Department of Geography

Prof AC Horn

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Ecological and Human Sustainability
Department: Geography
Professor
Tel: 011 471 2168
E-mail: hornac@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA Geography University of Pretoria 1979
  • HED Education University of Pretoria 1980
  • BA (Hons) Geography University of Pretoria 1981
  • MA by dissertation Geography University of Pretoria 1987
  • D Phil by thesis Geography University of Pretoria 1998
  • Non-degree purposes (Geoinformatics) UNI780 UNI783 UNI787 University of Pretoria 2003

NRF Rating

C2

Currently teaching

  • GGH3704 - Development of Urban Space

Fields of academic interests

  • Socio-economic dynamics in cities
  • Desegregation of schools
  • Land history and land reform

Field of Specialisation

  • Urban Studies
  • School populations
  • Historiography

Books

  • 2011. Urban and regional development in South Africa: an overview. In L Mierzejewska and M Wdowicka (eds) Contemporary Problems of Urban and Regional Development. Poznan: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, pp 71-78. ISBN 978-83-62662-58-6.
  • 2014. Contextualizing two decades of socio-spatial change in South African cities. In L Mierzejewska an JJ Parysek (eds) Cities in a Complex World: Problems, Challenges and Prospects. Poznan: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, pp 53-62. ISBN 978-83-7986-022-7. (Second author with C Hamann).
  • 2014. The growing discrepancy between school and residential populations in Johannesburg, South Africa. In L Mierzejewska an JJ Parysek (eds) Cities in a Complex World: Problems, Challenges and Prospects. Poznan: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, pp 63-72. ISBN 978-83-7986-022-7. (First author with C Hamann)

Journal articles

  • 2005. New measure for urban segregation in South Africa, South African Geographical Journal 87(1), 58-72.
  • 2006. Crossing the racial divide: a spatial-ecological perspective of offenders in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa, GeoJournal 67, 181-194. (Second author with G Breetzke).
  • 2008. Key requirements for a spatial theory on crime in South Africa. Acta Academica 21, 123-143. (Second author with G Breetzke).
  • 2009. A geodemographic profiler for high offender propensity areas in the city of Tshwane, South Africa, Environment and Planning A 41, 112-127.  (Second author with G Breetzke).
  • 2009. Informing a crime strategy for the FIFA 2010 World Cup: a case study for the Loftus Versveld stadium in Tshwane, South Africa, Urban Forum 20, 19-32. (First author with G Breetzke).
  • 2009. Homing in(n) on the economic benefits of 2010 FIFA World cup: opportunities and trepidations of bed-and-breakfast operators in Gauteng, South Africa, Urban Forum 20, 77-91. (Second author with D Darkey).
  • 2009. South African territorial segregation: new data on African farm purchases, 1913-1936, Journal of African History 50(1), 41-60. (Second author with H Feinbergh)
  • 2012. Evaluation of the environmental and social sustainability policy of a mass tourism resort: a narrative account. HTS Theological Studies 68(1), online Art # 1264 (second author with I Swart)
  • 2014. Arsenic residues in soil at cattle dip tanks in the Vhembe district, Limpopo Province, South Africa, South African Journal of Science July/August 2014;110(7/8), online Art #2013-0393. (Second author with MR Ramudzuli)
  • 2015. Continuity or discontinuity? Evaluating the changing socio-spatial structure of the city of Tshwane, South Africa, Urban Forum 26(1), 39-57. (Second author with C Hamann)
  • 2018. Johannesburg’s inner city private schools: The teacher’s perspective, South African Journal of Education 38(3). (Third author with T McKay and M Mafanya).

Paper presentations

International Conferences

  • An Agenda for the Study of Crime, Violence and Disorder in the International Arena. Annual Meeting of the International Geographical Union Urban Commission, 1-4 August 2009, Hyderabad, India.
  • A Common Theory and Language of Crime? – A South African Perspective. 2009 ISA-RC21 Conference: Inequality, Inclusion and the Sense of Belonging, 25-29 August 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • A Decade of Change in Learner Racial Desegregation: Tshwane, 2000-2010. Annual Meeting of the International Geographical Union Urban Commission, 14-20 August 2011, Christ Church University, Canterbury (UK).
  • Identity and Democracy: the Renaming of Pretoria, South Africa’s Capital City. European Conference of the Regional Studies Association, 14-18 May , Delft, The Netherlands.
  • From Segregation to Fragmentation: Race and Income Distribution Change in Tshwane, South Africa. Meeting of the International Geographical Union Urban Commission, 21-27 August 2012, Dortmund,Germany.
  • School Desegregation in South Africa. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, 30 July – 1 August 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Contextualizing Two Decades of Socio-spatial Change in South African Cities. (Submitted for consideration for inclusion in the printed proceedings of the 2014 meeting of the IGU Urban Commission, 11-14 August 2014, Poznan, Poland). (Co-presenter with C Hamann) [Forthcoming]
  • The Growing Discrepancy Between School and Residential Populations in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Submitted for consideration for inclusion in the printed proceedings of the 2014 meeting of the IGU Urban Commission, 11-14 August 2014, Poznan, Poland). (Co-presenter with C Hamann) [Forthcoming]

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of the IGU Urban Commission Steering Committee (2000-2012)
  • NRF C2 rating

Projects

  • Socio-economic dynamics of the City of Tshwane
  • Desegregation of schools in the City of Tshwane
  • Rural land history and land reform in the Northern Provinces