EGS welcomes its new incoming postgraduate students
We ran our orientation programme via our UCT’s VULA platform and with a number of Zoom meet ups. Dr Jore von Holdt, who convenes our Honours programme, sent us all on a Zoom speed-dating exercise
EGS welcomes renowned scholar, Dr Jane Battersby
Welcome to Dr Jane Battersby, who joins the department from UCT’s African Centre for Cities where she has been leading the urban food cluster. Jane’s work over the last 13 years has used food as a lens
Emeritus Professor Michael Meadows Elected President of International Geographical Union
Emeritus Professor Meadows is proud to be only the second person from an African country to be elected as IGU President in almost 100 years.
The Water Hub: From polluted water to safe reuse for growing food
The Water Hub in Franschhoek is an urban living lab where research is being undertaken by members of the EGS Department and Future Water Institute at UCT. The researchers are learning how to work with nature rather than against it.
Peninsula Paddle 2020: Journey of hope
Each year the paddle is a reminder about this message and each year the paddle encourages action to be taken to address the problem by civic organisations and the City of Cape Town
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Wednesday, 19 January 2022
SANParks Honorary Rangers: Table Mountain Region lend a hand in supporting restoration of Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

Pippin Anderson spent much of September in the field with students counting plant species and cover following the fire and is excited to process the data to see what the long-term prospects are for the various interventions. The trial sites are fenced off to keep porcupines and people out and while the fire was useful for the vegetation, it sadly burnt most of the fence posts, resulting in the collapse of the fencing.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 07:30
Dr Jane Battersby podcast series on integrating food into urban planning and scholarship in Africa

New podcast series on integrating food into urban planning and scholarship in Africa

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 12:15
Present and Visible: Napier Settlement and its Stories

A book documenting collaborative research with the participation of Southern Urbanism students and staff.This new co-produced book seeks to render visible the often overlooked stories of people’s everyday lives in an informal settlement in a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa. 


Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 07:00
‘Southern Cities:’ A music video by the 2020 cohort of the MPhil in Southern Urbanism

The 2020 MPhil Southern Urbanism cohort got lyrical about the insights they gained about the unique qualities and characteristics that define southern cities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 06:45