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Assoc Prof Manya Mooya

BSc (Land Econ) (Copperbelt) MPhil (Land Econ) (Cantab) PGC (GIS&RS) (ITC) PhD (Real Estate) (Pretoria)

Programme Convenor - BSc/BSc Honours in Property Studies

Tel: 021 650 5164

Manya has worked in the Department of Land Economy of the Copperbelt University in Zambia, the Department of Land Management at the Polytechnic of Namibia and, since 2006, in the Department of Construction Economics & Management at the University of Cape Town. Before entering the higher education sector, Manya briefly worked as a property consultant in private practice.

Research Interests

  • Real Estate Valuation Theory
  • Real Estate and Capital Accumulation
  • Real Estate and Urban Regeneration


Property Valuation

External Responsibilities

Manya has acted as external examiner of masters theses for the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is (or has acted as) an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Polytechnic of Namibia.

Manya is an ad hoc referee for the international journals Urban Studies and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

Selected Recent Publications

  • Mooya M.M. (2011) “Of mice and men: automated valuation models and the valuation profession” Urban Studies, in press doi:10.1177/0042098010391301

  • Mooya M.M. (2011) Making urban real estate markets work for the poor: theory, policy and practice Cities Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 238-244.

  • Mooya M.M. and Cloete C.E. (2010) Property rights, real estate markets and poverty alleviation in Namibia’s urban low income settlements Habitat International Vol.34 No. 4, pp. 436-445

  • Mooya M.M. (2009) Market value without a market: perspectives from transaction cost theory Urban Studies Vol.46 No.3 pp. 687-701.

  • Mooya M.M. and Cloete C.E. (2007) Informal urban property markets and poverty alleviation: a conceptual framework Urban Studies Vol. 44 No. 1 pp. 147-165.