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2017 Report – University of Cape Town, Geomatics: School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

By on June 17, 2017
General Information
University
University of Cape Town

Department/Institution
Geomatics: School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Country
South Africa Cape Town

Person filling out the report
Associate Professor Jennifer Whittal
jennifer.whittal@uct.ac.za

Associated UNI Thematic Hubs
Informal Urbanism
Climate Change
Urban Governance

Collaborations
Other academic network affiliations
No

Other research network affiliations
No

Collaborations with UNI members in academic activities
No

Collaborations with UNI members in research initiatives
No

Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics in two streams:
surveying specialising in geodesy, precise engineering surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing, GIS and cadastral and land law and practice
and
geoinformations specialising in photogrammetry and remote sensing, GIS, and either environmental science or computer science as majors.

BSc Honours in GIS (for those with a 3 year BSc in another subject eg Environmental or geological or computer sciences.

Master Programmes
research masters only

PhD Programmes
research PhD only

Other Programmes

Produced Materials

Books
Akrofi, EO and Whittal J. (2017) Customary land rights in the context of urbanisation and development: Case Studies from Botswana, Namibia and Ghana in Mostert, Verstappen and Zevenbergen (Eds) Land Law and Governance: African Perspectives on Land Tenure and Title in the Contemporary Legal and Applied Research study series, Juta.

Articles
Hull, S, Whittal, J, Human Rights in Tension: Guiding cadastral systems development in customary land rights contexts, submitted to Survey Review on 7 December 2016

Barry, M., Whittal, J. (2016) Land Registration Effectiveness in a State-Subsidized Housing Project in Mbekweni, South Africa, Land Use Policy, Volume 56, November 2016, Pages 197–208; doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.04.039; [0.5]

Hull, S., Sehume, T., Sibiya, S., Sothafile, L, Whittal, J. (2016) Land allocation, boundary demarcation and tenure security in tribal areas of South Africa, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 3(1), 68 – 81, www.sajg.org.za [0.05] ISSN 225-8531

Whittal, J, (2015) The relocation of VOC-era Bosheuvel farm in the Liesbeeck River Valley, Cape Town: A Land Surveying Approach, South African Historical Journal, Sage Open, 7(4), 387-409, Published online: 29 Oct 2015;
DOI 10.1080/02582473.2015.1094505, Online Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02582473.2015.1094505 [1.00]

Whittal, J, (2014) A New Conceptual Model for the Continuum of Land Rights, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 3(1), 13-32, www.sajg.org.za [1.00] ISSN: 2225-8531

Nxumalo, C, Whittal, J, (2013) Municipal Boundary Demarcation in South Africa: Processes and Effects on Governance in Traditional Rural Areas, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 2(4), 325-341 [1.00]

Hull, S, Whittal, J (2013) An exploration of e-cadastral systems conceptual design, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 2(4), 342-357. [1.00]

Akrofi, EO, Whittal, J (2013) Compulsory acquisition and urban land delivery in customary areas, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 2(4), 280-295 [1.00]

Whittal, J (2011), The potential use of cellular phone technology in maintaining an up-to-date register of land transactions for the urban poor, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (PER), 14(3), Pages: 162-194, ISSN 1727-3781 [1.00] http://www.nwu.ac.za/export/sites/default/nwu/p-per/issuepages/2011volume14no3/2011x14x3WhittalDOC.pdf

Humby, L. and Whittal, J. 2017, 3D Cadastral Parcels in South Africa – representing the third dimension in the South African cadastral system, FIG Working Week held in Helsinki, Finland, May 2017. (correspondent) [0.50]

Downie, L., Whittal, J. 2016, Social Tenure Based on Intimacy – Avoiding Family Disasters: South African Marital Contracts as an Innovative Pro-Poor Land Tool, peer review paper at the FIG Working Week held in Christ Church New Zealand, May 2016. (correspondent) [0.50] ISBN 978-87-92853-52-3, ISSN 2307-4086

Hull, S., Whittal, J. 2016, Towards a framework for assessing the impact of cadastral development on land rights-holders, peer review paper at the FIG Working Week held in Christ Church New Zealand, May 2016. [0.50] ISBN 978-87-92853-52-3, ISSN 2307-4086, https://www.fig.net/resources/proceedings/fig_proceedings/fig2016/papers/ts01a/TS01A_hull_whittal_7995.pdf

Whittal, J. Rikhotso, K. 2016, Initial testing of the new continuum of land rights model in a rural South African case study area – Giyani, peer review paper at the FIG Working Week held in Christ Church New Zealand, May 2016. (correspondent) [0.50] ISBN 978-87-92853-52-3, ISSN 2307-4086

Akrofi, E.O., Whittal, J. 2014, A precedent-setting case of allodial ownership of customary land in Ghana, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO 2014 conference held in Cape Town, July 2014. (correspondent) [0.50], http://www.africageoproceedings.org.za

Nxumalo, C., Whittal, J. Xaba, X., 2014, Using Ortho-Rectified Imagery to Delineate Land Rights, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO 2014 conference held in Cape Town, July 2014. (correspondent) [0.50], http://www.africageoproceedings.org.za

Obeng, W., Whittal, J. 2014, Peri- urban infrastructure development through community participation, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO 2014 conference held in Cape Town, July 2014. (correspondent) [0.50], http://www.africageoproceedings.org.za

Whittal, J., Fisher, F. 2011, Implications of the Integrated Coastal Management Act No 24 of 2008 on the South African coastal cadastre and its survey and management, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO conference held in Cape Town, May 2011. (primary author and correspondent) [0.50] http://africageodownloads.info/africageo2011_proceedingscd.zip
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3826.6723

Akrofi, E.O., Whittal, J. 2011, Traditional governance and customary peri-urban land delivery: a case study of Asokore Mampong in Ghana, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO conference held in Cape Town, May 2011. (correspondent) [0.50] http://africageodownloads.info/africageo2011_proceedingscd.zip
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4056.0480

Mabesa, M., Whittal, J. 2011, Analysis of the current cadastral system in Lesotho using Viable Systems Modelling (VSM), peer review paper at the AfricaGEO conference held in Cape Town, May 2011. (correspondent), republished in two parts in Position IT 2 Feb 2013 and 20 Mar 2013 [0.50]

http://africageodownloads.info/africageo2011_proceedingscd.zip

Meelun, G., Whittal, J., Evans, K. 2011, Analysis of spatial heterogeneity in modelling high-priced residential properties of Cape Town using neural networks, peer review paper at the AfricaGEO conference held in Cape Town, May 2011 [0.50] http://africageodownloads.info/africageo2011_proceedingscd.zip

Whittal, J., Jones, S. 2010, Locating the Positions of the Original Cape Farms of the 1660’s – A demonstration of cadastral reconstructions using regular techniques and GIS cadastral fabrics, Peer reviewed paper presented at the FIG Congress 2010, Facing the Challenges – Building the Capacity, Technical Session 10K – Cadastral Boundary Issues, Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. (primary author and correspondent) [0.50] http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2010/papers/ts10k%5Cts10k_jones_4026.pdf
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2595.5687

Projects
2015-2016 June (1 year) Position Paper on the HWM for the Cape Town City Council as part of an integrated investigation team of consultants. This project was to investigate a coastal area in terms of all the factors impacting on land ownership and the City’s responsibility since the coastline is eroding and threatening private and public property. The public access and right to the sea shore is also impacted by illegal activities of littoral property owners.

There are various other projects but these are undertaken through student masters and doctoral research.

Additional Comments
I have only added the activities of the cadastral research in our institution. Other research on GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, engineering surveying, geodesy etc. is not reflected.
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