Mr Johan Van Zyl

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2726
EMAIL: javanzyl@hsrc.ac.za

Mr Johan van Zyl is a Senior Research Specialist in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) research programme. He has a BA(Hons) degrees in geography from the University of Pretoria.

Before joining the HSRC, Mr van Zyl was employed by the Bureau for Market Research at the University of South Africa, and served in an advisory capacity for a number of local and international organisations.

His areas of research expertise include analytical demography, population projections, estimation of fertility and mortality rates from survey data, applied demography, field surveys, questionnaire design, sample specifications, and detailed knowledge of the principles of data analysis.

Mr van Zyl has delivered various papers at national and international conferences, and written or edited several books, chapters and client reports in areas related to demography as well as other survey-based studies.

Recent

The health of educators in public schools in South Africa 2016

The provision of good quality education in public sector schools in South Africa is intrinsically linked to the health, wellbeing and productivity of ....

South African urbanisation after apartheid

Under apartheid, the movement and settlement of the majority black people in South Africa was highly constrained. A complex web of policies attempted....

Contemporary South African urbanization dynamics

The paper provides an overview of urbanization patterns and trends in the current era in South Africa, focusing in particular on the key dynamics and ....

South African national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication survey, 2008: a turning tide among teenagers?

South Africa's first national, household sero-prevalence survey of HIV and AIDS was conducted in 2002. A second survey was completed in 2005 and this,....

Migration in South and southern Africa: dynamics and determinants

Coping with immigration and urbanisation in a rapidly globalising environment is one of the policy issues facing many governments, yet the complexity ....

Report on survey in Sekhukhune to pilot the development of a food insecurity and vulnerability modelling system (FIVIMS) for South Africa

The data has been analysed and presented in this report to enable potential users of FIVIMS to understand vulnerability and food insecurity in Sekhukh....

Towards identifying the vulnerability of HIV/AIDS affected households to food insecurity: the RVAC-UNAIDS experience: challenges and opportunities

This paper provides an overview of attempts to focus an HIV/AIDS lens on the data generated during the Vulnerability Assessment Committee surveys in ....

Views and attitudes of members of the Mamelodi community regarding the care and support of orphans: findings of a survey and a series of in-depth interviews

Institutional care was one of the more important ways which care and support was provided to orphaned children for a considerable period of time. Tha....

Post-apartheid patterns of internal migration in South Africa

Popular belief in debate is that urbanisation has increased substantially in the new South Africa, when in fact patterns of internal migration have re....