Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO)

The Gauteng City-Region (GCR) is South Africa’s economic heartland. It holds 14.7million people and generates a third of the country’s GDP, on 2% of its land area.

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) builds the data and analysis to help inform development in this region.

‘Gauteng as a village of 100 people’, GCRO’s latest Urban Data Gallery application, is an interactive animation that presents Gauteng as if it only had 100 residents.

Who are these people?
What are their life circumstances?
What are their beliefs and opinions on key issues?



With great enthusiams and excitement, we would like to inform you of our recent name change – from CID Forum to GPMA.


The GPMA will function in the same way and offer the same services as the CID Forum.