Cross Border Shopping Research wins SAPI award.


Tanya Zack has been awarded the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) National Planning Award in the academic category for the Cross Border Shopping Research sponsored by the JICP.

About the research

The Cross Border Shopping Research, examines the nature of cross border trade in the inner city of Johannesburg. The study maps the centre of cross border shopping, the goods purchased and the density of affected trade in the inner city. It provides an indication of the contribution of cross border trade to the economy of the inner city. And it scopes the critical factors that contribute to or threaten the successful operation of cross border trade in inner city of Johannesburg. The study offers recommendations for appropriate responses from state authorities to these challenges and opportunities.

See more here incl access to the research

About the SAPI National Awards

The SAPI National Awards were established in 2008 to:

  • Reflect on and recognize the valuable contributions that individuals and organizations make
  • Inspire their continued involvement and those of others
  • Promote the key role of the planning profession in public life.

Every two years SAPI recognizes valuable contributions and extraordinary performance in all aspects of the planning profession.

Tanya Zack made a presentation on the Cross Border Shopping Research at the Joburg Inner City Partnership Forum on 8th November 2017.