Journal Papers

Matshusa, K. and Leonard, L. (2023). Proposed governance model for geotourism and geoheritage in South Africa and the implications for Africa. Geoheritage, 15(19). (in press).

Leonard, L. (2023) Climate change, mining development, and residential water security in the uMkhanyakude District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a double catastrophe for local communities, Local Environment, 23(3):331-346. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2022.2136644

Matshusa, K.; Leonard, L. (2023) Geoheritage Threats in South African National Parks. Tourism and Hospitality. 4, 202–213.

Ebhuoma, O., Gebreslasie, M., Ebhuoma, E., Leonard, L., Silas Ngetar, N., & Zamisa, B. (2023). Farmers’ Perception of Soil Erosion and Degradation and Their Effects on Rural Livelihoods in KwaMaye Community, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 58(8), 1405-1421.

Leonard, L. (2022) Climate Change Impacts and Challenges of Combating Food Insecurity in Rural Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Sustainability, 14, 16023.    

Khondani, M. & Leonard, L. (2022) Exploring Strategies for Management of Disasters Associated with Abandoned Mines and Illegal Mining. Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 14(1): a1237

Musavengane, R., Leonard, L. & Mureyani, S. (2022) Doing tourism in Southern Africa amid the coronavirus pandemic: Navigating political, socioeconomic and environmental inequalities, Development Southern Africa, 39(1):3-19.

Leonard, L. & Lidskog, R. (2021) Conditions and Constrains for Reflexive Governance of Industrial Risks. Sustainability, 13(10):5679.

Matshusa, K, Leonard, L. & Thomas, P. (2021) Challenges of Geotourism in South Africa. Resources 10(11):108.

Ebhuoma, O.O., Gebreslasie, M., Ebhuoma, E.E. & Leonard, L. (2021) ‘The future looks empty’: embodied experiences of distress triggered by environmental and climatic changes in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaGeoJournal.

Matshusa, K., Leonard, L. and Thomas. P. (2021). “The Contribution of Geotourism to Social Sustainability: Missed Opportunity?” The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, 17(1): 95-118.

Matshusa, K., Thomas, P., & Leonard, L. (2021). A methodology for examining Geotourism potential at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 34(1):209–217.

Leonard, L. and Lidskog, R. (2021) Examining reflexive scientisation and scientific expertise in South Durban, South Africa, Journal of Risk Research, 24(9):1127-1140.

Leonard, L. (2021) Ecological Conflicts, Resistance, Collective Action and Just Resilience: What Can We Learn from a Community Struggle Against a Proposed Coalmine in Fuleni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Politikon. 48(1):19-40

Ebhuoma, E. & Leonard, L. (2020) An operational framework for communicating flood warnings to indigenous farmers in southern Nigeria: a systems thinking analysis, GeoJournal. 86(6): 2639-2656

Ebhuoma, E.E, Simatele, M.D, Leonard, L, Ebhuoma, O.O, Donkor, F.K, Tantoh, H.B. (2020) Theorising Indigenous Farmers’ Utilisation of Climate ServicesSustainability12:7349.

Leonard, L. and Dladla, A. (2020) “Obstacles to and suggestions for successful township tourism in Alexandra Township, South Africa”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 17(6):900-920

Musavengane, R. Siakwah, P. & Leonard. L. (2020) The nexus between tourism and urban risk: Towards inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable outdoor tourism in African cities, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 29:100254

Ebhuoma. E, Donkor. F, Ebhuoma, O., Leonard, L. & Tantoh, H. (2020) Subsistence farmers’ differential vulnerability to drought in Mpumalanga province, South Africa: Under the political ecology spotlightCogent Social Sciences, 6:1

Siakwah. P, Musavengane, R. & Leonard, L. (2020). Tourism Governance and Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. Journal of Tourism Planning and Development, 17(4):355-383

Matshusa, K., Thomas, P. & Leonard, L. (2020) Developing a scale for measuring influential factors towards geotourism development. Acta Commercii 20(1):11

Tantoh. H, Leonard, L. & Simatele, D. (2020) Strengthening the scaffolds of community flexibility: policy and institutional response to the rural water supply and sustainability challenge.” African Geographical Review. 39(3):208-223.

Leonard, L. (2019) Traditional leadership, community participation and mining developmentLand Use Policy, 86:290-298

Musavengane, R. & Leonard, L. (2019) When Race and Social Equity Matters in Nature Conservation in Post-apartheid South Africa, Conservation and Society, 17(2): 135-146.

Leonard, L. (2019) Examining civil society social capital relations against mining development for local sustainability. Sustainable Development, 27(3):289-295

Musavengane, R. Siakwah, P. & Leonard, L. (2019) ‘Does the poor matter’ in pro-poor driven sub-Saharan African cities? toward progressive and inclusive pro-poor tourism.’ International Journal of Tourism Cities, 5(3):392-411.

Khonje, L. & Leonard, L. (2019) Examining governance and growth of the hotel sector in Malawi: An environmental metabolic rift perspective, African Journal of Hospitality Tourism and Leisure, 8(3):1-15

Leonard. L. (2018) Mining Corporations, Democratic Meddling, and Environmental Justice in South Africa, Social Sciences, 7(12):1-17

Leonard, L. (2018) Bridging social and environmental risks: the potential for an emerging environmental justice framework in South AfricaJournal of Contemporary African Studies, 36(1):23-38.

Leonard, L. (2018) Converging political ecology and environmental justice disciplines for more effective civil society actions against macro-economic risks, International Journal of Sustainable and Environmental Development, 17(1):1-18

Leonard, L., & Lebogang, T. (2018) Exploring the Impacts of Mining on Tourism Growth and Local SustainabilitySustainable Development, 26(3):206-216.

Smith. C. & Leonard, L. (2018) Examining governance and collaboration for enforcement of hotel greening in Gauteng, South Africa: Towards a network governance structure, e-Review Tourism Research, 15(6):480-502

Nunkoo, R., Teeroovengadum, V., Thomas, P., and Leonard, L. (2018) Integrating Service Quality as a Second-Order Factor in a Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Model. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 29(12):2978-3005.

Leonard, L. (2017) Environmental Impact Assessments and public participation: The case of environmental justice and mining development, Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 19(1):1-25

Leonard, L. (2017) Governance, participation and mining development, Politikon, 44(2):327-345.

Leonard. L. (2016) Mining and/or tourism development for job creation and sustainability in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, Local Economy, 31(1-2):249-263

Dzikiti, L.G. & Leonard, L. (2016) Barriers towards African youth participation in domestic tourism in post- apartheid South Africa, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5(3):1-17

Leonard. L. & Langton, A. (2016) Challenges facing tourist attractions due to acid mine drainage in the West Rand, Gauteng, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5(1):1-12

Leonard, L. (2015) Examining the quality of carbon trading as pathway to environmental justice or recipe for disaster at the Bisasar landfill in Durban, South Africa, Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 1: 125-137

Leonard, L. & Dladla, A. (2015) Exploring obstacles towards township tourism growth for poverty alleviation and job creation in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4(1):1-8

Deen, A. & Leonard, L. (2015) Exploring potential challengers for first year student retention and success rates, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 1:233-241

Leonard, L. & Dlamini, T. (2014) Greening within the Johannesburg tourism and hospitality sectors, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 4(2):1-8

Leonard, L. (2014) Reconsidering the ‘risk society theory’ in the South: the case of civil society actions against a proposed industrial risk facility in Durban, South AfricaSouth African Review of Sociology, 45(3):74-93

Leonard, L. (2014) The network society, power and the print media in post-apartheid South AfricaMedia, Culture and Society, 36(7):966-981.

Leonard, L. (2014) Characterising civil society and its challenges in post-apartheid South Africa, Journal of Social Dynamics, 40(2):371-391

Leonard, L. (2014) Participatory democracy against industrial risks: Environmental justice in Durban, South Africa, Politikon, 41(2):311-329

Leonard, L. (2013) Tackling Climate Change in Africa: Effective or Rhetoric Interventions? Humanities and Social Science Review, 2(3):213-224

Leonard, L. (2013) The relationship between the conservation agenda and environmental justice in post-apartheid South Africa: An analysis of WESSA KwaZulu-Natal and environmental justice advocates, South African Review of Sociology, 44(3):2-21

Leonard L. (2012) Another political ecology of civil society reflexiveness against urban industrial risks for environmental justice: The case of the Bisasar landfill, Durban, South Africa, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 33(1):77-92.

Leonard, L. (2011) Leadership against industrial risks: Environmental justice in Durban, South Africa, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 46(2):113-129.

Leonard, L. & Pelling, M. (2010) Civil society response to industrial risk: the case of Durban, South Africa, Journal of Environment and Urbanization, 22(2):579-595

Leonard, L. & Pelling, M. (2010) Mobilization and Protests: Environmental Justice in Durban, South Africa, Journal of Local Environment, 15(2):137-151