Conferences and papers

The following papers had been delivered at conferences to compliment research and debate in method and historiographies of space and place studies

Papers delivered – NATIONAL

  • Elize S van Eeden, “Critically exploring green efforts by goldmines in the Westonaria and Bekkersdal surrounds”, 7th Ecohealth & Wellbeing Research Conference, Villa Paradiso, Harbeestpoortdam, 17-18 Nov 2016.
  • ES van Eeden , “Impact of uranium mining in the (Far) West Rand Region”, Symposium on Nuclearisation of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16th to 19th November 2015.
  • ES van Eeden & EH Ryke, “Community engagement research within an integrative multidisciplinary research paradigm on ecohealth and wellbeing matters:  Exploring processes and sharing experiences”, Community Engagement Conference, SAHECEF-NRF, 1 Dec 2014.
  • ES van Eeden, EH Ryke, T Khumalo & M Watson, “Baseline and metadata capturing activities: Leading to further maturity in the IMD research model”, 5th Ecohealth and Wellbeing Research Forum-Conference, SunWa Parys, 20-21 November 2014.
  • ES van Eeden, “Doing integrative multidisciplinary ecohealth and wellbeing research: Sharing experiences on two projects”, 4th Ecohealth and Wellbeing Forum, Golden Gate National Park, 21-22 November 2013.
  • W Nell, EH de Crom, ES van Eeden & EH Coetzee, “A qualitative exploration on natural resources and livelihoods in the Phongola floodplain: An Integrative Multidisciplinary Perspective”, Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice, Fern Hill Conference Centre, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, 4-8 November 2013.
  • Elize S van Eeden, E Ryke & M Watson, “Sharing ideas regarding multi-disciplinary research on well-being studies: Bekkersdal case study”, 3rd Annual Ecohealth and Well-Being Research Forum, Riverside Sun Hotel, Vanderbijlpark, 19 & 20 November 2012.
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Multidisciplinary Angles in Eco-Health Research: A Perspective from Literature”, 2nd Multidisciplinary Eco Health Forum, 25 Nov, Misty Hills, Krugersdorp, 24-25 November 2011.
  • Elize S van Eeden, “The past and present of research [and teaching] in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental history – a critical debate”, HASA Biennial Conference on “Milestones Commemorating South African History”, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, 22-24 July 2010.
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Industrial Waste Water impacts and human health”, 2nd Symposium, Water Niche Group, NWU, Vaal Triangle Campus, 21 November 2009.
  • Elize S van Eeden, M Liefferink, & F Durandt, “Several environmental issues regarding the Wonderfontein Catchment, Merafong”, Colloquium, Vaal Triangle Campus 2 Aug. 2007.
  • CM Gouws, K Reyneke, JWN Tempelhoff, Elize S Van Eeden, D Van Niekerk &   R Wuriga, “The floods of December 2004-January 2005 in the Garden Route region of the Southern Cape, South Africa from a multidisciplinary perspective”, South African Historical Association, 26 June 2006.
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Aspects of cultural life in the West Rand, with focus on the influence of mining development on the cultural activities of communities – a historical perspective with Carletonville as major case study” (Regional Conference, South African Culture-Historical Society, Springs, 7 March 1997).


Papers delivered – INTERNATIONAL

  • S Liefferink & ES van Eeden, “Past, present and future use of municipal water and freshwater resources of the Bekkersdal community”, Westonaria, South Africa, Interdisciplinary research conference, 27 Sept -3 Oct Croatia 2015.
  • V Koen & Elize S van Eeden, “Family happiness in a post-mining community”, (poster presentation) 14th European Congress of Psychology, 7-10 July 2015.
  • ES van Eeden, ”IMD Community Engagement research as an approach to address urban ecohealth and wellbeing challenges: The Bekkersdal experience”, 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany, 9-13 June 2014.
  • HW Nell, EP de Crom, H Coetzee & ES van Eeden, “An exploration of natural resources and livelihoods in the Pongola floodplain, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”, 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany, 9-13 June 2014.
  • ES van Eeden, “A practical exploration of the feasibility of Integrative Multidisciplinary research from a broad ecohealth perspective in South Africa”, The 2nd International Symposium on Integrating Research, Education, and Problem Solving: IREPS, Orlando, Florida, USA, 25-28 March 2012.
  • ES van Eeden, “Exploring the feasibility of integrative multidisciplinary-focussed environmental impact assessment research related to ecohealth risks, with emphasis on the human experience of Acid Mine Drainage in the Far Western Region of Gauteng”, IWHA Conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 5-7 July 2011.
  • Liefferink, M., & ES van Eeden,. “Environmental activism to promote the remediation of mined land and acid mine drainage: a success story from the South African goldfields”, International Mine Water Symposium, 6-9 September 2010, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • ES van Eeden, EJ Nealer & M Liefferink., “Environmental Management Complexities and Rumours Impending the Effective Application of Scientific Research and Results to Address Possible Health Risks in the West Rand Gold Mining Region of South Africa”,  5th International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health, 21-23 September 2009, New Forest, UK.
  • EJ Stoch (Junior), ES van Eeden & E Stoch, “The mismanagement of a sensitive ecosystem – The Wonderfontein catchment as an unique South African experience, 1936-2006”, International Conference on ecosystems: Changes and implications on livelihoods of rural communities in Africa. University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 18-20 October 2006 Institute of Resource Assessment.
  • ES van Eeden, “Whose environment? whose nature? – a trans-disciplinary discussion on some inhumane actions in the destruction and construction in nature – case study, the Merafong municipal region”, South Africa  International conference on human kind and the intersection of nature and culture (Transdisciplinary Conference, Kruger National Park, 4-6 September 2006).
  • ES van Eeden, F Winde & EJ Stoch, “Multi-perspectives and perceptions on water quality, and related health issues, as impacted on by the mining activities in the mining activities in the Carletonville catchment (Gauteng Province, South Africa), 1964-2004”, 5th International Water History Association Conference, Unesco, Paris, December 2005.
  • ES van Eeden, AB De Villiers & EJ Stoch, “Mines, peoples and sinkholes – an analysis of the Carletonville Municipal Area in South Africa as case study regarding the National Politics of Secrecy”, 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo Norway,  6-13 August 2000.
  • EH Ryke,  ES van Eeden & I De Necker, “The Welfare function of the South African government during and after Apartheid”, Conference of the International Welfare Association, Jerusalem, July 1998.