Published articles

Ecohealth and Wellbeing Research in Mining Regions


  • Diedericks, M & Elize S van Eeden, Assessing the ecohealth and well-being of the Bekkersdal informal settlement, South Africa, by gauging the levels of poverty and unemployment, JOPA,54(1), 2019, pp. 130-149. ( PDF )
  • Vicki Koen, Elizabeth Hermina Ryke, Martha Jacoba Watson, Elize S van Eeden, “Community caregivers’ perspectives of community well-being in a mining community”, Health SA Gesondheid-Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Ms. 22 (2017), pp 316-324 ( PDF )
  • S Liefferink, Elize S van Eeden, V Wepener, “Past, present and future use of municipal water and freshwater resources of the Bekkersdal community, Westonaria, South Africa”, Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 5(3) 2017, pp. 430-446. ( PDF ), Intern Journal
  • M Diedericks & Elize S van Eeden, “Contextualising perceptions of service delivery and well-being in Bekkersdal informal settlement”, Administratio Publica ,  24(2), June 2016. ( PDF). Intern Journal
  • ESvEeden & B Khaba, Politicising service delivery in South Africa: A reflection on the history, reality and fiction of Bekkersdal, Journal of Contemporary History, 41(2), December 2016 ( PDF )
  • H Coetzee, W Nell, ES van Eeden & EH de Crom, “Artisanal fisheries in the Ndumo area of the Lower Phongolo River Floodplain, South Africa”, KOEDOE,  57(1), 2015, pp. 1-6. ( PDF ), Intern Journal
  • W Nell, EH de Crom, H Coetzee, Elize S van Eeden, “The Psychosocial Well-Being of a ‘Forgotten’ South African Community: The Case of Ndumo, Kwazulu-Natal”, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(3), June 2015, pp. 171-181, doi:10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1248. ( PDF ), Intern Journal
  • RYKE, EH; ES VAN EEDEN, V KOEN & E BAIN, “Application of SWOT Analysis to explore impressions of researchers involved in an integrative Multidisciplinary Health and Wellbeing Study”, Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 7(3), Fall 2015, pp. 39-54. ( PDF ) Intern Journal
  • Elize S van Eeden, “A practical exploration of the feasibility of Integrative Multidisciplinary research from a broad ecohealth perspective in South Africa”, The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(2), Dec., 2011, pp. 251-272, ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden & EJ Nealer, “Interdisciplinary reflections on the challenge of environmental management in dolomitic areas of South Africa (The case of Delmas and Merafong city local municipalities”, Administratio Publica, 19(3), Sept. 2011, pp. 118-139. ( PDF) )
  • EJ Nealer & Elize S van Eeden, “The essence of water services management according to service water catchment regions: A case study of the Delmas Municipality”, Administratio Publica, 18(3), September 2010, pp. 133-148. ( PDF )
  • JWN Tempelhoff, D van Niekerk, Elize S van Eeden, I Gouws, K Botha. & R Wuriga, “The December 2004-January 2005 floods in the Garden Route region of the Southern Cape, South Africa”, JÀMBÁ Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2(2), November 2009, pp. 93-112. JÃmbÃ: Journal of …, 2012 – ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, EJ Nealer & M Liefferink, “A historiography on past scientific research and references to environmental health concerns in the Merafong gold mining region of South Africa”, New Contree, 58, Nov, 2009, pp. 37- 55. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, M Liefferink & JF du Rand, “Legal issues concerning mine closure and social responsibility on the West Rand”, The Journal for Transdisciplinary research in Southern Africa , 5(1), July 2009, pp. 51-72. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “An historical assessment of NGO efficiency in progressing towards a sustainable environmental heritage focus with as case study the Wonderfontein Spruit catchment, Gauteng, New Contree, 53, May 2007, pp. 55-78. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Some human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature  –   the Merafong municipal region as a case study”, The Journal for Transdisciplinary research in Southern Africa, 2(2), Nov. 2006, pp. 409-430. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, AB de Villiers, H Strydom & EJ Stoch, “Effects of dewatering and sinkholes on people and environment – an analysis of the Carletonville area in Gauteng, South Africa, Historia 48(1), May 2003, pp. 95-125. or ( PDF )