Dewald van Niekerk

Dewald van Niekerk

Director

Biography

Dewald van Niekerk is Professor in Disaster Risk Reduction and the founder and director of the African Centre for Disaster Studies at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Dewald is a C2 NRF graded researcher. His interests includes community based disaster risk management, disaster risk assessment, disaster risk governance, building institutional capacities for disaster risk reduction, and transdisciplinary disaster risk reduction.

Publications

2016

Dewald van Niekerk, Michael J. Murphree, Vicci Prinsloo, Wilfred Lunga, Leandri Kruger, PW Bredenkamp, Livhuwani D. Nemakonde, Christo Coetzee

Regional assessment on ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa Technical Report

IUCN 2016.

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Nonhlanhla D. Kunene, Dewald van Niekerk, Kristel Fourie, Aïda Terblanché-Greeff, Gideon J. Wentink

Impact of seismic events on socio-economic vulnerability: the case of the Khuma settlement in the North-West Province Technical Report

Potchefstroom, Report, 2016.

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2015

Dewald van Niekerk

Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: towards community resilience Book Chapter

Du Plessis, A (Ed.): South African Environmental Law: The Governing Function of Local Government, Juta, Kenwyn, 2015.

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Per Becker, Dewald van Niekerk

Developing Sustainable Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa Book Chapter

Collins, A E; Jones, S; Manyena, Bernard S; Jayawickrama, J (Ed.): Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society, Chapter 5, pp. 63-78, Elsevier Inc., Amsterdam, 2015.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Everson Ndlovu, Paul Chipangura

Experiences of Africa: Status and Potentials Book Chapter

Shaw, Rajib; Izumi, T (Ed.): Disaster Management and Private Sectors, Chapter 6, pp. 83–104, Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2015, ISBN: 978-4-431-55414-1.

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2014

Dewald van Niekerk

A critical analysis of the South African Disaster Management Act and Policy Framework Journal Article

Disasters, 38 (4), pp. 858–877, 2014.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Ben Wisner

Integrating disaster risk management and development planning: Experiences from Africa Book Chapter

Lopez-Carresi, Alejandro; Fordham, Maureen; Wisner, Ben; Kelman, Ilan; Gaillard, Jean-Christophe (Ed.): Disaster Management: International lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery, pp. 330, Routledge, New York, 2014.

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2013

Dewald van Niekerk, Christo Coetzee, Doret Botha, Michael J. Murphree, Kristel Fourie, Tanya le Roux, Gideon J. Wentink, Leandri Kruger, Lesego B. Shoroma, Kylah Genade, M. Suna Meyer, Elrista Annandale

Planning and Executing Scenario Based Simulation Exercises: Methodological Lessons Journal Article

Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 12 (1), pp. 193-210, 2013.

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Emmanuel Raju, Dewald van Niekerk

Intra-governmental Coordination for Sustainable Disaster Recovery: A Case-study of the Eden District Municipality, South Africa Journal Article

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 4 , pp. 92-99, 2013.

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Christo Coetzee, Dewald van Niekerk

Towards a Disaster Risk Assessment Methodology for Communities Underlain by Dolomite Journal Article

Disaster Prevention and Management, 22 (4), pp. 351-365, 2013.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Elrista Annandale

Utilising Participatory Research Techniques For Community-Based Disaster Risk Assessment Journal Article

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 31 (2), pp. 160-177, 2013.

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Doret Botha, Dewald van Niekerk

Views from the Frontline: A critical assessment of local risk governance in South Africa Journal Article

Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 5 , pp. 1-10, 2013.

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2012

Dewald van Niekerk

Transdisciplinarity: The binding paradigm for disaster risk reduction Booklet

NWU, Scientific contributions: Series H: Inaugural Address: Nr. 254, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-86822-633-7.

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Gideon van Riet, Dewald van Niekerk

Capacity development for participatory disaster risk assessment Journal Article

Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions, 11 (3), pp. 213–225, 2012.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Christo Coetzee

African Experiences in Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Book Chapter

Shaw, Rajib (Ed.): Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Chapter 17, pp. 333-349, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, 2012.

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Willemien Faling, Johann W.N. Tempelhoff, Dewald van Niekerk

Rhetoric or action: Are South African municipalities planning for climate change? Journal Article

Development Southern Africa, 29 (02), pp. 241-258, 2012.

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Christo Coetzee, Dewald van Niekerk

Tracking the evolution of the disaster management cycle: A general system theory approach Journal Article

Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 4 (1), 2012.

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Dewald van Niekerk

Transdisciplinarity : the binding paradigm for disaster risk reduction Book

dspace.nwu.ac.za, Potchefstroom, 2012.

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2011

Dewald van Niekerk, Nomonde Madubula, Koos van Zyl, Riaan Visser, Christo Coetzee, Kristel Fourie, Gideon J. Wentink, Yolanda Maartens

An Alternative Financing Model for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Africa Technical Report

Pretoria, 2011.

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Doret Botha, Dewald van Niekerk, Gideon J. Wentink, Christo Coetzee, Kylah Forbes, Yolanda Maartens, Elrista Annandale, Toto Tshona, Emmanuel Raju

Disaster Risk Management Status Assessment at Municipalities in South Africa Technical Report

Pretoria, 2011.

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Eric J. Nealer, Elize S. van Eeden, Dewald van Niekerk, Johann W.N. Tempelhoff

Geohydrological issues of importance in the area governed by the Delmas Local Municipality Journal Article

Politeia, 30 (3), pp. 5–30, 2011.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Christo Coetzee

Rapid Impact Assessment Report: Veld fires in the Tlokwe Local Municipality on 23 August 2011 Technical Report

African Centre for Disaster Studies Potchefstroom, 2011.

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Isak D. Jansen van Vuuren, Dewald van Niekerk

Veld fire rapid impact assessment Journal Article

PositionIT, pp. 49–50, 2011.

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2010

Dewald van Niekerk, Tanya le Roux, Nico Louw

Explosion simulation at SASKO Klerksdorp: Observational research conducted by the NWU Journal Article

Disaster Management: Southern Africa, 6 , pp. 1–4, 2010.

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More rhetoric and less action? Journal Article

Disaster Management: Southern Africa, (September), pp. 1–2, 2010.

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Dewald van Niekerk

A framework for multi-sphere disaster risk reduction: The case of South Africa Book

Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbr, 2010.

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2009

Liezel van Niekerk, Dewald van Niekerk

Participatory action research: Addressing social vulnerability of rural women through income-generating activities Journal Article

Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2 (2), pp. 127-146, 2009.

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Dewald van Niekerk, Johann W.N. Tempelhoff, Willemien Faling, Lynne Thompson, Dawid Jordaan, Christo Coetzee, Yolanda Maartens

The effects of climate change in two flood laden and drought stricken areas in South Africa Technical Report

Potchefstroom, 2009.

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2008

Dewald van Niekerk

From disaster relief to disaster risk reduction: a consideration of the evolving international relief mechanism Journal Article

TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 4 (2), pp. 355–375, 2008.

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Patricia M. Reid, Dewald van Niekerk

A model for a multi-agency response management system (MARMS) for South Africa Journal Article

Disaster Prevention and Management, 17 (2), pp. 244–255, 2008.

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2006

Dewald van Niekerk

Disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management and disaster management: Academic rhetoric or practical reality? Journal Article

Disaster Management: Southern Africa, 3 (1), 2006.

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2005

Dewald van Niekerk

A comprehensive framework for multi-sphere disaster risk reduction in South Africa PhD Thesis

Unpublished PhD thesis North-West łdots, 2005.

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2004

Jaco Vermaak, Dewald van Niekerk

Disaster risk reduction initiatives in South Africa Journal Article

Development Southern Africa, 21 (3), pp. 555–574, 2004.

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2001

Dewald van Niekerk

Governance, Politics, and Policy in South Africa Book

Oxford University Press, USA, 2001.

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Contact

Email:
dewaldvn@acds.co.za