Mr Gray Mario Van der Bergh

TELEPHONE: 021 466 2806
EMAIL: gvdbergh@hsrc.ac.za

Mr Gray van der Bergh is an Adjunct Director in the Inclusive Economic Development Research (IED) Division at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Prior to joining the HSRC he worked as a State Accountant in the South African Airforce for seven years. Since joining the HSRC in 2001 as a Project Support officer he has been involved in various units in different administrative related roles. In the last ten years he has been responsible for managing the finances and administrative team of the research unit. He currently manages the unit?s business processes and finances. He has extensive experience of the financial, administrative and management aspects in a research environment. He holds a BCom degree from Vista University as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the School of Business Leadership at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Recent

Open Access- : Morphing across the margins: how young people make a living in South Africa and beyond

I have just published a journal article with the Journal of Youth Studies, title: Morphing across the margins: how young people make a living in South....

Housing and Equitable Cities

To increase the academic and societal impact of the Community of practice: Housing and Equitable Cities by supporting key ongoing research and engagem....

Decolonising universities

The purpose of the proposal is to request surplus funds for editorial support for a book on dialogues on decolonizing the university: Racialized gende....

Developmental editing of 2 books

Two recent monographs dealing with economic development and education have been identified by HSRC Publishing as having high potential for being publi....

Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

This proposal aims to request funds to host the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing in Cape Town. For the 4 years of the Commission k....

Translations of the Oxford Handbook

As part of the existing LeaPPTs target on Communities of Practice (Global South Youth Studies Community of Practice), Spanish and French translations ....

EEE Cape Town Office writing workshop

In our capacities as Head of Office and Deputy Head of Office in the Cape Town branch of EEE, we would like to propose that an amount be applied to fu....

Young people and relational wellbeing programme

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa was selected to develop this full application. The NRF is an independent, statutory body establ....

'One Food' Delivering climate resilience through safe and sustainable food systems

Cefas has received Overseas Development Assistance from Defra to co-design and deliver the One Food project with the South African Government. As part....

Needs Analysis for Using Digital Learning Games in Mathematics Education

-To examine the use of digital games in mathematics education -To determine how mathematics teachers and principals perceive digital games in teaching....

2023 Agrarian Rural Household Economy Study (ARHE) Study

This study seeks to determine whether there have been any improvements in the lives of the underprivileged rural communities over the last ten years t....

One Food social sciences study

1.Review the current project concept and produce a short-written brief on the social science topics the project should look to address, to include ini....

An exploratory study on quality of higher education in South Africa: A multi-stakeholder approach (CHE)

Higher education quality has remained a contested and variedly defined concept in local and international literature (Dicker et al., 2019; Bobby, 2014....

Free Decolonised Education in the Aftermath of Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall in South Africa Grant

A grant has been awarded to fund items for a collaborative research project....

Research to monitor and mainstream the economic empowerment and participation of women, youth and persons with disabilities across sectors of the economic recovery and reconstruction plan(ERRP)

To undertake research on monitoring and mainstreaming the economic empowerment and participation of women , youth and persons with disabilities acros....

Social Security Review (Volume 2) publication

To provide professional editorial and publication service which includes overseeing and assessing the quality of work by authors....

University engagement in Africa

This research interest statement covers two main components. These include funding for data collection, and for two writing workshops. 1. Data collect....

City Occupied: What role for the state?

This proposed project builds on an existing research collaboration on informal land and building occupations in Bogot?? (Colombia), Cape Town (South A....

Mining, distribution and analysis of spatialised tax data

There are serious deficiencies in the extent and quality of economic data at the provincial, municipal, district and local levels in South Africa. Thi....

Beyond Suburban Bliss: The Moral Economy of Low-Cost Housing after Democracy in South Africa.

The project offers a critical perspective and engagement with the post-apartheid history of public housing delivery and urban transformation in South ....

Impact of Employment Policies to enhance Labour Market Outcomes of Youth

The overarching objective is to support the active dissemination and research uptake of the findings and recommendations of the DoEL Study. This is i....

Releasing Public Land for Affordable Housing Sharing municipal experiences across South African cities

The purpose of the present proposal is to extend the research to three additional cities where some progress is being made in terms of the disposal of....

Writing workshop, IED Cape Town

The purpose of this memo is to seek approval for funding an IED Cap Town Office writing workshop....

Conference Funding

Conference abstracts submitted for three conferences to take place between October 2022 and February 2023 for which I wish to request funding support.....

Kresge-HSRC Partnership

Bill Moses Educational Director from Kresge Foundation has requested that the IED (through Professor Leslie Bank) convene a group of scholars and prac....

Land assembly and disposal strategies and processes

Review of land assembly and disposal strategies and processes for medium to high density social and affordable housing in Cape Town. ....

NRF - Predictors of Academic Success Among Higher Education Students (Dr A Thomas)

NRF - Predictors of Academic Success Among Higher Education Students....

Waste Sector Human Capacity Development (HCD) Programme Track and Trace Impact Evaluation Study

The study is aimed at generating information on the outcomes of those learners post completion of their qualification with respect to their career pro....

Sustainable Food Value chains as a pathway out of poverty: A case for South Africa-NDA

-To define the concept of a sustainable food value and explore ways in which food value chainscan offer important pathways in assisting Civil Society ....

Barrier Study Work Plan (SABSSM VI nested qualitative study) MoU with HSC

Barrier Study Work Plan. SABSSM VI nested qualitative study titled: Assessing the barriers and facilitators of initial linkage to care and retention....

NRF Incentive Funding

Incentive Funding for Research Related Activities. Grant 145499....

Structural changes in the Education, Training and Development sector

This three-year study assesses structural changes in the education, training and development sector arising from the COVID-19 pandemic within the cont....

ARUA Collaborative PhD Programs in the Natural Sciences and the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines

This research serves as an initial process of developing harmonised collaborative doctoral programs among ARUA member universities and with universiti....

Housing as economic policy (Kaleidoscope)

A new approach to tackling inequality....

Social Security Review

As a follow-up to the inaugural Social Security Review: Volume One, a first for South Africa and the African Continent, volume two, co-funded by the D....

Preparation for Pre-Common Country Analysis (CCA) 2021-2022

The impact of Covid-19 on agriculture and food systems, climate change and other internal challenges/emerging issues have affected food system adverse....

Tradable services

The first component is a brief review of the growth of tradable services sectors in South Africa. The second will be a preliminary review of firm-leve....

Skills and Edu for youth in the informal economy -The Kaleidoscope Series

Evidence, Engagement and Innovation on Critical Economic Questions to Reduce Poverty and Inequality in South Africa....

The 2021 Social unrest in South Africa: Future scenarios

In response to the social unrest and following a presentation by the HSRC to the National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee (NICOC) the Department ....

The creation of a spatial economic panel

A three-year partnership with the City Support Programme of the National Treasury will mine SARS tax records to create a spatial economic panel. This ....

Financing of the Food and Nutrition Security Plan 2018-2023 (FAO)

The overall objective of the project is to undertake a review and analysis of possible additional sources for funding the implementation of the Food a....

Scaling up the delivery of medium density affordable units in township economy (DAG)

DAG hereby appoints the Consultant to produce a research document that build up an evidence base of the City of Cape Towns package of incentives and i....

NRF grant no: 129183P (S Swartz)

INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR RATED RESEARCHERS....

Introduce and explain STEM terminology in EMI contexts (University of Bath)

University lecturer strategy use to introduce and explain STEM terminology in EMI contexts: an exploratory comparative study of China, Turkey, South A....

NIDS CRAM Wave 5

Write Policy Paper....

United States-South Africa Higher Education Network (UP)

Submission of final concept paper to Inyathelo Programme Manager....

LIAT Dissemination

The dissemination exercise is aimed at sharing the research results with local and regional actors so that they are well informed about the innovation....

LIAT Karoo Phase 2

To ensure a comprehensive understanding of the regions key innovators, innovations, networks and infrastructure, which will shape the regional innovat....

Covid-19 Responses and the food and nutrition security of vulnerable population groups in South Africa

To conduct research on: The Role and Contribution of Cooperatives towards The South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan ....

Parent Power National Survey

The purpose of this consultancy is the redesign, pilot, implementation, analysis and reporting of a National Survey to gauge parents perceptions and e....

The status of population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development during covid 19 and the lockdown period in South Africa

Following the TORs, the aim of this chapter is to discuss the status of the population, food security and nutrition during the Covid-19 pandemic at di....

NMU State of Higher Education Transformation in the Public Higher Education Sector

This concept note has been prepared by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in response to a request by Ministerial Oversight Committee on Trans....

Youth Livelihood Policy Dialogues

The Department of Employment and Labour is currently funding a study entitled Youth employment entry and the assessment of their effective success. Th....

FNS & Informal Trade During COVID-19

Specific objectives of this exercise will include: -Undertaking a deeper analysis of the impact of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on informa....

Rapid IED response to Covid 19 Crisis

Understanding the impact of the unfolding Covid crisis.....

Covid Second Wave Study in the Rural Eastern Cape

Context: From Covid Funerals to Covid Book project Project to Deliver International book on Covid....

Local Innovation Advancement Tools study

Working with local government and municipalities, the Local Innovation Advancement Tools study devises, tests and shares fit-for-purpose decision mech....

NIDS CRAM Wave (Allan Gray)

The consultant agrees to complete the following: New Policy Paper AND Policy Brief....

The DSI/NRF Research Chair in City-Region Economies

This prestigious chair is hosted by the HSRC/IED in partnership with the University of the Free State. This area of work seeks to understand the deter....

Advancing a Human Development Approach to Climate Resilience Through Local Knowledge and Rural Innovation in South Africa

DST-NRF Centre of Excellence Award for a Special Issue Project by University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg....

DGMT PSP Independent Monitoring and Evaluation

To independently review and evaluate the PSP Programme from 2016 - 2020, as per the agreement.....

Sustainable Livelihoods (Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC)

National Treasury, Cities Support Programme, Project RFP t62l21t9: project to provide technical assistance to metros in the formulation, implementatio....

Support for monitoring and evaluating youth Capital (DG Murray Trust)

Support the Youth Capital team to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework....

Rapid monitoring and evaluation of preparation towards the reopening of schools

The purpose of the concept paper is to present to the DG: DBE, the preliminary thinking of the NECT with regard to the urgent assessment of the readin....

Covid-19 Funeral Protocols Project

The purpose of the study is to develop an understanding that can assist the Eastern Cape provincial government and its stakeholders in minimizing the ....

UNU-WIDER Economic Analysis of Administrative Datasets

To produce research paper of sufficient quality to merit publication in the WIDER working paper series and a non-technical brief that brings together ....

Northen Cape Innovation Advancement Tool: Mapping the Francis Baard Innovation Landscape

To strengthen collaboration amongst universities and civil society towards a regional network of innovation and economic empowerment in the Northern C....

BUFFALO CITY HERITAGE TOURISM PLAN: Infrastructure and Info-structure

The project seeks to build on the Buffalo City Metropolitan Tourism Infrastructure Master Plan (TIM), which was produced for the Buffalo City Develop....

Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture and Food & Nutrition Security in South Africa

Following the scope and parameters outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR), the project broadly aims to understand the short- to medium- term impacts....

A comprehensive status report on population, food and nutrition security and sustainable development in South Africa

Background report for the SA Delegation to the 53rd UNCPD meeting in 2020. Key objectives are to comprehensively describe the status of population, fo....

The Imprint of Education (TIE): A Longitudinal Cohort Study of African Alumni of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars' Programme - Ghana

The proposed research design is a longitudinal cohort study which aims to survey Scholars??? Program Alumni from six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghan....

Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Rural Health Outcomes in Southern Africa

The Wellcome Trust-funded Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Rural Health Outcomes in Southern Africa project is a multi-year project that aims to eva....

ETDP_SETA Conducting of an Empirical Study on Tracking and Tracing Learners

To conduct an empirical study on tracking and tracing learners by interviewing 100% population of learners who completed: learnerships, workplace inte....

Christel House SA: assessing education quality and social mobility outcomes

The aim of this project is to study and evaluate the quality and performance of Christel Houses' academic and non-academic programs compared to other....

Strengthenin Urban Economies: Improving Local Conditions for Diverse Enterprises Development and Growth_SA Cities Network

1. Understand how to grow economies 2. Expand economic participation/ inclusion 3. Improve Local economic governance 4. Deepen Economic Intellegence ....

The State of Food, Nutitrition and Security in South Africa

Establish the conditions/state of Food nutrition and Security in South Africa ....

Kagiso Trust: TYPOLOGIES OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CRITICAL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR

The objectives of the study are: 1.To compile a report that gives the state of the Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) sector. 2.To generate a comprehe....

Gauteng Provincial participation in TIMSS 2019 at Gr 9 level

South Africa has participated in five rounds of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015. ....

Western Cape Provincial participation in TIMSS 2019 at Gr 9 level

South Africa has participated in five rounds of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015. ....

Tracking of Employed, Unemployed and Underemployed Natural Science Graduates (2007-2017)

Graduate employment continues to be an issue of concern to policy makers, employers, education and training institutions and graduates themselves. Und....

Understanding the skills development needs of black industrialists in the context of supporting structural transformation in the 4th industrial revolution

This proposal is prepared by the Education and Skills Development Research Programme (ESD) of the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in response to....

Understanding violence and aggression in the context of the 2015/16 student movement in South Africa. A psychological well-being perspective

The 2015/16 student movement, known by campaign hashtags such as #RhodesMustFall, #BlackStudentMovement and #FeesMustFall, is currently being studied ....

DPME Technical Support for the 25-Year Review - Chapter on Skills (Outcome 5)

As summarised in the Terms of Reference (TOR) and the technical support document the overarching objective of the review is to provide technical suppo....

Municipali Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI)

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Consortium Members shall collectively implement the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index in accordan....

DPME Technical Support for the 25-Year Review - Chapter on Social Protection (Outcome13)

Provide technical support to the DPME to conduct a comprehensive 25-Year Review of Social Protection in South Africa. Ensure that the review is based ....

The impact of "gap" and "affordable" housing policies and private developers on urban inequalities in SA_AF

Post- Apratheid South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. These Inequalities manifest themselves in a large spatial disparities ....

Enhancing university community engagement at Sol Plaatje University

Enhancing university community engagement at Sol Plaatje University: Matching institutional outlook with regional absorptive capacity The importance ....

Supporting the Development and Implementation of Food Security and Nutrition Plan for South Africa_FAO

the project broadly aims to advance options and recommendations for (a) improving Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) information management (b) strengt....

Flagship - city-region economies (CEO Funded)

This proposal seeks to improve the capabilities of government to strengthen the economy of South Africa???s city-regions by undertaking relevant resea....

Backyarding housing segment in the Western Cape Province - DHS

Unauthorised backyarding is the fastest growing form of housing in SA cities, yet research and policy are lacking. Backyard dwellings perform an impor....

EDP-Township Economies

1. Draw together existing research and evidence on township economies and policies to create a resource for the project team and external partners to ....

GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

GCRF has three challenge areas, which are a vision for change and not intended to constrain innovative approaches in other areas that also address the....

UNU-WIDER: South Africa - Toward Inclusive Economic Development

United Nations University World Insitution for Devolopment Economics Research UNU WIDER) is implementing with partners over the period of 2017-20 a re....

Buffalo City: Campus Tourism project

The BCMDA hereby assigns partnership services to the HSRC to conduct and facilitate research that will contribute towards the social progress and deve....

LIRA 2030 AFRICA: Advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 in Africa

The core project goal is to evaluate methods for upgrading the physical form of dense informal settlements in ways which enhance their social and econ....

ILO: Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)

The purpose of this assignment is to provide strategic support to the development of of EPWP Phase 4. The EPWP has set up institutional arrangements c....

Research into recent student movements

With joint funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Research Foundation, research into recent student movements has highlighted t....

UNDP: Develop a Land Size and Efficiency Simulation Model to ascertain the Economics of Regulation of the Agricultural Landholding Bill

The overarching objective of this assignment is to determine the economic impacts of the RALHB. The research team is expected to provide technical exp....