Leandri Kruger’s career started in 2012 at the African Centre for Disaster Studies (North-West University) where she mainly contributed as a researcher for various international and national research projects, and as a lecturer for post graduate students. She is also the Programme Manager of the Postgraduate diploma in Disaster Risk Management, and has published in numerous journal articles and books. In 2012 she obtained her Masters degree in Geography and Environmental Management (cum laude) from the North-West University (NWU). She is currently busy with her doctoral studies in Geography and Environmental Management focusing mainly on the contribution of Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) to improved Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in South Africa. In addition to teaching she has also been involved with numerous social impact assessment projects with particular expertise in renewable energy projects. Since 2017 she was also elected the North-West Branch Chair of the International Association for Impact Assessment - South Africa (IAIAsa). Her research interests are in Social Impact Assessments, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and socio-ecological resilience.
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- Hildebrandt, L. 2012. Significance and status of Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in a South African context. (Msc. Geography and Environmental Management- NWU).
- Hildebrandt, L. and Sandham, L.A. 2013. Social Impact Assessment: the lesser sibling in the South African EIA process? Journal: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 48 (2014): 20-26.
- Van Niekerk, D., Coetzee, C, Botha, D., Murphree, M.J., Fourie. K., Le Roux, T.,Wentink, G., Sharoma, B., Kruger, L., Genade,K., Meyer, S., Snyman, E. 2014. Planning and executing scenario based simulation exercises: Methodological lessons. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
- Kruger, L. 2016. Timing of agricultural production in hazard prone areas to prevent losses at peak risk periods: A case of Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 8(2), Art, #179, 9 pages.
- Mathews, J.A., Kruger, L. & Wentink, G. 2018. Climate-smart agriculture for sustainable agricultural sectors: The case of Mooifontein. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies.
- Kruger, L. & Sandham, L.A. 2018. Social Impact Assessment: Critical perspectives of the ‘lesser sibling’ by South African SIA practitioners. South African Geographical Journal (Accepted).
- Shaamhula, L., Fourie, K. & Kruger, L. 2018. The use of Indigenous knowledge in Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) toward floods: Informal settlements surrounding Oshakati Town, Namibia. Disaster Prevention and Management (Accepted).
- Van Niekerk, D. & Hildebrandt, L. 2013. Human and environmental security: Transboundary protection of biodiversity, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (In Kotzé, L.J. and Marauhn, T. Transboundary Governance of Biodiversity. Berlin: Brill.).
- Coetzee, C., Van Niekerk, D. & Kruger, L. 2018. Building disaster resilience on the edge of chaos – A systems critique on mechanistic global disaster reduction policies, frameworks and models. (In Kendra, J.M., Wachtendorf, T. and Knowles, S.S. The new Environmental Crisis: Hazard, Disaster, and the challenges ahead). (Accepted for publication).
- Van Niekerk, D., Nemakonde, L., Kruger, L. & Genade, K. 2018. Community Based Disaster Risk Management. (In Rodriguez, Trainor and Donner. Handbook of Disaster Research) (Accepted for publication).
- Van Niekerk, D., Coetzee, C., Becker, C., Hildebrandt, L., Fourie, K., Annandale, E., Shoroma, B. and Snyman, E. Disaster Risk Reduction investment in Africa (2000-2010).
- Van Niekerk, D., Coetzee, C., Becker, C., Hildebrandt, L., Fourie, K., Annandale, E., Shoroma, B., Snyman, E., Murphree, M.J. and Wentink. G. 2013. Methodology for determining disaster risk reduction investments in Africa. UNISDR. Nairobi.
- Van Niekerk, D., Coetzee, C., Becker, C., Annandale, E., Murphree, M.J., Hildebrandt, L., Fourie, K., Shoroma, B., and Snyman, E. 2013. Cost Effectiveness of disaster risk reduction investment in the Health and Education Sectors (Horn of Africa). UNISDR. Nairobi.
- Van Niekerk, D., Botha, D., Spies, D., Coetzee, C., Murphree, M.J., Hildebrandt, L., Fourie, K., Shoroma, B., Wentink, G., Annandale, E. and Meyer, S. 2014. Research Report on the Contribution of Specific Agricultural Activities to increase Resilience of Small – Scale Farmers in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique:
Study 1. Role of small-scale irrigation systems in increasing household food security
Study 2. Role of farmers’ associative mechanisms in increasing farmer resilience to natural hazards
Study 3. Role of appropriate crop varieties to reduce crop exposure to hazards
Study 4. Promotion of good cropping techniques to mitigate the impact of natural hazards (and facilitate an early recovery)
Study 5. Timing of production in hazard prone areas to prevent losses at peak risk periods.
- Van Niekerk, D., Prinsloo, V., Botha, D., Spies, D., Coetzee, C., Becker, C.,
Annandale, E., Murphree, M.J., Kruger, L., Fourie, K., Shoroma, B.
Wentink, G., and Meyer, S. 2014. The contribution of selected DIPECHO
agricultural interventions to resilience building in Malawi, Mozambique
and Madagascar. FOA.
- Coetzee, C., Van Niekerk, D., Murphree, M.J., Becker, C., Hildebrandt, L., Shoroma, B., Fourie, K., Annandale, E. and Shapiro, M. 2014. Feasibility study on the decentralisation and institutional capacity development for the Directorate Agricultural Disaster Risk Management. Pretoria: DAFF.
- Van Niekerk, D., Murphree, M.J., Prinsloo, V., Lunga, W., Kruger, L., Bredenkamp, P.W., Nemakonde, L. & Coetzee, C. 2016. Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based