Recently, Robert Simons returned from a six-month visit to South Africa, where he served as a professor and Fulbright Scholar with Witswatersrand University in Johannesburg.
Click here to view Robert Simons' presentation on the historical background, economic conditions, and housing development in South Africa.
While in South Africa, Dr. Simons instructed two courses at Wits. With professors and students of the university, he completed in-depth research on the environmental remediation of former mining sites for low- to moderate-priced housing. Please click here to read "Affordable and Middle Class Housing On Johannesburg’s Mining Sites: A Benefit-Cost Analysis" by Dr. Simons. Please click here for thoughts and reflections from his experience.