Mr Johannes Viljoen

DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2088
EMAIL: jhviljoen@hsrc.ac.za

Mr Johan Viljoen is a Senior Researcher in the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division at the HSRC. Johan has key expertise in the areas of democracy, governance and international migration. He holds a MA degree in Geography from the University of South Africa.

Experience and special projects: Mr Viljoen has 25 years of research experience at the HSRC. Over the past decade, he has done extensive work for the National Department of Justice, National Department of Home Affairs, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) and the Presidency. He has key expertise in proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation as well as qualitative research methodologies.

During the past decade he has mostly conducted his research in the areas of governance and international migration. He has been involved in a multitude of projects which include among others, the Presidential Review Committee on State Owned Enterprises, an Assessment of the Impact of Decisions of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal on the Transformation of Society Evaluation of the Access to Justice and the Promotion of Constitutional Rights Programme, an Employee Satisfaction survey in the Public Service, SALGA study on Political Violence and an HSRC study on Skilled Migration.

Publications Mr Viljoen has published, 9 scientific articles in both local and international peer reviewed academic journals, more than 25 research reports, 5 book chapters, one occasional paper and one policy brief. He has also presented more than 5 papers at conferences locally and international.

Recent

State of Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa

The primary objective of this project is to prepare the draft and final reports for the Working Group on social cohesion and nation-building. A draft ....

LGSETA- Local Government Sector Education & Training Authority

To develop a concept document on the challenges facing the AET in the local government with emphasis on municipalities. To provide a detailed analys....

Implementation of the Evaluation of the Integrated Justice System (IJS)

The study includes an analysis of challenges that the IJS has faced, and expects to face in its future execution of its mandate. This analysis will le....

Review of Commission for Gender Equity's (CGE's) 20 years of Existence, Achievements and Challenges

The purpose of the Study is to review and assess the work of the since its inception, focusing on its key achievements, impact within the gender secto....

BCURE Consortium

INASP has contracted with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the provision of services for the Building Capacity for the Use o....

Assessment of the Impact of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the impact of the two highest courts, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on....

Review of the Employee Satisafction Survey Questionnaire

"The Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is a perception study which aims to identify issues which impact on the performance and productivity of public....

Cities Support Programme

Background: The CSP is an initiative of National Treasury in collaboration with key government departments to address spatial inequalities and dev....

State of the Nation

Between 2003 and 2008 the HSRC published its annual flagship publication State of the Nation. Taking the South African national agenda as its organisi....

Predicting Urbanisation and Migration in South Africa

Perceived accelerating migration amidst a declining economic situation has heightened sensitivity to the influx of migrants and has served to unneces....