.

     

    2000

     

    Botha, J.H. & Donaldson, R. 2000. Using a combination of digital aerial photography and satellite remote sensing to assist contemporary restructuring in an urban area of South Africa, GEOCARTO INTERNATIONAL,15(3), 53-62.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2000. Urban restructuring through Land Development Objectives in Pietersburg: an assessment. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 35(1): 22-39.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 2000. Apartheid urban development and transitional restructuring in Pietersburg and environs. HISTORIA, 1: 118-134.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 2000. Urban restructuring outcomes during transition: a model for South African urban development in the 21st century?  AFRICA INSIGHT, 30(1): 45-57.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2000. Making of the 21st century South African city: recognizing globalization patterns. VITAL, 14(1): 71-77. (peer reviewed but not accredited)

     

    1999

     

    Donaldson, R; Kwaw, I; Mahapha, S; Ramudzuli, R.1999. A reality check of four local government authorities in the Northern Province. POLITEIA, 18(2): 93-112.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 1999. Urban transformation and social change in Pietersburg

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 1999. Deracialisation of urban business space: the case of street traders in Pietersburg. ACTA ACADEMICA, 31(1): 140-166.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 1999. Restructuring  of informal business space in Pietersburg, South Africa (pp 99-110). In A. Aguilar & I Escamilla  (Eds.): PROBLEMS OF MEGACITIES: SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL RISK AND URBAN GOVERNANCE. Mexico City: UNAM.

     

    1998

     

    Kotze, N.J. & Donaldson, R. 1998. Residential desegregation in two South African cities: a comparative study of Bloemfontein and Pietersburg. URBAN STUDIES, 35 (3): 467-477.

     

    Donaldson, R. &  Van der Merwe, I.J. 1998. Social space and racial identity in colonial Pietersburg (1886-1910). HISTORIA,  43(1): 29-40.

     

    Donaldson, R. & Van der Merwe, I.J. 1998. Residential desegregation and the property market in Pietersburg. URBAN FORUM, 2: 235-258.

     

    Botha, J.H. & R, Donaldson. 1998. Viewing apartheid planning from above: a spot imagery application to contemporary restructuring in an urban area of South Africa (pp501-508). RSS98: DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS. Greenwich: Remote Sensing Society.

     

    1996

     

    Kotze, N.J. & Donaldson, R. 1996. Desegregation in  Pietersburg after the repeal of the Group Areas Act. DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, 13 (4): 119-127.

     

    Donaldson, R. 1996. The separate amenities legacy: perceptions on recreation and future planning in the Northern Province, South Africa. DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, 13 (6): 871-879.

     

    Donaldson, R. 1996. Urban black home ownership patterns in the Northern Province, South Africa (pp 189-199). In Davies, R.J. (Ed.) CONTEMPORARY CITY STRUCTURING: INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL INSIGHTS. Cape Town: Federal Business Communications Ltd.

     

    1995

     

    Hoffman, L.C; Donaldson, R. & J.F Prinsloo. 1995. Consumer perspectives on the African Sharptooth Catfish in rural and urban areas of the Northern Province. DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA,  12 (5): 725-732.

     

    1994

     

    Donaldson, R. & Kotze, N.J. 1994. Transformation in the South African apartheid city – residential desegregation in Pietersburg: a case study (pp 267-277). In Braun, G.O. (Ed.) MANAGING AND MARKETING OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN LIFE. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag.

     

    1992

     

    Donaldson, R. 1992. Kaya Mandi: external linkage of an urban black community (in Afrikaans). GEO-STELL, 13: 1-6.

     

     

    Consultancy reports

     

     2014

     

    Donaldson, R & M Boekstein. Donaldson, R & J Fouche. Opinion  survey and economic impact analysis of the cape town summer market 2013. Study done for City of Cape Town’s Economic Development Department. pp 71.

     

    Donaldson, R & M, Boekstein. Perception Survey: Pavilion Precinct Area, Strand. Study done for City of Cape Town’s Tourism Department. pp. 90.

     

    Donaldson, R; Lombard, A; Viljoen, V & T Moolman. Report on cultural nodes in Cape Town. Study done for City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Development Department.

     

    2013

     

    Donaldson, R. AN OVERVIEW OF SEVEN VISITOR TRACKING SURVEYS. WESGRO.

     

    Donaldson et al. A LAND AUDIT AND LAND USE SURVEY OF ALL LAND PARCELS OUTSIDE THE URBAN EDGES OF THE MATZIKAMA MUNICIPALITY. Study done for Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

     

    Donaldson, R, Lombard, A & V Viljoen. CULTURAL MAPPING IN CAPE TOWN. Study done for City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department.

     

    Toerien, D & R Donaldson. A REVIEW OF GEORGE AS INTERMEDIATE CITY. Study done for SA Cities Network.

     

    Van Niekerk et al. GROWTH POTENTIAL STUDY. FINAL REPORT. Prepared for Western Cape Government.

     

    2012

     

    Donaldson, R. WORLD MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE DELEGATE TRACKING SURVEY. Report prepared for CTRU Cape Town.

     

    Donaldson, R; Ferreira, S & M Spocter. QUALITATIVE PHASE: UNLOCKING LATENT POTENTIAL AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. A research study to be undertaken for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape Provincial Government. 96 pp.

     

    Donaldson, R.  EVENT SATISFACTION AND DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PRINCE ALBERT OLIVE FESTIVAL. Report prepared for CTRU, Cape Town. Pp 33.

     

     

    2011

     

    Donaldson, R & S Ferreira, 2011. A CONFERENCE AND MEETING TOURISM STRATEGY FOR STELLENBOSCH. Stellenbosch 360. 35pp.

     

    Donaldson, R et al. 2011. ANALYSIS AND HIGHLIGHTING OF LESSONS LEARNT AND BEST PRACTICES IN THE URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAMME. Report prepared for the City of Cape Town.  pp 139.

     

    Van Niekerk, A; R Donaldson; D Du Plessis & M Spocter, 2011. SMALL TOWN GROWTH POTENTIAL STUDY REVISION, Report prepared for the Provincial Department of Development and Environment, Cape Town, pp 167.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2011. EVENT SATISFACTION AND DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE J&B MET. Report prepared for CTRU, Cape Town.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2011. EVENT SATISFACTION AND DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL, Report prepared for CTRU, Cape Town.

     

    Donaldson, R. A REPORT ON THE COMPILATION OF A DATABASE OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES BASED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE IN AFRICA. Report prepared for the Office of the Premier, Western Cape.

     

    2010

     

    Donaldson, R. SITE conference delegate tracking study. Report prepared for CTRU, Cape Town.

     

    2009

     

    Donaldson, R. 2009. Table Mountain National Park visitor and user survey, project results. Report prepared for SANPARKS. pp221.

     

    2008

     

    Donaldson, R & S Ferreira. 2008. Perceptions of international visitors to South Africa on safety and security – implications for the 2010 World Cup. Prepared for CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization).

     

    Swart, K; Donaldson, R & S Cornelissen. 2008. Desktop study on soccer tourism and 2010 World Cup Western Cape citizens’ expectations.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2008. Eden District: visitor tracking and Blue Chip tourism enterprise potential. Prepared for Department of Economic and Tourism and CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization).

     

    Donaldson, R. 2008. Overberg District: visitor tracking and Blue Chip tourism enterprise potential. Prepared for Department of Economic and Tourism and CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization).

     

    Donaldson, R. 2008. Table Mountain National Park visitor and user survey, summer results. Report prepared for SANPARKS.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2008. Table Mountain National Park visitor and user survey, autumn results. Report prepared for SANPARKS.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2008. Table Mountain National Park visitor and user survey, six months results. Report prepared for SANPARKS.

     

    2007

     

    Donaldson, R. 2006/7. Research report to track visitor patterns and trends prepared for CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization) report from the December 2006/January 2007 survey.

     

    Donaldson, R. 2007 Report on tourism market research with specific emphasis on the Eden and Overberg regions, Report prepared for the Department of Economic and Tourism, Western Cape Province.

     

    2006

     

    Donaldson, R; M Boekstein; M Dyssel; E Mcpherson. 2006 A study into the optimal location and service delivery of the Gateway tourism  information centre in the Waterfront, Cape Town prepared for CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization)

     

    Donaldson, R. 2006. Research report to track visitor patterns and trends prepared for CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization) report from the June/July 2006 survey.

     

    2005

     

    Donaldson, R. 2005. An assessment of selected tourism bureaus in the Western Cape province, prepared for CTRU (the Western Cape Provincial destination marketing organization).

     

    2001

     

    Donaldson, R. 2001. Provincial living preferences in South Africa, consultancy report prepared for the HSRC.

     

    1998

     

    Donaldson, R et al. 1998. A reality check of four local government authorities in the Northern Province, Report prepared for MXA consultancy.

     

     

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  • Visser, G - Professor
    Contact info:
    T: 0218083103
    F:
    gevisser@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:
  • Biography

    Prof Gustav Visser is an urban geographer by training. He completed his undergraduate education at Stellenbosch University and received his doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing on the spatialities of social justice theorisation in post-apartheid cities. These interests have been communicated in four books and over 100 academic articles and book chapters.

    Gustav is one of only two South African Human Geographers holding a C1 NRF rating and has received generous research funding support from the NRF. Current NRF-funded research deals with queer sexualities and higher education. He is past treasurer and president and now fellow of the Society of South African Geographers.

    He serves on the editorial boards of seven academic journals and is managing editor of Urban Forum, published by Springer.

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. (London)

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  • Ferreira, SLA - Professor, Geography
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3105
    F: 021 808 3129
    slaf@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:
    • Tourism and regional development;
    • Crime and tourism destination image;
    • Responsible tourism development;
    • Tourism and transfrontier parks;
    • Tourism and small towns
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  • Biography

    In January 1979 I started my professional career as a secondary school geography teacher. In 1985 completed a masters’ study on the topic ‘The development of trans frontier commuting in South Africa, 1976-1981’. My career as an academic commenced in 1986 as a junior lecturer at UNISA where I completed my PHD (1992)with ‘The spatial analysis of the district economy of Warmbath’s, Transvaal’ as dissertation topic. From the late 1990s my research specifically dealt with issues that threaten the sustainability of tourism in South Africa, such as the high levels of crime that negatively impact on the destination image and the international tourists’ perception of risk (Ferreira 1999; Ferreira & Harmse 2000) as well as tourist congestion in the southern part of Kruger National Park that threatened its tourist capacity and its wilderness character (Ferreira 1998; Ferreira & Harmse 2000).

    In 2000 the second stage of my career dawned when my family relocated and I started as senior lecturer in the Department of Geography at Stellenbosch University. At that time the merger of three national parks – South Africa’s Kruger, Mozambique’s Limpopo and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) – was on the national tourism and also my own research agenda (Ferreira 2003; 2004; 2006).

    The third stage of in my career commenced when I was included in a project team of three geographers: Van der Merwe, Zietsmann and Ferreira (2005) to conduct a large project on the Growth potential of towns in the Western Cape commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. Four peer reviewed articles were published from this research. Again, tourism played an important role in the towns with high growth potential. In 2009 I was rated by the NRF as an established researcher and was also promoted to an associate professor.

    Currently, I have professional membership of the Society of South African Geographers (1986-present) and I am a steering group member of the IGU study group for Tourism, Leisure and Global Change (1996-present). I have served on national professional committees as council member of the Society of South African Geographers (June 2007- June 2012) and an evaluation panel for the National Research Foundation’s focus area on Sustainable Livelihoods. I am a member of the editorial board of Tourism Geographies and have also served as an ad hoc reviewer for the South African Geographical Journal, Africa Insight, Urban Forum, Acta Academica, and Current Issues in Tourism, Environmental Education Research and Society and Natural Resources.

    I represent Stellenbosch University on the Growth Committee of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Provincial Government) and a panel of experts (Development committee) in and grass root level NGO Stellenbosch 36. I have acted as external examiner for masters’ and PhD theses from the following universities: Pretoria, UNISA, Free State, Stellenbosch, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. In an organization and management capacity I and was acting head of the Department of Geography Stellenbosch University (Jul 2011-March 2012).

    Qualifications

    BA, RAU ,1977
    N.H.O.D. , RAU ,1978
    BA (Hons), RAU ,1979
    MA (Geography), RAU ,1985
    Dlitt et Phil, UNISA, 1993

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    Publications

    PUBLICATIONS IN SUBJECT RELATED JOURNALS

     

    2014

     

    Ferreira, SLA, Strydom, J. Kriel & Gildenhys, S (2015) Development of the local tourism system after 30 years of civil war in Malange province, Angola. South African Geographical Journal. Accepted 22 Sept, 2014

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A & A Boshoff (2014). Post-2010 FIFA World Cup: oversupply and location of luxury tourist beds in Cape Town. Current Issues in Tourism, Vol.17 (2): 180-198.

     

    Lombard, A & Ferreira, SLA (2014). Residents’ attitudes to proposed wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa: A social perspective from the South. Journal of Energy Policy.  66: 390-399.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A & SE Donaldson (2014). Global Imaging and branding: Source –market newspaper reporting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup,  Tourism International Review. Vol.17.(4): 253-265 .www.cognizantcommunication.com

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Harmse AC (2014) Kruger National Park: tourism development and issues around the management of large numbers of tourists Journal of Ecotourism. Journal of Ecotourism, DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2014.92590

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A & de Villiers R (2014) The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as playground for Capetonians, Urbanzzi, DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2014-25-supplement-00X

     

    Welman, L & Ferreira, SLA (2014) Regional development of Saldanha Bay region, South Africa: The role of Saldanha Steel. Bulletin of Geography, Socio-economic Series.Vol. 24: pp.

     

    2013

     

    Van der Merwe JH, Ferreira SLA and Van Niekerk, A (2013). Resource-directed Spatial Planning of Agritourism with GIS. South Africa Geographical Journal, 95(1):16-37.

     

    Hamilton J & SLA Ferreira (2013). Leisure and tourism activities of international student at Stellenbosch University, AJPHERD, September 2013.

     

    Ferreira SLA & R Muller (2013).  Innovating the wine tourism product: Food-and-wine pairing in Stellenbosch Wine Routes, AJPHERD, September 2013.

     

    Brill, G & S.L.A Ferreira (2013) Revelations about illegal marine resource harvesters operating in the marine protected area of the Table Mountain National Park using confiscations data. South African Geographical Journal, Submitted for review July 2013

     

    2012

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A. (2012). South Africa Tourism road to economic recovery: 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup as vehicle. Tourism Review International, 15 (1-2): 91-106.

     

    Ferreira. S.L.A. (2012).Moulding urban children towards environmental stewardship: Table Mountain National Park experience. Environmental Education Research, 18 (2) 229-250

     

    2011

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A (2011). Cape Town and Table Mountain National Park: Neighbours living in symbioses with nature. Current Issues in Tourism, 14 (3) 275-293

     

    2010

     

    Ferreira S.L.A. (2010). Grenzeloos Zuidelijk Afrika: Peace Parks en duurzaam toerisme.      Geografie 19 (5)12-15.

     

    2009

     

    Donaldson SE & Ferreira SLA (2009). Re-creating destination image: Will the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup have a positive Safety and security legacy for South African cites. Urban Forum, 20: 1-18.

     

    2008

     

    Ferreira, SLA (2008). Christian m. Rogerson and Gustav Visser (eds), Urban Tourism  in the Developing World. Urban Forum, 19 (4), 425-426.

     

    Ferreira, SLA (2008). Tourism development in developing countries by Telfer and Sharpley. South African Geographical Journal, 90(2) 148-149.

     

    2007

     

    Ferreira SLA, Van der Merwe IJ & Zietsman HL (2007).  Natural resource base as predictor of town growth and development.  Geography 92(1) 25-40.

     

    Ferreira SLA (2007). Role of tourism and place identity in the development of small towns in the Western Cape, South Africa. Urban Forum 18(3) 191-209.

     

    Ferreira SLA & Visser G (2007).  Creating an African Riviera: Revisiting the impact of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront development in Cape Town.  Urban Forum 18(3) 227-246.

     

    Donaldson SE & Ferreira SLA (2007).  Crime, perceptions and touristic decision-making: Some empirical evidence and prospects for 2010 World Cup. Politikon 34(3) 315-331

     

    2006

     

    Ferreira SLA (2006).  Communities and transfrontier parks in the Southern African Development Community: The case of Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. South African Geographical Journal  88(2) 166-176.

     

    Zietsman HL, Ferreira SLA & Van der Merwe IJ (2006).  Measuring the growth potential of towns in the Western Cape, South Africa.  Development Southern Africa  23(5) 685-700.

     

    2005

     

    Van der Merwe IJ, Ferreira SLA & Zietsman HL (2005).  An iinvestment strategy for effective town development in the Western Cape, South Africa.  Urban Forum 16(4)295-312

     

    2004

     

    Ferreira SLA (2004).  Problems associated with tourism development in Southern Africa: the case of transfrontier conservation areas.  GeoJournal 60(3) 301-310.

     

    2003

     

    Ferreira SLA (2003).  Sustainable tourism in post-colonial Southern Africa.  Africa Insight 33(1/2) 36-42.

     

    2000

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Harmse AC (2000).  Crime and Tourism in South Africa:  tourist perception and risk.  South African Geographical Journal, 82(2) 80-85.

     

    1999

     

    Ferreira, SLA (1999):  Crime a threat to tourism in South Africa.  Tourism Geographies, Vol. 1 (3), 313-324.

     

    Ferreira SLA & Harmse AC. (1999).  Social carrying capacity of Kruger National Park, South Africa:  policy and practice.  Tourism Geographies 1(3) 325-342.

     

    1996

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Harmse AC. (1996).  Ruimtelike analise van landbou in die distrik-ekonomie van Warmbad, Noord Transvaal.  Agrekon, Vol. 35, No 1, Maart 1996.

     

    1995

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Hanekom F. (1995).  Tourism and the local economy of Warmbaths, Northern Transvaal.  Development Southern Africa, Vol. 12, No 2, April 1995.

     

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

     

    Van Laar, S; Cottyn, I; Zoomers, A; Donaldson, R & Ferreira, S.L.A (2014) Living apart together’ in Franschhoek, South Africa. The implications of second-home development for equitable and sustainable development. In Haas, H (Ed.) Contested spatialities of lifestyle migration and residential tourism. Routledge.

     

    Ferreira, SLA (2013). Hallmark events as counter to economic downturn the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. In: Visser G. and Ferreira, S. (eds.) 2013: Perspectives on Tourism and Crisis, Routledge, London, Chapter 5: 76-93.

     

    Visser, G & SLA Ferreira (2013). Tourism crises: a never ending story. Chapter 1 in In: Visser G. and Ferreira, S. (eds.) 2013: Perspectives on Tourism and Crisis, Routledge, London, Chapter 1: 1-11.

     

    Nhantumbo E and Ferreira SLA (2012) Tourism development and community response: the case of the Inhambane coastal zone, Mozambique. In: Donaldson, R & Lochner, M (2012). Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, chapter 25 (pp., 365-382).

     

    Ferreira, SLA (2012). Balancing people and park: towards a symbiotic relationship between Cape Town and Table Mountain National Park. In: Saarinen, J, Rogerson, C & M Haretsebe, (eds) 2012: Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals Tourism, Local Communities and Development, Chapter 11: 168-190.

     

    Ferreira SLA (2011). One Decade of Transfrontier Areas in Southern Africa. In: Wastl-Walter, D (2011). Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies. Aldershot: Asgate Publishing, Chapter 40: 643-655.

     

    Ferreira SLA (2004). Sustainable Tourism in Post-colonial Southern Africa. In: Rogerson, CM and Visser, G. Tourism and Development issues in Contemporary South Africa. Chapter 10, Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa, Chapter 10: 290-306.

     

    BOOKS

     

    Visser G. & Ferreira, S.L.A (eds.) (2013): Perspectives on Tourism and Crisis, Routledge, London

     

    TECHNICAL RESEARCH REPORTS

     

    Van Niekerk A, Donaldson R, Du Plessis D, Ferreira SLA & Spocter M (2013). Growth Potential Study (Phase 2). Commissioned by the Western Cape Goverment, Environmental Affairs & Development Planning. Cape Town: Western Cape Government

     

    Donaldson, SE, Ferreira, S.L.A & Spocter, M (2012). Qualitative phase: Unlocking latent potential     and recommendations for appropriate interventions for regional development. A research study to be undertaken for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape Provincial Government by Stellenbosch University & CSIR

     

    Donaldson SE & SLA Ferreira (2011):  A business tourism strategy for conferences and meetings (CM) in the Stellenbosch Central Area. Tourism and Urban Research Unit and the Centre for Geographical Analysis, Stellenbosch University.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A. (2008). One Decade of Transfrontier Areas in Southern Africa.

     

    Van der Merwe JH, Ferreira SLA and Van Niekerk, A (2008). A Spatial GAP-analysis of tourism Development opportunity in the Western Cape Province. Report 2008/1 Centre for Geographical Analysis. Stellenbosch University.

     

    Van der Merwe IJ, Ferreira SLA & Zietsman HL (2005).  Growth potential of towns in the Western Cape.  Centre for Geographical Analysis, Stellenbosch University

     

    PAPERS PRESENTED:

     

    National conferences

     

    Hamilton, JG & Ferreira SLA (2014). Managing wildlife experiences in the Kruger National Park. Savanna Science Network, Skukuza 9-13 March.

     

    Ferreira, SLA (2014). Kruger National Park; Tourism development and issues of social carrying capacity in the management of large numbers of tourists. Savanna Science Network, Skukuza 9-13 March.

     

    Ferreira SLA & R Muller (2014).  Innovating the wine tourism product: Food-and-wine pairing in Stellenbosch Wine Routes. Bi-annual Conference of the Society of South African Geographers, 25-27 June, 2014, East London .

     

    Harmse AC & Ferreira SLA (2014) Kruger National Park: tourism development and issues around the management of large numbers of tourists. Bi-annual Conference of the Society of South African Geographers, 25-27 June, 2014, East London

     

    Lombard, A & Ferreira, SLA 2012. Space, Place and Ownership: Wind power landscapes on the West Coast of South Africa. South Africa, Geography Society, June 2012, University of Cape Town.

     

    Donaldson, RD & Ferreira SLA 2009. (Re-) creating Urban Destination Image? Opinions of Foreign Visitors to South Africa on Safety and Security. South African Geographical Society Biennial Conference, Unisa. Olifantsfontein, Pretoria. 1-3 Augustus

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Donaldson S E 2009 Cape Town and Table Mountain National Park: Neighbours living in symbiosis with nature? 1-3 July, Gaborone. Atlas Africa Conference.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Donaldson S E 2009: Crime, perceptions and touristic decision-making: Prospects for 2010 World Cup. Africa Hospitality – Tourism Safety & Security Congress. 29 July CTICC.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Visser, G.2007. Creating an African Riviera; revisiting the Impact of the V&A Waterfront Development in Cape Town. South African Geographical Society Biennial Conference, Nelson Mandela University. Port Elizabeth 9-10July, 2007.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2005.  Natural resource base as predictor of town growth and development potential in the Western Cape.  South African Geographical Society Biennial Conference.  University of the Western Cape, September 6-8, 2005.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2003.  Problems in Gonarezhou – The Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park.  Society of South African Geographers – 2003 University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2002:  Sustainable Tourism in Post Colonial Africa. Regional Conference of the International Union (IGU), Durban South Africa, August 4-7 2002.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Van Niekerk 2001:  The Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park:  Miracle or disaster.  Society of South African Geographers – Julie 2001 Goudini Spa, South Africa.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Harmse 1997:  South Africa and the 2004 Olympics:  development, tourism and crime.  The Society of South African Geographers and the African Geographers Association.  June 1997, Midrand, South Africa.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 1993: Ruimtelike analise van die Warmbad-distrikekonomie: ‘n Ontwik-kelingsevaluering, vierjaarlikse Konferensie van die Vereniging vir Geografie, Port Elizabeth, 1993.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 1991:  Landbou – elemente in die distrikekonomie van Warmbad. Vierjaarlikse Konferensie van die Suid-Afrikaanse Geografiese Vereniging, Potchefstroom, 1991.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 1989:  Warmbad – Toeristestreek in ontwikkeling, Konferensie van die Vereniging vir Geografie, Pretoria, 1989.

     

    International conferences

     

    Ferreira SLA 2015. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as playground for Capetonians. IGU Moscow, 16-21 August 2014

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2014. Tourism development and issues of social carrying capacity in the management of large numbers of tourists. IGU, Krakow, Poland. 16-23 Aug 2014.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2014. Re-development of the tourism system in Malange, Angola. Pininy Mountains, Poland 13-16 Aug, 2013.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A 2013. International students at Stellenbosch University; Agents of internationalisation and leisure and tourism significance. AAG Los Angeles, 8-18 April 2013

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A  & Boshoff, A 2012. Post 2010 FIFA World Cup: The oversupply of Luxury tourist beds in Cape Town. IGU Cologne 26-31 Augustus

     

    Lombard A & SLA Ferreira (2011). ‘Wind turbines encroaching on tranquil coastal landscape in South Africa. ATLAS Conference in Latvia, August 2011.

     

    Ferreira SLA &  SE Donaldson SE (2011). Global imaging and branding: Source market news reporting of the 2010 FIFA WC. IGU Conference 14-18 November, Santiago

     

    Ferreira S.L.A (2011).Conservation, Heritage and Edutainment: The Table Mountain Experience, Valparaiso, IGU Pre-Conference, 10-13 November.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A. Western Cape response on the global economic crisis and tourism. IGU Stellenbosch 5-8 September 2010.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A 2010. Moulding urban children toward environmental Stewardship:  The Table Mountain National Park experience. IGU Telaviv 11-15 July 2010.

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A. & Donaldson, RD. 2009. Neighbourship: Table Mountain National Park and its local communities. ATLAS AFRICA Conference 2009- Gaborone. Botswana, 1-3 July, 2009

     

    Ferreira, S.L.A. 2008. One Decade of Transfrontier Areas in Southern Africa. IGU-conference, Tunis 13-14 August, 2008.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Visser, G. 2007. Creating an African Riviera: From local regeneration project to global playground. Session on Urban Society in Africa. Friday 20 April 12h00-1:40. The Association of American Geographers, 2007 Annual meeting, April 17-21, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, California.

     

    Ferreira, SLA, 2006. Role of tourism and place identity in the development off small towns in the Western Cape, South Africa.  Pre Conference Symposium. IGU Commission on Tourism and Global Change. Brisbane, Australia 30 June and 1 July, Point Hotel Brisbane

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2004.  Transfrontier Parks in the Southern African Development Community and the Social Dynamics of people living in and around these parks.  IGU 2004, Glasgow, UK, August 13-15, 2004.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 2004.  Sustainable tourism in Post-Colonial Southern Africa.  IGU Commission on Tourism and Global Change. Dramond, Loch Lomond, August, 2004.

     

    Ferreira, SLA & Harmse AC 1998:  Social carrying capacity of the Kruger National Park.  International Geographical Union, Regional Conference, Estoril, Portugal, August 1998.

     

    Ferreira, SLA 1996:  Crime a threat to sustainable tourism in South Africa.  Poster Paper, 11th International Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU), The Hague, 1996.

     

     

    POSTGRADUATE STUDENT RECORD (MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL CANDIDATES)

     

    Completed:

     

    Moolman, T (2015) Environmental reasoning of secondary-level schoolchildren: Case study of Okahandja, Namibia

     

    De Villiers, R (2015) Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as work and playground for Capetonians

     

    Lombard A 2012. Wind energy landscapes, place attachment and tourism: Route 27 on the West Coast, South Africa. MA

     

    Brill G 2011. Tip of the Iceberg: A geographical /analysis of marine confiscations (2000-2009) in TMNP. MsC

     

    Nthambo E 2009. Tourism development of Inhambane coastline 1992-2008. MA

     

    Welgemoed L 2009. Sosial and Spatial manifestation of gated communities in the Northern Suburbs of CapeTtown. MA

     

    Pego M 2009. Spatial Analysis of traffic accidents in  Gabaronne. MA

     

    Lemmer A 2008. Kayamandi Tourism Development corridor preverbal white elephant or success story? MPhil

     

    Fourie  V 2008. Architectural heritage of the Stellenbosch Wine route. MPhil

     

    Bixa B 2008. Biodiversity and Wine tourism in South Africa. MPhil

     

    Viljoen 2007. Sustainability indicators for monitoring tourism route development in Africa. MA

     

    Lourens J 2007. Linking the cheese and tourism industries in South Africa. MPhil

     

    Marshall L 2007. The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander as a Tourism Destination. MPhil

     

    Oosthuizen M 2007. Avalon Springs as toerismenodus: die rol in die streeksekonomie van Montagu. MPhil

     

    Gilberto R 2006. Integrating displaced local communities of the Limpopo Park in sustainable tourism development within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Gaza, Mozambique. MPhil

     

    Tengbeh SM 2006. Crime analysis and police station location in Swaziland: a case study in Manzini. MA

     

    Bester FJ 2004. The design and implementation of a first version MCDM for Arc View. MsC

     

    Master students in Progress:

     

    Hamilton J 2013. KNP and carrying capacity issues. MA

     

    Hunter, C 2015. Wine tourism development in South Africa

     

    Moolman T 2014. Destination life cycle: Etosha national Park. MA

     

    Hamilton J 2013. KNP and carrying capacity issues. MA

     

    PHD students in Progress:

     

    Welman L 2011. Regional Development of Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa. PHD

     

    Lombard A 2014 Renewable energy infrastructure development in rural South Africa: An evolutionary analysis

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  • Kemp, J - Lecturer, GIT
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9147
    F: 021 808 3109
    jkemp@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Applications of satellite earth observation, particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), to agricultural & natural resource monitoring. The use of Structure-from-Motion for 3D characterization of vineyards.

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  • Biography

    Dr Kemp obtained his Masters degree in GIS at Stellenbosch University in 2005, and his PhD in Earth Observation at the University of La Réunion in 2010. He is currently a Lecturer in Geoinformatics at the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Stellenbosch University. He teaches GIS and Earth Observation courses at 2nd, 3rd and Honours level. His research currently focusses on the use of polarimetric and interferometric SAR data for the mapping and characterizing of different crops in the South African context.

    Qualifications

    2010: PhD (Earth Observation) (University of La Reunion)
    2005: MSc (GIS: Spatial Analysis & Decision-making) (Stellenbosch University)
    2003: BSc (Hons) (Geology) (Stellenbosch University)
    2002: BSc (Geology: Geoinformatics) Stellenbosch University)

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    Publications

    Journal Articles / Book Chapters

     

    2015

     

    • Fuseini I & Kemp J, 2015. A review of spatial planning in Ghana’s socio-economic development trajectory: a sustainable development perspective. Land Use Policy 47: 309-320

     

    • Callaghan K, Engelbrecht J & Kemp J, 2015. The use of Landsat and aerial photography for the assessment of coastal erosion and erosion susceptibility in False Bay, South Africa. South African Journal of Geomatics 4(2): 65-79

     

    • Singh R, Engelbrecht J & Kemp J, 2015. Change detection of bare areas in the Xolobeni region, South Africa using Landsat NDVI. South African Journal of Geomatics 4(2):138-147

     

    • Isunju J, Orach G & Kemp J (in press). Hazards and vulnerabilities among informal wetland communities in Kampala, Uganda. Environment & Urbanization.

     

    2014

     

    • Engelbrecht J, Musekiwa C, Kemp J & Inggs M, 2013. Parameters affecting interferometric coherence – the case of a dynamic agricultural region. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing 52(3): 1572-1582.

     

    2013

     

    • Macey PH, Miller JA, Rowe CD, Grantham G, Siegfried P, Armstrong R, Kemp J & Bacalau J, 2013. Geology of the Monapo Klippe, NE Mozambique and its significance for assembly of central Gondwana. Precambrian Research 233: 259-281.

     

    • Villeneuve N, Bachelery P & Kemp J, 2013. La Réunion Island: A typical example of a basaltic shield volcano with rapid evolution. In: André M-F & Fort M, 2013. Landforms and landscapes of France. 280pp. Springer, Berlin

     

    2012

     

    • Grellier S, Kemp J, Janeau J, Florsch N, Ward D, Barot S, Podwojewski P, Lorentz S & Valentin C, 2012. The indirect impact of encroaching trees on gully extension: A 64 year study in a sub-humid grassland of South Africa. Catena 98:110-119.

     

    Conference Proceedings

     

    • Engelbrecht J, Kemp J & Inggs M, 2013. The phenology of an agricultural region as expressed by polarimetric decomposition and vegetation indices. In: Proceedings of IGARSS 2013, 21 – 26 July 2013, Melbourne.

     

    • Tyoda Z, Kemp J & Engelbrecht J, 2012. First results from landslide susceptibility modeling in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. In: Proceedings of GISSA Ukubuzana Conference, 2-4 October 2012, Johannesburg.

     

    • Kemp J, Villeneuve N, Chevallier L, Servadio Z & Jacquard F, 2009. A study of riverbed dynamics using remote sensing: A 3D case study of Riviere des Galets, La Réunion Island. In: Proceedings of IGARSS 2009, 12-17 July 2009, Cape Town.

     

    Conference Presentations/Posters

     

    • Kemp J, Bessinger M & Luck-Vogel M, 2014. Methods of flood extent mapping using SAR imagery in the Zambezi (Caprivi) Region, Namibia. 10Th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, 27-31 October 2014, Johannesburg.

     

    • Kemp J, 2012. Towards a South African qualification in Earth Observation. Presentation delivered at the SA-GEO Symposium, 11-14 September 2012, Cape Town.
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  • Munch, Z - Lecturer, GIT
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9101
    F: 021 808 3109
    zmunch@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Spatial information handling, mapping and analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing in water use determination and neo-geography and volunteered geographic information.

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  • Biography

    Zahn Münch completed a BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1983) as well as a MSc (GIS, 2004) at the University of Stellenbosch. In the twenty years between these degrees she worked as a computer programmer where programming for a TB research project brought her into contact with GIS. Zahn worked as a GIS consultant in the geohydrology industry until 2009, after which she joined Stellenbosch University as a lecturer in GeoInformation Technology (GIT). Zahn is also currently busy with her PhD, which looks at spatial modeling using remote sensing and GIS. When not working, you will find her on the mountain – running or cycling.

    Qualifications

    MSc (Cum Laude), 2004, Stellenbosch University

    BSc (Cum Laude), 1983, Stellenbosch University

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    Publications

    Journals

     

    Münch Z, Conrad JE, Gibson LA, Palmer AR & Hughes D.  Satellite earth observation as a tool to conceptualize hydrogeological fluxes in the Sandveld, South Africa. Hydrogeology Journal* (in press) Available onlinehttp://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10040-013-1004-1

     

    Stuckenberg T, Münch Z, van Niekerk A.  Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection for biodiversity assessment in the Berg River catchment. SA Journal of Geomatics, Vol 2, No 3 (2013), pp 189-205

     

    Stuckenberg T, Münch Z & Van Niekerk A 2012.  Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection as tool for biodiversity    conservation in the Berg River catchment. GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference Proceedings. ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6 [online]. Available from http://eepublishers.co.za/article/gissa-ukubuzana-2012-conference-proceedings.html [Accessed 14 November 2012].

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z & Engelbrecht J 2011. *Particular uncertainties encountered in using a pre-packaged SEBS model to derive evapotranspiration in a heterogeneous study area in South Africa. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol 5, pp 295-310.

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z, Engelbrecht J & Conrad JE 2010.  *Uncertainties in using remote sensing for water use determination: a case study in a heterogeneous study area in South Africa.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, 7, 6581-6612.

     

    Archer E, Conrad J, Münch Z, Opperman D, Tadross M & Venter J 2009. Climate change, groundwater and intensive commercial farming in the semi-arid northern Sandveld, South Africa. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 1943-8168, vol 6, no 2, pp 139–155.

     

    Münch Z & Conrad J 2007. Remote sensing and GIS based determination of groundwater dependent ecosystems in the Western Cape, South Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, vol 15, no 1, pp 19-28.

     

    Verver S, Warren RM, Münch Z, Richardson M, van der Spuy GD, Borgdorff MW, Behr MA, Beyers N & van Helden PD 2004. Proportion of tuberculosis transmission that takes place in households in a high-incidence area. The Lancet, vol 363, no 9404, pp 212-214.

     

    Verver S, Warren RM, Münch Z, Vynnycky E, van Helden PD, Richardson M, van der Spuy GD, Enarson DA, Borgdorff MW, Behr MA & Beyers N 2004. Transmission of tuberculosis in a high incidence urban community in South Africa. International Journal of Epidemiology, vol 33, no 2, pp 351-357.

     

    Münch Z, Van Lill SWP, Booysen CN, Zietsman HL, Enarson DA & Beyers N 2003. Tuberculosis transmission patterns in a high-incidence area: a spatial analysis. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol 7, no 3, pp 271-277.

     

    Richardson M, van Lill SWP, van der Spuy GD, Münch Z, Booysen CN, Beyers N, van Helden PD & Warren RM 2002. Historic and recent events contribute to the disease dynamics of Beijing-like Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in a high incidence region. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol 6, no 11, pp 1001-1011.

     

    Richardson M, Carroll NM, Engelke E, van der Spuy GD, Salker F, Münch Z, Gie RP, Warren RM, Beyers N & van Helden PD 2002. Multiple Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains in Early Cultures from Patients in a High-Incidence Community Setting. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol 40, pp 2750-2754

     

    Other

     

    Jarmain C, Singels A., Obando E., Paraskevopoulos A,, Olivier F., Münch Z., Van der Merwe B., Walker S., Van der Laan M., Fessehazion M., Savage M., Pretorius C., Annandale J. and Everson C. 2013. K5/2079//4 Water use efficiency of irrigated agricultural crops determined with satellite imagery. Deliverable 6 – Water use efficiency Report 2012/13. Report describing progress with Water use efficiency estimation and student involvement. Submitted to the Water Research Commission, 15 January 2013.

     

    Münch Z & . Gibson LA 2012. Geohydrological conceptualization from a remotely sensed simplified water balance in the Sandveld, South Africa. Proceedings IGARSS: Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth, 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany.

     

    Stuckenberg T, Münch Z & Van Niekerk A 2012.  Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection as tool for biodiversity    conservation in the Berg River catchment. GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference Proceedings. ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6 [online]. Available from http://eepublishers.co.za/article/gissa-ukubuzana-2012-conference-proceedings.html [Accessed 14 November 2012].

     

    Gibson LA & Münch Z 2011. The importance of selecting accurate vegetation parameters when estimating evapotranspiration using the SEBS model – an example from a sparsely vegetated catchment, Eastern Cape. Proceedings of the first AfricaGEO Conference, 31 May – 1 June 2011, Cape Town.

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z, Carstens M & Conrad JE 2011. Remote sensing evapotranspiration (SEBS) evaluation using water balance. WRC Project K8/929/1. Water Research Commission, Pretoria.

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z, Engelbrecht J, Petersen N & Conrad JE 2010. Remote sensing as a tool towards resource assessment and determination of the legal compliance of surface and groundwater use. WRC Project K5/1690. Water Research Commission, Pretoria.

     

    Gibson L.A., Münch Z., Engelbrecht J. & Conrad J. 2010. Limiting uncertainties in SEBS estimated evapotranspiration in heterogeneous catchments. Presented at 2nd SAEON Summit, 5-6 October 2010, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town.

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z, Engelbrecht J & Conrad JE 2009. Uncertainties in using remote sensing for water use determination: a case study in a heterogeneous study area in South Africa. Proceedings of Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science conference held in Rome, Italy.

     

    Münch Z & Conrad J 2009. Groundwater impacts associated with climate change – Sandveld, Western Cape. Proceedings of IAH Biennial Groundwater conference 2009,16-18 November 2009, Somerset West.

     

    Murray EC, Ravenscroft P & Münch Z 2009. Potential Artificial Recharge Areas in South Africa. DWAF publication PRSA 000/00/11609/1. Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Pretoria.

     

    Gibson LA, Münch Z, Engelbrecht J, Petersen N & Conrad JE 2009. Remote sensing as a tool towards resource assessment and determination of the legal compliance of surface and groundwater use. WRC Project K5/1690. Water Research Commission, Pretoria.

     

    Münch Z & Conrad JE 2006.  Remote sensing and groundwater dependent ecosystems. PositionIT, The official journal of GISSA and SAGI, South Africa.

     

    Flanagan LE, Parsons RP, Münch Z, Basson FC, Conrad JE & Wentzel J 2006. Groundwater resource directed measures pilot study – groundwater atlas of the E10 catchment; WRC Project K5/1427, March 2006 prepared in association with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and GEOSS for the Water Research Commission.

     

    Conrad JE, Low AB, Münch Z & Pond U 2005. Remote sensing based botany and groundwater dependency study: northern Sandveld. DWAF report number RDM/G300/02/CON/0505. Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Pretoria.

     

    Münch Z, Conrad JE, Low AB, Pond U & Wentzel J 2005. Remote sensing based vegetation and groundwater dependency study: Northern Sandveld. A poster paper presented by J. Conrad Biennial Groundwater Conference 2005, 7 – 9 March 2005, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

     

    Münch Z 2004. Assessment of GIS-interpolation techniques for groundwater evaluation: a case study of the Sandveld, Western Cape, South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis, Stellenbosch University.

    Conrad JE & Münch Z 2004. Groundwater reserve determination required for the Sandveld. Prepared for DWAF Project Number:  2003/03/08.  Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Pretoria.

     

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  • Poona, N - Lecturer, GIT
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9105
    F: 021 808 3109
    poona@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Hyperspectral remote sensing, data mining, spatial modeling, vegetation mapping, forestry

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  • Biography

    Schooling, undergraduate, and postgraduate qualifications in Durban. Relocated to Stellenbosch to take up appointment as junior lecturer. Currently reading for Doctorate in Geography with specialisation in remote sensing and data mining

    Qualifications

    BSc (Biochemistry, Chemistry); BSc Hons (Environmental Science); MSc (Environmental Science); PhD (Geography - currently reading)

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    Publications

    Publications

    1. Poona N. 2008. Invasive alien plant species in South Africa: impacts and management options. Alternation 15(1), 160-179
    2. Poona NK, Ismail R. 2013. Discriminating the occurrence of pitch canker fungus in Pinus radiata trees using QuickBird imagery and artificial neural networks. Southern Forests 75(1), 29-40

     

    Conference proceedings

    1. Poona NK, Ismail R. Discriminating the early stages of Fusarium circinatum infection of Pinus radiata seedlings using high spectral resolution data. International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (AARSE), MARSE2012
    2. Poona NK, Ismail R. Discriminating the occurrence of pitch canker infection in Pinus radiata forests using high spatial resolution QuickBird data and artificial neural networks. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International (ISSN: 2153-6996)
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  • Spocter, M - Senior Lecturer, Geography
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3095
    F: 021 808 3109
    mspocter@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Public spaces, gated communities, geographies of security, small-town geographies, urban social geographies and retirement geographies.

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  • Biography

    Dr Manfred Spocter joined the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in 2013. He has previously worked in the fields of education, GIS, environmental management, crime analysis, tourism, transport and small-town economic planning. In addition to research, analysis and planning; he has also been the project manager for provincial projects (Western Cape and Limpopo) and numerous small-town economic development research projects in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Free State. These projects have served to inform policy and practice at various levels of government. He has a continuing interest in small-town geographies, urban geographies and the geographies of public spaces.

    Qualifications

    PhD, University of Stellenbosch, 2013
    MA cum laude, University of the Western Cape, 2005
    BA Hons, University of the Western Cape, 1993
    Higher Diploma in Education, University of the Western Cape, 1992
    BA, University of the Western Cape ,1991

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    Publications

    Spocter, M. (2016) Non-metropolitan gated retirement communities in the Western Cape. Urban Forum, 27 (2), 211-228.

     

    Van Niekerk, A.; Du Plessis, D.; Boonzaaier, I.; Spocter, M.; Ferreira, S.; Loots, L. and Donaldson, R. (2016) Development of a multi-criteria spatial planning support system for growth potential modelling in the Western Cape, South Africa. Land Use Policy, 50, 179-193.

     

    Spocter, M. (2015) Gating in the Western Cape, South Africa: Post-apartheid planning and environmental legacy. In Bagaeen, S. and Uduku, O. (eds.), Beyond Gated Communities. Routledge: Oxford. pp. 130-153.

     

    Spocter, M. (2014) Non-metropolitan gated developments in the Western Cape, South Africa: From large city to small town. In Kotze, N.; Donaldson, R. and Visser, G. (eds.), Life in a Changing Urban Landscape. University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg. pp. 233-244.

     

    Spocter, M. (2013) Rural gated developments as a contributor to post-productivism in the Western Cape. South African Geographical Journal, 95 (2), 165-186.

     

    Donaldson, R.; Du Plessis, D.; Spocter, M. and Massey, R. (2013) The South African area-based urban renewal programme: Experiences from Cape Town. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 28 (4), 629-638.

     

    Spocter, M. (2013) Gated developments in small town rural and Western Cape: A boon or bane? In Steyn, R. (ed.), New Voices in Science. Stellenbosch University: Stellenbosch. p. 26.

     

    Donaldson, R.; Spocter, M.; Van Niekerk, A. and Du Plessis, D. (2012) Towards generic interventions to stimulate growth potential in small towns of the Western Cape province, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal, 94 (2), 120-136.

     

    Donaldson, R.; Van Niekerk, A.; Du Plessis, D. and Spocter, M. (2012) Non-metropolitan growth potential of Western Cape municipalities. Urban Forum, 23 (3), 367-389.

     

    Spocter, M. (2012) Using geospatial data analysis and qualitative economic intelligence to inform local economic development in small towns: A case study of Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. In Marais, L. and Donaldson, R. (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere. Nova Science Publishers: New York. pp. 65-81.

     

    Spocter, M. (2012) Gated developments: International experiences and the South African context. Acta Academica, 44 (1), 1-27.

     

    Spocter, M. (2011) Spatio-temporal aspects of gated residential security estates in non-metropolitan Western Cape. Urban Forum, 22 (2), 169-181.

     

    Green, C. and Spocter, M. (2010) Survey of Park Usage & Residents’ Perceptions of Park Provision in eThekwini. Document No. CSIR/BE/PSS/ER/2010/0047/B. Stellenbosch: CSIR.

     

    Green, C., Mans, G. and Spocter, M. (2010) Evaluation of community social facilities and recreational space in City of Cape Town: current and future provision for 2016 and optimal location of new facilities. Document No. CSIR/BE/PSS/ER/2010/0041/B. Stellenbosch: CSIR.

     

    Spocter, M. (2009) Literature Review on Research into Gated Developments, CSIR PG Report. Report No.: CSIR/BE/PSS/IR/2009/0152/B.

     

    Spocter, M. (2007) The ‘silent’ closure of urban public space in Cape Town: 1975 to 2004. Urban Forum, 18 (3), 153-170.

     

    Spocter, M. (2007) Sectoral issues for parliamentary oversight: Transport. In Gabriel, L. and Rustin, C. (eds), The Strategic Imperatives for South Africa as Set Out in the 2007 State of the Nation Address. Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, pp. 285-293.

     

    Spocter, M. (2006) A macro analysis and GIS application of urban public space closures in Cape Town, 1975 – 2004. Acta Structilia, 13 (2), 90-113.

     

    Spocter, M. (2004) This is my space: Graffiti in Claremont, Cape Town. Urban Forum, 15 (3), 292-304.

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  • Van Niekerk, A - Associate Professor and Head of GIT, Director of CGA
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3101
    F: 021 808 3129
    avn@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Spatial Decision Support Systems,

    Object-orientated Remote Sensing,

    Biogeography

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  • Biography

    Currently the director of the Centre for Geographical Analysis, Adriaan van Niekerk has been employed at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University since 1997. His research focus is the development of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (earth observation) techniques to support decisions concerned with land use, bio-geographical, environmental and socio-economic problems. He has published more than twenty peer-reviewed research articles and has successfully supervised more than thirty masters and doctoral students.

    Qualifications

    BSc, 1994, Stellenbosch University

    BSc Hons, 1995, Stellenbosch University

    MSc (Cum Laude), 1997, Stellenbosch University

    PhD, 2008, Stellenbosch University

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    Publications

    For a complete list of professor Van Niekerk’s publications click the link below:

    Publication list 

     

    Peer-reviewed (accredited) papers:

     

    Dabrowski JM, Peall SKC, Van Niekerk A, Reinecke AJ, Day JA & Schulz R 2002. Predicting runoff-induced pesticide input in agricultural sub-catchment surface waters: linking catchment variables and contamination. Water Research, 36:4975-4984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0043-1354(02)00234-8

     

    Du Toit DA, Mouton P le FN, Flemming AF & Van Niekerk A 2005.  Climate and the Presence of Generation Glands in Female Girdled Lizards:  A Case Study of the cordylus-niger-oelofseni Complex.  Journal of Herpetology 39: 384-388.

     

    Eloff PJ & Van Niekerk A 2005.  Game, fences and motor vehicle accidents: spatial patterns in the Eastern Cape. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 35(2): 125–130.

     

    Botes A, McGeoch MA, Robertson HG, Van Niekerk A, Davids HP & Chown SL 2006. Ants, altitude and change in the northern Cape Floristic Region. Journal of Biogeography, 33:71-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01336.x

     

    Walther BA, Schaffer N, Van Niekerk A, Thuiller W, Rahbek C, & Chown SL 2007. Modelling the winter distribution of a rare and endangered migrant, the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Ibis, 149: 701-714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2007.00690.x

     

    Eloff PJ & Van Niekerk A 2008.  Temporal patterns of animal-related traffic accidents in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 38(2): 153-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.3957/0379-4369-38.2.153

     

    Janse van Rensburg D, Mouton le F, Van Niekerk A 2009. Why cordylid lizards are black at the south-western tip of Africa. Journal of Zoology, 278: 333-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00581.x

     

    Van Niekerk A 2010. A comparison of land unit delineation techniques for land evaluation in the Western Cape, South Africa. Land Use Policy, 27(3): 937-945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.12.007

     

    Van Niekerk A & Joubert SJ 2011. Input variable selection for interpolating high-resolution climate surfaces for the Western Cape. Water SA, 37(3): 271-280. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16331

     

    Mashimbye ZE, Cho MA, Nell JP, De Clercq WP, Van Niekerk A & Turner JP 2012. Model-based integrated methods for quantitative estimation of soil salinity from hyperspectral remote sensing data: A case study of selected South African soils. Pedosphere, 22: 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(12)60049-6

     

    Fourie C, Van Niekerk A & Mucina L 2012. Semi-automated segment generation for geographic novelty detection using edge and area metrics. South African Journal of Geomatics. 1(2): 133-148. http://www.sajg.org.za/index.php/sajg/article/view/33

     

    Donaldson R, Van Niekerk A, Du Plessis D & Spocter M 2012. Non-metropolitan Growth Potential of Western Cape Municipalities. Urban Forum, 23: 367-389. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12132-011-9139-4

     

    Naude S, Kleynhans, TE, Van Niekerk A, Ellis F & Lambrechts JJN 2012. Application of spatial resource data to assist in farmland valuation. Land Use Policy, 29(3): 614-628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.10.004

     

    Du Plessis H & Van Niekerk A 2012. A curriculum framework for Geographical Information Science (GISc) training at South African universities. South African Journal of Higher Education, 26(2): 329-345.

     

    Donaldson R, Spocter M, Du Plessis D & Van Niekerk A 2012. Towards generic interventions to stimulate growth potential in small towns of the Western Cape province, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal 94(2):120-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2012.742781

     

    Myburgh G & Van Niekerk A 2013. Effect of feature dimensionality on object-based land cover classification: A comparison of three classifiers. South African Journal of Geomatics, 2(1): 13-27. http://www.sajg.org.za/index.php/sajg/article/view/64

     

    Van der Merwe JH & Van Niekerk A 2013. Application of geospatial technology for gap analysis in tourism planning for the Western Cape. South African Journal of Science, 109(3/4): 58-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2013/1226

     

    Engelbrecht HM, Daniels S & Van Niekerk A 2013. Tracking the impact of Pliocene / Pleistocene sea level and climatic oscillations on the cladogenesis of the Cape legless fossorial skink species complex, Acontias meleagris in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography, 40: 492-506. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12024

     

    Stuckenberg T, Munch Z & Van Niekerk A 2013. Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection for biodiversity assessment in the Berg River catchment. South African Journal of Geomatics, 2(3): 190-205. http://www.sajg.org.za/index.php/sajg/article/view/85

     

    Du Plessis H & Van Niekerk A 2013. A Comparison of geographical information science competency requirements. South African Journal of Geomatics, 2(3): 206-217. http://www.sajg.org.za/index.php/sajg/article/view/90

     

    Musakwa W & Van Niekerk A 2013. Implications of land use change for the sustainability of urban areas: A case study of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Cities, 33: 143-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2013.01.004

     

    Van der Merwe JH, Ferreira SLA & Van Niekerk A 2013.  Resource-directed spatial planning of agritourism with GIS. South African Geographical Journal. 95(1): 16-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2013.805080

     

    Shuttleworth C, Mouton PlFN & Van Niekerk A 2013. Climate and the Evolution of Group-Living Behaviour in the Armadillo Lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus). African Zoology 48: 367-373. http://dx.doi.org/10.3377/004.048.0219

     

    Mashimbye ZE, De Clercq WP & Van Niekerk A 2014. An evaluation of digital elevation models (DEMs) for delineating land components. Geoderma, 213: 312-319. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.08.023

     

    Du Plessis H & Van Niekerk A 2014. A new GISc framework and competency set for curricula development at South African universities. South African Journal of Geomatics. 3(1): 1-12. http://www.sajg.org.za/index.php/sajg/article/view/131

     

    Von Gerhardt K, Van Niekerk A, Kidd M, Samways M & Hanks J 2014. The role of elephant pathways as a spatial variable in crop-raiding location. Oryx. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S003060531200138X

     

    Kaplan H, Van Niekerk A, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM & Wilson JRU 2014. Incorporating risk mapping at multiple spatial scales into eradication management plans. Biological Invasions, 16(3) 691-703. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0611-z

     

    Musakwa W & Van Niekerk A 2014. Monitoring urban sprawl and sustainable urban development using the Moran index: A case study of Stellenbosch, South Africa. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. 5(3): 1-20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijagr.2014070101

     

    Myburgh G & Van Niekerk A 2014. Impact of training set size on object-based land cover classification: A comparison of three classifiers. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. 5(3): 51-70. http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.4018/ijagr.2014070104

     

    Walther BA, Van Niekerk A (In Press). Effects of climate change on species turnover and body mass frequency distributions of South African bird communities. African Journal of Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12143

     

    Musakwa W & Van Niekerk A (In Press). Monitoring sustainable urban development using built-up area indicators: A case study of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Environment, Development and Sustainability.

     

    Books:

     

    Mucina L, Rutherford MC, Powrie LW, Van Niekerk A & Van der Merwe JH (eds) 2014. Vegetation Field Atlas of Continental South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Strelitzia 33. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     

    Peer-reviewed (accredited) book chapters:

     

    Mucina L, Daniel G, Stephenson G, Boonzaaier I, Van Niekerk A, Barrett M, Barrett R, Tichý L & Valachovič M 2013. Floristic-Ecological Mapping in the Northern Kimberley: Field Survey Methods and Mapping Protocols. In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 26-87. Curtin University, Perth, WA.http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Mitchell Plateau Region (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 88-113. Curtin University, Perth, WA.http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Pantijan Area (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 114-131. Curtin University, Perth, WA.http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Peer-reviewed (accredited) published conference proceedings:

     

    Fourie CE, Van Niekerk A & Mucina L 2011. Optimising a one-class SVM for geographic object-based novelty detection. AfricaGEO 2011, Cape Town, South Africa. 31 May – 2 June 2011. pp: 1-25

     

    Stuckenberg T, Münch Z & Van Niekerk A 2012. Multi-temporal remote sensing land-cover change detection as tool for biodiversity conservation in the Berg River catchment. GISSA Ukubuzana 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2 Oct – 4 Oct 2012. Pp: 1-10. ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6

     

    Du Plessis H & Van Niekerk A 2012. A comparison of Geographical Information Science competency requirements. GISSA Ukubuzana 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2 Oct – 4 Oct 2012. Pp: 1-13. ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6

     

    Macintyre, P.D., Mucina, L., Dobrowolski, M.P., van Niekerk, A., Stephenson, G. & Pauw, T. 2014. Fine-scale predictive mapping of the kwongan vegetation of the Eneabba sandplains, Western Australia. In: Mucina, L., Price, J.N. & Kalwij, J.M. (eds.), Biodiversity and vegetation: patterns, processes, conservation, p. 141. Kwongan Foundation, Perth, AU.

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  • Boonzaaier, I - GIS & Earth Observation Specialist, CGA
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3112
    F: 021 808 3109
    ib@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Geographic information systems, advanced spatial analysis, education and teaching of GIS, data representation and cartography.

     

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  • Biography

    Ilze Boonzaaier obtained a BSc Hons in Geology with a background in GIS and Satellite Remote Sensing in 2009 and was appointed at the Centre for Geographical Analysis in a capacity as GIS and Earth Observation Specialist in 2010. She has since lectured and developed course material for GIS 214 as well as being an integral part in developing the Intro to GIS Shortcourse that the CGA presents biannually. Apart from GIS Consulting at the CGA, Ilze has a love for design and is now the chief cartographer at the CGA and department.

    Qualifications

    BSc, 2008, University of Stellenbosch

    BSc Hons, 2009, University of Stellenbosch

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    Publications

    Link to Ilze’s publications HERE

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  • Pauw, T - GIS & Earth Observation Specialist, CGA
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3112
    F: 021 808 3109
    theopauw@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Remote Sensing: GEOBIA, Classification, Automation, Radar, Photogrammetry, Pre-processing

    GIS: Web-based GIS, Cartography

    Applications: Land Cover, Vegetation, Wetlands

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  • Biography

    Theo Pauw holds an MSc degree in Geoinformatics from Stellenbosch University, where he also completed his undergraduate and Honours studies. During his research and his work for the CGA he has obtained extensive experience in Object-Based Image Analysis (OBIA) and has also attended a number of training courses presented by the developers of eCognition software. His MSc thesis dealt with the use of OBIA for wetlands classification on the Agulhas Plain, using both optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data. Additionally he has both theoretical knowledge and on-hand experience with more traditional automated land cover classification methods, satellite image pre-processing, aerial photogrammetry, digital surface model extraction, and a wide variety of GIS-related projects and concepts. Recently he has been working on the development of online GIS applications making use of the ArcGIS API's for Flex and Silverlight. Theo has also for a number of years been involved in the GIS and remote sensing training short courses offered by the CGA, where he has been working full-time since November 2011.

    Qualifications

    MSc, GeoInformatics (Stellenbosch University), 2012
    HonsBSc, GIS (Stellenbosch University), 2008
    BSc, Applied GeoInformatics (Stellenbosch University), 2007

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  • Stephenson, GR - GIS & Earth Observation Specialist, CGA
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3112
    F: 021 808 3109
    garth@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Object-Orientated Image Classification; Change Detection Analysis; Accuracy Assessment Techniques; Automated Land Cover/Use Classification; Remote Sensing in Forestry

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  • Biography

    Interested in the environment from a young age Garth Stephenson undertook a BSc at UCT in 2000, majoring in Ecology, Environmental & Geographical Science and Zoology. After graduation in 2003 he then worked a short stint as an intern for an environmental consulting company in George, finding the GIS the most interesting and rewarding part of the work. In 2006, he enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch, completing his BSc Honours in GIS and Environmental Analysis (2006) and MSc in GIS & Remote Sensing (2010). Garth was appointed as an GIS & Earth Observation Specialist in the Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) at the University of Stellenbosch in late 2009, performing and managing a variety of GIS and remote sensing-related projects, research and training. He was promoted to General Manager of the CGA in 2014.

    Qualifications

    BSc, 2003, University of Cape Town.

    BSc Hons, 2006, Stellenbosch University.

    MSc, 2010, Stellenbosch University

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    Publications

    Peer-reviewed book chapters

     

    Mucina L, Daniel G, Stephenson G, Boonzaaier I, Van Niekerk A, Barrett M, Barrett R, Tichý L & Valachovič M 2013. Floristic-Ecological Mapping in the Northern Kimberley: Field Survey Methods and Mapping Protocols. In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 26-87. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Mitchell Plateau Region (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 88-113. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Pantijan Area (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 114-131. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

     

    Conference proceedings

     

    Stephenson GR & van Niekerk A 2009. A cost-effective, rule-based technique to improve forestry on a national scale, IGARSS 2, 330-333, IEEE, 2009.

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  • Du Plessis, D - Senior Research Analyst, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3126
    F: 021 808 3109
    ddp@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Spatial planning and management, urban systems and networks, integrated development planning, urbanization and migration, advanced spatial analysis.

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  • Biography

    Danie du Plessis is a town and regional planner with 20 years of experience in the fields of urban management, policy development, and spatial and statistical analysis of cities and urban systems. He spent 17 years as town and regional planning consultant involved in research and contract assignments both locally and internationally. These include spatial development plans and frameworks, housing plans and strategies at local, regional and national level, long term city development strategies, regional growth and development strategies, Integrated Development Plans, and Environmental Management Frameworks. He has been senior researcher at the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE) at Stellenbosch University since 2009 focusing on spatial statistical analysis and modeling of cities and urban systems.

    Qualifications

    MSc (Geography and Environmental management; Cum Laude) - North West University, 2010

    B.Art. et. Scient. (Planning) - University of Potchefstroom, (now North West University), 1989

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    Publications

    – du Plessis, D.J. and Geyer, H.S. 1992. Existence level differentials and population redistribution in South Africa. Paper presented at the 27th International Geographical Congress in Washington, August 1992.

     

    – du Plessis, D.J., Shaw, A.F. and Naude, A.H. 1993. A Decision Support System for the integrated management of urban settlement and infrastructure development. Paper presented at South African Annual Transport Convention, July 1993.

     

    – Geyer, H.S. and du Plessis, D.J. 1994. Existence level differences and spatial industrial restructuring in South Africa: RDP imperatives. Development Southern Africa.Vol.11, No.4, pp.599–616.

     

    – du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S., and van Eeden A. 2011. On the role of the informal sector in the changing socio-economic landscape of the Cape Town metropolitan area. Social Space, 1(1):1–20.

     

    – du Plessis D. J. and van Niekerk A. 2011. Growth potential of towns in the Western Cape : Flow map modeling of journey-to-work data. A research report for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

     

    – Donaldson R. and du Plessis D. J. 2011. Analysis and highlighting of lessons learnt from and best practices in the urban renewal programme. Research report prepared for the City of Cape Town.

     

    – Geyer H. S., Coetzee H. C., du Plessis D. J., Donaldson R. and Nijkamp P. 2011. Recent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africa. Habitat International , 35(2):265–274

     

    – Van Niekerk, A., Donaldson, R., du Plessis, D. and Spocter, M. 2011. A revision of the 2004 Growth Potential of Towns in the Western Cape study. Discussion document. A research report for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

     

    – du Plessis D. J., van Niekerk A., Spocter M., Ferreira S. and Donaldson D. 2012. Growth Potential of Towns in the Western Cape . Sensitivity analysis: The impact of methodology on development potential classification. A research report for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape Provincial Government.

     

    – Donaldson R. and du Plessis D. J. Published online 26 November 2012. The urban renewal programme as an area based approach to renew townships: the experience from Khayelitsha’s central business district, Cape Town. Habitat International 1–7.

     

    – Donaldson R., van Niekerk A., du Plessis D. and Spocter M. 2012. Non-metropolitan growth potential of Western Cape municipalities. Urban Forum, 23:367–389.

     

    – Donaldson R., Spocter M., du Plessis D. and van Niekerk A. 2012. Towards generic interventions to stimulate growth potential in small towns of the Western Cape province, South Africa. South African Geographic Journal, 94(2):120–136.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Land quality, urban development and urban agriculture along the Western Cape garden route. SANPAD Working document.

     

    – Geyer H. S., Schloms B., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Land quality, urban development and urban agriculture within the Cape Town urban edge. Town and Regional Planning, 59:43–55.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Future trends in the form of African Cities in 2050, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S., Geyer H. S. Jr. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Migration, geographies of marginality and informality – impacts on upper and lower ends of urban systems in the North and South. European Planning Studies 20(4) : 1–21.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S. and du Plessis D. J. 2012. Settlement preferences in South Africa – National and Local perspectives. CRUISE Working Document. Paper presented at the SAPI Planning Africa conference, Durban, 17–19 September 2012.

     

    – Geyer H.S (Sr), du Plessis D.J., Geyer H.S. (Jr), van Eeden A. 2012. Urbanisation and migration trends in South Africa: Theory and policy implications. In Redefining “urban”: A new way to measure metropolitan areas Monica Brezzi, Mario Piacentini, Konstantin Rosina, Daniel Sanchez-Serra , OECD Publishing, , 2012: 59–89.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Differential urbanisation: Population redistribution trends in South Africa between 2001 and 2007, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Donaldson R., du Plessis D., Spocter M., and Massey R. Forthcoming. A review of South Africa’s township urban renewal programme (URP) (2001–2010): Lessons learnt from URP anchor projects in Cape Town. Journal of Housing and Built Environment (Forthcoming).

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. Forthcoming. Differential urbanisation trends in South Africa – national, regional and local equivalents. Environment and Planning A. 44(12) : 2940–2956.

     

    – Principal author of 44 municipal Integrated Development Plans (2000–2008).

     

    – Principal author of 22 Spatial Development Frameworks/Structure Plans (1998–2008).

     

    – Principal author of 27 Local Economic or related Development Plans (1998–2008).

     

    – Principal author of 42 Environmental Impact Assessments/Environmental Management Frameworks/Strategic Environmental Assessments (2003–2008).

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  • Geyer, HS - Professor and Director of CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3107
    F: 021 808 3109
    hsgeyer@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Globalisation, location theory, urban systems analysis, demography and migration, urban development policy
    and social polarisation.

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  • Biography

    In 2009, Manie Geyer became the Statistics South Africa Chair and Director of the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE) at the Department of Geography at Stellenbosch University. After nine years in the public sector from 1975s to 1983, ending as the head of planning of black metropolitan areas in Johannesburg and the East Rand, he started teaching at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at North-West University. He has coordinated a number of governmental and academic research projects both locally, nationally and internationally. His latest edited volumes include: The International Handbook of Urban Systems (2002), Global Regionalization (2006) and three volumes of The International Handbook of Urban Policy (2007/2009/2011) - a commissioned series.

    Qualifications

    D. Phil. - University of Potchefstroom (now North West University), 1986
    M.A. et Sc. (Planning) - University of Potchefstroom (now North West University), 1980
    B.A. et Sc. (Planning) - University of Potchefstroom (now North West University), 1974

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    Publications

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S and du Plessis, D. J. 2013. Primary cities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Quasars, Loose Connections, and Black Holes, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Differential urbanisation trends in South Africa – national, regional and local equivalents, Environment and Planning A 44(12) : 2940-2956.

     

    – Geyer H. S., Geyer H. S. Jr. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Migration, geographies of marginality and informality – impacts on upper and lower ends of urban systems in the North and South. European Planning Studies 20(4) : 1–21.

     

    – Geyer, H. S., D. J. Du Plessis, H. S. Geyer Jr. and A van Eeden 2012 Recent migration trends in South Africa – updating the differential urbanization concept. OECD Book forthcoming.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. Jr., H. S. Geyer, D. J. du Plessis 2012 Differential urbanisation trends in South Africa, 2001–2007. CRUISE Research Report.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Differential urbanisation: Population redistribution trends in South Africa between 2001 and 2007, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer, H. S., H. Coetzee, D. J. du Plessis, R. Donaldson, and P. Nijkamp 2011 Recent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africa, Habitat International 35 (2):  265–274

     

    – Onyebueke, V. U. and H. S. Geyer 2011 Informal Sector in urban Nigeria: Reflections from almost four Decades of Research. Town and Regional Planning Journal 59: 68–80.

     

    – Gumbo, T. and H. S. Geyer 2011 ‘Picking up the Pieces ’: Reconstructing the informal economic sector in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Town and Regional Planning Journal, 56–67.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. and P. Nijkamp 2011 Pioneering entrepreneurship and urban transformation, Introduction to special edition of Town and Regional Planning Journal 59: i–ii.

     

    – Du Plessis, D. J., H. S. Geyer, A. van Eeden, 2011 On the role of the informal sector in the changing economic landscape of the Cape Town metropolitan area. Social Space Journal 1: 1–20.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2011 Creativity, Wellbeing and Urban Sustainability: What the North and the South Can Learn From Each Other, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3: Issues in the Developing World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK, 275–298.

     

    – Graizbord, B., D. Mookherjee, and H.S. Geyer 2011 Differential Urban Trends: Urban Policy Implications, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3: Issues in the Developing World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK, 114–132.

     

    – Steyn, A. and H. S. Geyer 2011 Urban form: An account of issues and views, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3: Issues in the Developing World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK, 62–93.

     

    – Mookherjee, D. and H.S. Geyer 2011 Delhi and its Peripheral Region: Perspectives on Settlement Growth. CRUISE Research Report.

     

    – Geyer, H. S., D. J. du Plessis, H. S. Geyer jr., A. van Eeden 2011 Differential urbanization: recent population redistribution trends in South Africa. CRUISE Research Report.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. Jr., H. S. Geyer, D. J. du Plessis, A. van Eeden 2011 Recent Morphological trends in metropolitan South Africa. CRUISE Research Report.

     

    – Mookherjee, D. and H.S. Geyer 2010 Urban growth in the national capital region of India: Testing the differential urbanization model, Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geografie, 102: 88–99.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2010 On the evolution of urban systems, Inaugural address, 15 June, 2010. Department of Geography, Stellenbosch University.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2011 Creativity, Wellbeing and Urban Sustainability: What the North and the South Can Learn From Each Other, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3: Issues in the Developing World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK.

     

    – Steyn, A. and H. S. Geyer 2011 Urban form: An account of issues and views, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3: Issues in the Developing World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK, Forthcoming.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2010 On the evolution of urban systems, Inaugural address, 15 June, 2010. Department of Geography, SU.

     

    – Du Plessis, D., H. S. Geyer, A. van Eeden, A. Adendorff 2010 On the role of the informal sector in the changing economic landscape of the Cape Town metropolitan area. Working paper, Department of Geography, SU.

     

    – Schloms, B., H. S. Geyer, D. du Plessis, & A. van Eeden 2010 The Impact of urban development on agricultural land in the Cape Town Metropolitan area, Working paper, Department of Geography, SU.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2009 Development of the theory of differential urbanization: an anecdotal look, International Journal of Environmental Creation.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2009 Notes on spatial-structural change in urban South Africa – the 1990s, Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, (1) 1: 27–39

     

    – Geyer, H. S. 2009 The continuing urban form controversy: Toward bridging the divide, in H. S. Geyer (ed.) International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 2: Issues in the Developed World, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, Hants, UK, 195–259.

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  • Geyer, HS jnr - Researcher, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3104
    F: 021 808 3109
    hsgeyerjr@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Economic geography, particularly the morphological development of urban regions over time, the economic and spatial effects of policy in terms of it’s effect on population settlement patterns and firm location in a dual-sector economy.

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  • Biography

    Herman Geyer graduated in 2007 and has worked in diverse planning disciplines in South Africa and the UK including environmental planning, development economics, regional statistics and town planning. As a consultant he has been involved in various capacities including private sector rezonings and subdivisions, the formulation of district and municipal plans, feasibility studies and audits and public participation facilitation. He completed a Masters degree in Regional and Urban Planning Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2011. Since 2011 he has been involved in research and lecturing at CRUISE.

    Qualifications

    MSc (Regional and Urban Planning) – London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011

    BA (Town and Regional Planning) – University of Pretoria (Cum Laude), 2007

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    Publications

    – Geyer H. S., Geyer H. S. Jr. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Migration, geographies of marginality and informality – impacts on upper and lower ends of urban systems in the North and South. European Planning Studies 20(4) : 1–21.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Differential urbanisation trends in South Africa – national, regional and local equivalents, Environment and Planning A 44(12) : 2940–2956.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S. and du Plessis D. J. 2012. Settlement preferences in South Africa – National and Local perspectives. CRUISE Working Document. Paper presented at the SAPI Planning Africa conference, Durban, 17–19 September 2012.

     

    – Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S. Jr., van Eeden A. 2012. Urbanisation and migration trends in South Africa: Theory and policy implications, in Redefining “urban”: A new way to measure metropolitan areas, OECD Publishing.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer, H. S. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Differential urbanisation: Population redistribution trends in South Africa between 2001 and 2007, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2012. Externalised urban economies in the global periphery: Future trends and challenges in African cities, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2012. Poverty trap: national government intervention in rural agricultural systems. CRUISE Working Document. Paper presented at the SAPI Planning Africa conference, Durban, 17–19 September 2012.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2012. Institutonalist pro-poor development at the regional level. CRUISE Working Document. Paper presented at the SAPI Planning Africa conference, Durban, 17–19 September 2012.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2012. Reorientating pro-poor local economic development: an institutionalist approach, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer, H. S. and du Plessis, D. J. 2012. Future trends in the form of African Cities in 2050, CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Land quality, urban development and urban agriculture along the Western Cape garden route. SANPAD Working document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Schloms B. H. A., du Plessis D. J. and Van Eeden A. 2012. Land quality, urban development and urban agriculture within the Cape Town urban edge. Town and Regional Planning 59, pp. 41–52.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2011. Recent morphological trends in metropolitan South Africa. CRUISE Research Report.

     

    – Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S. Jr. and van Eeden A. 2011 Differential urbanisation: recent population redistribution trends in South Africa. CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2011 The poverty trap: Bridging the diseconomies of subsistence agriculture in South Africa. CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2011 Competing inner city and out-of town retail-led regeneration schemes in the West Midlands. CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer H. S. Jr. 2011 Birmingham retail-led development schemes. CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. Jr. 2010. A case study of the efficacy of retail-led mega-schemes in the regeneration of city-centres with reference to Birmingham. Dissertation for Masters Degree in Regional and Urban Planning Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

     

    – Geyer, H. S. Jr. 2007. New Institutionalism within Local Economic Development initiatives in the Royal Bafokeng Nation. Dissertation for Bachelors Degree in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Pretoria.

     

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  • Horn, A - Research Analyst, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9181
    F: 021 808 3109
    anelehorn@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Implications and consequences of strategies and mechanisms that shape urban form and functioning, urban growth management best practices and ways to improve growth management in South Africa.

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  • Biography

    Anele Horn became a lecturer at the Department of Town and Regional Planning after graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2003. Her primary responsibilities included the course development and presentation of undergraduate modules relating to spatial planning theory and urban design. From 2006 onwards she was involved in the conceptualisation, drafting and implementation of municipal Spatial Development Frameworks in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality as well as the City of Cape Town Unicity. Anele joined the CRUISE in 2011.

    Qualifications

    M. TRP – (Town and Regional Planning) (Cum Laude) University of Pretoria, 2008
    B. TRP – (Town and Regional Planning) University of Pretoria, 2003

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    Publications

    – Horn, A. 2011. Who’s out there? A profile of informal traders in four metropolitan areas in South Africa. Town and Regional Planning 59: 1–7.

     

    – Horn, A. 2010. Telling Stories – A History of Growth Management in Gauteng Province. European Spatial Research and Policy. 17 (2).

     

    – Horn, A. 2009. The life and death of urban growth management in Gauteng province. University of Pretoria. January 2009.

     

    – Horn A., Britz A. and Meyer E. 2006. The origin and evolution of the Gauteng urban edge. Town Planning Review. April 2006.

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  • Van Eeden, A - GIS Analyst, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9104
    F: 021 808 3109
    avaneeden@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    The application of spatial analysis, spatial statistical tools and methodologies in the field of Urban and Regional Science, with a special focus on the density and distribution of the creative industries and their business networks. Other interests include location analysis and spatial pattern analysis.

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  • Biography

    Amanda started her career at a GIS consultancy firm in Pretoria in 1993 and was involved in the development of a variety of GIS products for several government departments and private companies. After working at Paarl Municipality in the Planning department for two years, she joined the City of Cape Town’s Economic and Human Development Department in 1998 as a GIS specialist. She was involved in groundbreaking IT Projects where GIS functionality was combined with other applications in developing products such as an electronic film permitting system for the city (this also included projects such as “major investment development opportunities,” Web GIS, market and industrial site database). She has also been involved in training and education at various organisations with a particular focus on geography and the application of GIS in education.

    Qualifications

    MA Geography (GIS) - University of Stellenbosch, 1996
    BA (Hons) – Geography - University of Pretoria, 1993
    BA (Ed) – Afrikaans, Geography - University of Pretoria, 1992

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    Publications

    – Schloms B., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2010. The impact of urban development on agricultural land in the Cape Town metropolitan area, CRUISE working paper.

     

    – du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S., and van Eeden A. 2011. On the role of the informal sector in the changing socio-economic landscape of the Cape Town metropolitan area. Social Space, 1(1):1-20.

     

    – Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S. Jr. and van Eeden A. 2011 Differential urbanisation: recent population redistribution trends in South Africa. CRUISE Working Document.

     

    – van Eeden A. (2011). The geography of informal arts and crafts traders in South Africa’s four main city centres. Town and Regional Planning Journal. Town and Regional Planning 59: 34–40.
    – Geyer H. S. Jr., Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Differential urbanisation trends in South Africa – national, regional and local equivalents, Environment and Planning A 44(12) : 2940–2956.

     

    – Geyer H. S., du Plessis D. J., Geyer H. S. Jr., van Eeden A. 2012. Urbanisation and migration trends in South Africa: Theory and policy implications, in Redefining “urban”: A new way to measure metropolitan areas, OECD Publishing.

     

    – Geyer H. S., Schloms B., du Plessis D. J. and van Eeden A. 2012. Land quality, urban development and urban agriculture within the Cape Town urban edge. Town and Regional Planning, 59:43–55.

     

    – Horn, A. Van Eeden, A. and Willemse, L. 2012. Does one size fit all? A critical review of the growth management approach applied in the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Wessex Institute of Technology. Conference Paper. Ancona, Italy. May 2012

     

     

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  • Willemse, L - Statistical Analyst, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9103
    F: 021 808 3109
    lodene@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Urban form and function, sustainable urban development, urban liveability and quality of life, open space systems in urban areas and the application of statistics in the field of Urban and Regional Science.

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  • Biography

    As a post-graduate, Lodene Willemse researched the extent and impact of land cover changes in Franschhoek and taking a class-differentiated approach to community/neighbourhood park use in Cape Town. The recommendations made in her Master’s degree have been utilised by the City Parks Department to improve their service delivery. She worked as a student assistant for the Geography and African Languages (IsiXhosa) Departments, which involved teaching students, assisting students with GIS practical demonstrations and marking assignments of various Geography subjects. She worked as a GIS and urban/human geography (research) intern at the CSIR in 2009. She joined CRUISE in 2010.

    Qualifications

    MA in Geography and Environmental Studies - University of Stellenbosch, 2010
    BA Honours in Geographic Information Systems (Human Geography) (Cum Laude) - University of Stellenbosch, 2008

    BA in Humanities (Cum Laude) - University of Stellenbosch, 2007

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    Publications

    – Willemse L. 2011. Opportunities and constraints facing informal street traders: Evidence from four South African cities. Town and Regional Planning 59: 7–15.

     

    – Willemse L and Donaldson R. 2012. Community neighbourhood park (CNP) use in Cape Town’s townships. Urban Forum 23: 221–231.

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  • Fortune, G - Knowledge Co-ordinator, RADAR
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9284
    F: 021 882 8469
    gillianfortune@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Post-event assessment with a particular focus on economic loss analysis.

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  • Biography

    Gillian is an Information Technology graduate from Peninsula University of Technology. She is currently working for the Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction (RADAR) as a Knowledge Manager and as such does a multitude of things, among them database administration and loss estimation in post event impact assessments. Accordingly, her research intresets are in post-event assessment with a particular focus on economic loss analysis.

    Qualifications

    National Diploma (Information Technology), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2000

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    Publications

    Holloway A., Chasi V., de Waal J., Drimie S., Fortune G., Mafuleka G., Morojele M., Penicela Nhambiu B., Randrianalijaona M., Vogel C. & Zweig P. 2013. Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Regional Interagency Standing Committee, Southern Africa. FAO. Rome.

     

    Pharoah, R., Fortune, G., Chasi, V. and Holloway, A. 2013. The Environment and Risk Reduction: Focus on urban risk. Input Paper for the Integrated Urban Development Framework Panel of Experts.

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G., Zweig, P., Barrett, L., Benjamin, A., Chasi, V. & de Waal, J. 2012. Eden and Central Karoo Drought Disaster 2009 – 2011; “The Scramble for Water.” For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape.

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G. & Chasi, V. 2010. RADAR Western Cape. Risk and Development Annual Review, Periperi Publications. Cape Town.

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  • Holloway, A - Director of RADAR
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9281/5
    F: 021 882 8469
    ailsaholloway@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Developmental risk reduction

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  • Biography

    Ailsa has had the privilege of a rich and varied experience in the fields of health, humanitarian assistance and higher education. This reflects more than 30 years of multi-partner programme management in Asia, Middle East and Africa, including 20 years focused on establishing formal and non-formal capacity development programs in disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Africa.

    In New Zealand, her health-related work involved working in Thames and Palmerston North Hospitals, as well as in public health, South Auckland. A long-standing interest of working in developing countries led her to Thailand in the 1980s, where she worked in public health in Khao I Dang refugee camp near the Cambodian border, and then as public health/nutrition advisor with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bangkok. Further public health/nutrition assignments took her to Bataan refugee transit centre (Philippines) and Geneva to carry out specialist consultancies for UNHCR and the World Health Organisation (WHO). These were followed in the late 1980s by public health assignments for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan and Namibia.

    Ailsa’s involvement in international humanitarian assistance included a UNHCR assignment in 1991 to Sulaimaniya on Iraq’s north-eastern border with Iran. A year later, she relocated to Harare (Zimbabwe) to work as the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ regional disaster preparedness delegate for southern Africa.

    In 1996, Ailsa moved to Cape Town, where she established a university-based research and capacity-building unit, the Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DiMP), to introduce disaster risk scholarship and then advance continental disaster risk management capacity building efforts. From 2013, DiMP transitioned to become RADAR (the Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction), providing secretariat support for an eleven-university consortium from ‘Algiers to Antananarivo’ called ‘Periperi U’ that offers a suite of academic and applied courses to address African disasters and risks. She was also centrally involved in the reform of South Africa’s disaster management legislation, and has co-authored several books on disaster risk reduction, including Reducing risk: Participatory learning activities in disaster mitigation in Southern Africa; Living with drought: Drought mitigation for sustainable livelihoods, Learning about Livelihoods: insights from southern Africa and ‘RADAR: Risk and Development Annual Review’.

    Her professional interest in disasters and emergencies has also been graphically reflected in her personal life. These include an implausible ‘accidental’ intravenous infusion of tap-water while in Seattle and a night-time Iraqi taxi crash in the Jordanian desert that necessitated medical evacuation.

    Qualifications

    DrPH (Public Health), University of California, Los Angeles, 1991, USA
    MA (Cross-Cultural Nursing & Anthropology), University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    BA Social Science (Sociology and Advanced Nursing Studies), Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ

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    Publications

    Chasi, V., Holloway, A. & Orach, C. 2014 Health sector shortcomings associated with Measles Outbreaks. Special Issue on One Health. Planet@Risk. (Vol 2: No 4).

     

    Randrianalijaona, M. & Holloway, A. 2014. Advancing disaster risk governance in Madagascar: The role of higher education institutions. In: Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. pp 234-242.

     

    Holloway A., Chasi V., de Waal J., Drimie S., Fortune G., Mafuleka G., Morojele M., Penicela Nhambiu B., Randrianalijaona M., Vogel C. & Zweig P. 2013. Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Regional Interagency Standing Committee, Southern Africa. FAO. Rome.

     

    Pharoah, R., Fortune, G., Chasi, V. and Holloway, A. 2013. The Environment and Risk Reduction: Focus on urban risk. Input Paper for the Integrated Urban Development Framework Panel of Experts.

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G., Zweig, P., Barrett, L., Benjamin, A., Chasi, V. & de Waal, J. 2012. Eden & Central Karoo Drought Disaster 2009 – 2011; “The Scramble for Water.” For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape.

     

    Holloway, A., 2012. ‘Disaster Risk in Africa: Dynamic discourse of dysfunctional dialogue?’, in  Risk and Africa. Bloemertz, L., Doevenspeck, M., Macamo, E. & Muller-Mahn (eds.). Lit Verlag Zurich, Berlin. pp 17-34.

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G. with Chasi, V., 2010. RADAR Western Cape. Risk and Development Annual Review, Periperi Publications Cape Town.

     

    Holloway, A., 2009. ‘Environmental and Geographical Science Sans Frontières: Unfolding disaster risk science in the Western Cape’ Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, vol. 2, November 2009.

     

    Pelling, M. & Holloway, A., 2009. Legislation for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction. Tearfund.

     

    Holloway, A. with Roomaney, R., 2008. Weathering the storm: participatory risk assessment in informal settlements, Periperi Publications, Cape Town.

     

    Holloway, A., 2006. ‘Disaster Mitigation’, in The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Clark, D.A. (ed), Edward Elgar Publishing. 130-135.

     

    Pelling, M. & Holloway, A., 2006. ‘Legislation for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction’, TearFund.

     

    Holloway, A., 2003. ‘Disaster Risk Reduction in southern Africa: hot rhetoric, cold reality, African Security Review, Vol 12, No.1.

     

    De Satgé, R., Holloway, A., Mullins, D., Nchabaleng, L. & Ward, P., 2002. Learning about Livelihoods: Insights from southern Africa, Oxfam GB and Periperi Publications, Cape Town.

     

    Holloway, A., 2000. ‘Drought Emergency, Yes … Drought Disaster, No: Southern Africa 1991-93’, in Kelman, I. and T. Koukis (eds). 2000. ‘Disaster Diplomacy’, special section in Cambridge Review of International Affairs (edited by Charlotte Lindberg Clausen), vol. XIV, no. 1, pp. 214-294.

     

    Von Kotze, A. & Holloway, A., 1999. Living with Drought: Drought mitigation for sustainable livelihoods, David Philip Publishers, Cape Town and Intermediate Technology Publications, London.

     

    Von Kotze, A. & Holloway, A., 1998. Living with Drought: Drought mitigation for sustainable livelihoods. Cape Town and Intermediate Technology Publications.

     

    Von Kotze, A. & Holloway, A., 1996. Reducing Risk: participatory learning activities for disaster mitigation in southern Africa. International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  and Department of Adult and Community Education, University of Natal.

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  • Pharoah, R - Senior Researcher
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9492
    F: 021 882 8469
    robynpharoah@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Urban risk, flooding, early warning, low-cost housing, social violence, HIV/AIDS

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  • Biography

    Robyn is a senior researcher at RADAR. She holds postgraduate degrees in anthropology, development studies and disaster risk science. She has worked as a researcher and analyst in the private, non-governmental and academic sectors, and has experience in social and development research, policy analysis and training, both nationally and elsewhere in Africa. Over the course of her professional she has worked on issues as diverse as land reform, crime and justice, human trafficking and people’s knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS and the epidemic’s implications for human security. Her current research interests include urban risk and early warning. Her PhD thesis focused on flood-risk in informal and low-cost housing areas on Cape Town’s Cape Flats.

    Qualifications

    BA Honours (Anthropology), Durham University, 1997
    M Social Science (Development Studies) (cum laude), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 1999
    PhD, University of Cape Town, 2013

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    Publications

    Pharoah, R., Fortune, G., Chasi, V. and Holloway, A. 2013. The Environment and Risk Reduction: Focus on urban risk. Input Paper for the Integrated Urban Development Framework Panel of Experts.

     

    Pharoah, R. 2009. The Response to the Social Violence of May 2008. For the Provincial Disaster Risk Management Centre of the Western Cape.

     

    Pharoah, R. 2008. Sustainable Livelihoods for Disaster Risk Reduction. For the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Input paper for the 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

     

    Pharoah, R. 2009. Fire Risk in Informal Settlements in Cape Town. Disaster Risk Reduction: Cases from Urban Africa. London: Earthscan.

     

    Ndinga-Muvumba A. and Pharoah, R. (eds.) 2008. HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

     

    Pharoah, R. 2006. Getting to Grips with Trafficking: Reflections on human trafficking research on South Africa. Institute for Security Studies monograph, no. 123.

     

    Pharoah, R. 2005. Not Business as Usual: Public sector responses to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies.

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  • Francioli, AP - Junior Researcher, RADAR
    Contact info:
    T: 0218089401
    F:
    albertofrancioli@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Disaster risk management and resilience, sustainable development, urban geographic studies, political administration.

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    Qualifications

    BA Hons
    MPhil Disaster Risk Management (In progress)

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  • Zweig, P - Risk Reduction Project Coordinator, RADAR
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 9282
    F: 021 882 8469/021 808 3109
    patriciazweig@sun.ac.za
    Research interests:

    Urban risk, urban and rural livelihoods, informal settlements and intra-urban migration.

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  • Biography

    Trish has a Master’s degree in Environmental & Geographical Science and is currently registered for her PhD. She has experience in social development research and community outreach projects within the Western Cape. Currently a lecturer in disaster risk studies, her work with RADAR also entails coordination and development of short courses and training as well as disaster risk research. Trish’s current research interests are in urban risk and development, urban poverty, as well as urban and rural livelihoods.

    Qualifications

    MA cum laude (Environmental and Geographical Science), University of Cape Town, 2006
    BaHons (Geographical Information Systems for spatial analysis and decision-making), University of Stellenbosch, 2002
    BA cum laude (Geography and Anthropology), University of South Africa, 2001

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    Publications

    Holloway A., Chasi V., de Waal J., Drimie S., Fortune G., Mafuleka G., Morojele M., Penicela Nhambiu B., Randrianalijaona M., Vogel C. &  Zweig P., 2013. ‘Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Implications for programming’. For the Regional Interagency Standing Committee (forthcoming).

     

    Holloway, A., Fortune, G., Zweig, P., Barrett, L., Benjamin, A., Chasi, V. &  de Waal, J. 2012. Eden and Central Karoo Drought Disaster 2009 – 2011; “The Scramble for Water.” For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape.

     

    Oldfield, S. &  Zweig, P., 2010. The contested politics of housing allocation in Ikapa, Cape Town, 1981-1994. Journal of Southern African Studies, 36(1): 133-150.

     

    Oldfield, S. &  Zweig, P., 2008, ‘Echos passés du présent. Les conflits d’attribution du logement à Old et New Crossroads”, in Alain Dubresson & Sylvy Jaglin (éds), Gouvernance et aménagement urbain au Cap (Afrique du Sud), Paris, Karthala.

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  • Ortell, S - Postgraduate Coordinator
    Contact info:
    T: 0218083100
    F:
    seleneortell@sun.ac.za
  • Biography

    Selene has joined the Department in August 2015 in capacity Postgraduate Coordinator. She oversees all administrative functions of the honours, masters and phd students. Selene is also responsible for the department's research administration.

    Qualifications

    BA Hons Political Science

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  • Liederman, C - Senior Departmental Officer, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3128
    F: 021 808 3109
    catherine@sun.ac.za
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  • Regue, Y - Senior Departmental Officer, CRUISE
    Contact info:
    T: 021 808 3104
    F: 021 808 3109
    regue@sun.ac.za
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