Department of Geography

Prof SE Mini

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Geography
Tel: 011 471 2348


  • BA Geography University of Fort Hare 1980
  • UED University of Fort Hare 1981
  • BA (Hons) Geography University of Fort Hare 1982
  • M.Sc in Geography by dissertation University of Fort Hare 1988
  • PhD in Geography by thesis University of Fort Hare 2003

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interest

Human Geography, Urban Geography

Research Interests

Urban\rural Spatial Development Planning, Urban Growth and Urban Public Services-Urban Public Implementation, Social Dynamics and Human Settlements in urban\rural environments.

Journal articles

Publications since 2009

  • Mini, SE (2014: South Africa’s Social Housing Policy: A Form of Neoliberal Governmentality , (under revision)
  • Mini, SE (2014): Transformation of South African Cities for spatial-social Justice and Sustainability in D.P. O’Donoghue (ed) 2014: Urban transformations: Centres, Peripheries and Systems (in press).
  • Mini, SE 2012)Spatialisation of Post-Apartheid Urban Inequalities: A New Type of Spatial - Social Inequalities in South African Cities. Scientific Annals of Alexandru IOAN-CUZ. University of IASI. Vil. LVIII. 2012.

Paper presentations

Conferences since 2009

  • International Geographical Union Urban Commission, 14-20 August 2011, Christ Church University, Canterbury (UK).
  • International Conference on Urban and Housing Development: Cape Town. 2012: Spatial-social marginality in Neoliberalised Post-Apartheid Cities: The case of spatial marginalisation in transformed cities: 2012:
  • Spatial Inequalities in post-apartheid cities: International Geographical Union conference hosted in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch, South Africa (21-26 July 2013

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Societies and Involvement

  • Council Member of the South African Geographical Society
  • President of the Society of South African Geographers
  • International Geographical Union Urban Commission - member
  • The Royal Geographical Society - member


Community Engagement

A team member in "Unearthing a Sustainable Future" schools programme