Engaging communities in research, knowledge co-creation, and knowledge dissemination

In this blog, I asked colleagues from SHLC partner countries to reflect on what community…


Aerial view of informal settlements of the

Why South Africa is the most unequal country in the world

This video was originally published by Le Monde on YouTube. The views expressed in this video are…


Inequality and Urban Density: Socio-economic Drivers of Uneven Densification in Cape Town

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South West Township, Soweto - Johannesburg South Africa. Credit: Cedric Weber/Shutterstock

Urban Sprawl and Land Cover in Post-apartheid Johannesburg and the Gauteng City-Region, 1990–2018

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Affluent or upmarket suburb and coastal living. Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Shutterstock, Roxane 134

Social Inequality and Spatial Segregation in Cape Town

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Aerial view of informal settlements of the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa. Shutterstock - Andrea Willmore

City Occupied: A Neighbourhood Framework Based Comparison of Informal Land Occupations in Bogota, Cape Town and Sao Paulo

This project, which was funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, employs a…


Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit Shutterstock, Gil.K.

Johannesburg: the growing importance of class in shaping neighbourhoods

This research explores the nature of spatial change and neighbourhood development in Johannesburg,…


Cape Town: a city still divided by race and class

This research analyses how the urban form and internal structure of the city of Cape Town, South…


A billboard in Cape Town, South Africa calls on South Africans to

The Uneven Geography of the COVID-19 Crisis: South Africa

This research was published by Ivan Turok and Justin Visagie from the Human Sciences Research…


Urban Policy in South Africa

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Everatt D., Ebrahim Z. (2020) Urban…