Mr Johan Van Zyl

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2726

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.


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....