Economic Performance and Development

Global understanding of cities boosted by multi-million pound grant

The HSRC is part of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC), an international research consortium that will look at urban economic and social change. The CSHLC will be administered at Glasgow University with partners located in South Africa, China, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh and Philippines.

EPD Research Director Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Grant

Peter Jacobs has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fulbright Grant for research scholars. The grant allows him to consolidate more than a decade of his studies on land reform into a book manuscript. For the six months of the Fulbright fellowship, which begins at the end of January 2017, he will be based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to complete his new book project.

Launching publication entitled "Locating African Voices and Worldviews within the Academy"

29 September 2016  | Economic Performance and Development

EPD Researchers attend Launch of eZiko siPheka siSophula Indigenous Knowledge systems Anthology.

Survey to help grow and develop tourism


We are conducting a survey of education and training providers operating in the tourism, hospitality and conservation sectors to understand what the role and contribution of this stakeholder group to skills development to ensure that workers in the sector are appropriately skilled.

SA's new urban agenda: Transformation or compensation?

One of the dilemmas at the heart of the new urban agenda globally is whether population
growth should be accommodated by extensive or intensive urban development. Both
approaches have gained support in South Africa in recent years, albeit in different parts of
government. The paper provides a critical and constructive assessment of what lies behind
these contrasting agendas. It considers the positive and negative features of mega-projects and
urban consolidation, with an emphasis on their implications for urban efficiency and social
justice. It concludes by stressing the need to reconcile these policies in order to avoid wasteful
duplication and damage.

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