Ms Sbonisile Zama
S'bonisile Zama is a GIS Specialist for Research Methodology & Data Centre of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. She holds a B.Admin. Degree from the University of South Africa with majors in Business Economics and Public Administration and Honours degree in Demography from the University of Pretoria. Further training acquired includes Atlas GIS; Arc-GIS; Spatial Modelling (accessibility modelling and small area estimation), poverty mapping and geography of growth. Her key competencies include spatial database development, map development and production, socio-demographics, development planning, liaison and networking skills, marketing, programme/project co-ordination and organisation of stakeholder meetings and workshops.
Before joining the HSRC S'bonisile was employed by The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism firstly as a Community Liaison Officer (1992-1994) and as a Business Economist and later as a Geographer for the RDP Chief Directorate (1995-1998). She joined the HSRC in 1999 and her areas of interest include economic development, tourism, urban geography and service delivery monitoring.
She has participated and presented papers both nationally and internationally.
Perceived accelerating migration amidst a declining economic situation has heightened sensitivity to the influx of migrants and has served to unneces....