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Samkelisiwe Khanyile

My research interests centre on the theme of sustainability, environmental justice and urban studies, with an emphasis on the applications of GIS and Remote sensing technologies in assessing and informing ways of addressing environmental justice and sustainability-related challenges.


  • 2020–present
    Researcher, Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO)
  • 2017–2019
    Junior researcher, Gauteng City-Region Observatory(GCRO)
  • 2016–2017
    GIS intern , Gauteng City-Region Observatory(GCRO)
  • 2015–2015
    Teaching assistant, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2013–2014
    Research assistant, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2016 
    University of the Witwatersrand, MSc GIS and Remote Sensing
  • 2013 
    University of the Witwatersrand, BSc Hons in Geography

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