Mr Johannes Viljoen

TELEPHONE: 012 302 2088
EMAIL: jhviljoen@hsrc.ac.za

Johan Viljoen is a senior researcher in the HSRC's Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division. He holds a master's degree in geography from the University of South Africa and has key expertise in the areas of democracy, governance and international migration.

Viljoen has 27 years of research experience at the HSRC. Over the past decade, he has done extensive work for the National Department of Justice, the National Department of Home Affairs, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority and the Presidency. His expertise also includes proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation as well as qualitative research methodologies.

During the past decade, Viljoen has mostly conducted his research in the areas of governance and international migration. He has been involved in several projects, including the Presidential Review Committee on State-owned Enterprises, an Assessment of the Impact of Decisions of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal on the Transformation of Society, and an Evaluation of the Access to Justice and the Promotion of Constitutional Rights Programme. Viljoen also worked on an employee satisfaction survey in the public service, a SALGA study on political violence and an HSRC study on skilled migration. He has published 9 scientific articles in local and international peer-reviewed academic journals, more than 25 research reports, 5 book chapters, one occasional paper and one policy brief. He has also presented several papers at local and international conferences.

Recent

An assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the selected support mechanisms implemented to mitigate and alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Africa

To assess: How have the selected support mechanisms performed in mitigating and alleviating the most severe impacts of Covid-19 and assisted the vic....

The Development of Local Government Service Standardsfor Municipalities

The purpose of the project is to develop a comprehensive set of service standards for municipalities informed and aligned to legislation and related s....

Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats, Harm and Killings of Councillors, Municipal Officials, Senior Municipal Managers and Members of the Ward Committees

The purpose of the study is to develop a historical database for the period of 2000 to 2018 that looks at,1) the killing of Councillors, senior munici....

Development of a Consequences and Accountability Framework for Municipalities in South Africa

The aim of the project is for development of a local government consequences and accountability framework and/or implementation Support Framework with....

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) project

a) Identify how transparency and accountability within the current systems for delivering and procuring infrastructure needs to be improved at a natio....

State of Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa

The primary objective of this project is to prepare the draft and final reports for the Working Group on social cohesion and nation-building. A draft ....

Research for the Gauteng Transformation Policy on Vulnerable and Designated Groups

The policy on mainstreaming of designated/vulnerable groups is aimed at creating an enabling environment to facilitate the full development of targete....

LGSETA- Local Government Sector Education & Training Authority

To develop a concept document on the challenges facing the AET in the local government with emphasis on municipalities. To provide a detailed analys....

Implementation of the Evaluation of the Integrated Justice System (IJS)

The study includes an analysis of challenges that the IJS has faced, and expects to face in its future execution of its mandate. This analysis will le....

Review of Commission for Gender Equity's (CGE's) 20 years of Existence, Achievements and Challenges

The purpose of the Study is to review and assess the work of the since its inception, focusing on its key achievements, impact within the gender secto....

Final Evaluation Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights

The Access to Justice and the Promotion of Constitutional Rights (AJ&PCR;) Programme with the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development (DoJ&....

BCURE Consortium

The question that this study needs to answer is: how can DEA implement an evidence-based process for environmental policymaking in the context of a de....

Assessment of the Impact of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the impact of the two highest courts, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on....

Review of the Employee Satisafction Survey Questionnaire

"The Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is a perception study which aims to identify issues which impact on the performance and productivity of public....

Millennium Development Goals 2,6,7

Statistics South Africa is leading the writing of a comprehensive progress report to measure the country's progress towards achieving the targets set ....

Cities Support Programme

Background: The CSP is an initiative of National Treasury in collaboration with key government departments to address spatial inequalities and dev....

Evaluation of the Implementation of the Johannesburg City Safety Strategy (JCSS)

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the implementation of the Joburg City Safety Strategy. The evaluation will entail reviewing the implementati....

Ad- Hoc Assignments:vuwani

Vuwani - R250 000 (July - Nov)....

Predicting Urbanisation and Migration in South Africa

Perceived accelerating migration amidst a declining economic situation has heightened sensitivity to the influx of migrants and has served to unnecess....