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EGS at UCT Open Day 2017
We put on an excellent display at UCT’s recent Open Day and look forward to welcoming a promising new generation of environmental and geographical scientists in 2018
Professor Maano Ramutsindela - The New Deputy Dean of Science
Since the appointment of Geography Prof. WJ Talbot as UCT’s Dean of Science for the period 1961-1963, geographers have not been part of the deanery. This has changed in 2017 with the appointment of Professor Maano Ramutsindela.Congratulations!
EGS student Jody Brown named most outstanding intern at the City of Cape Town.
He received this accolade because of the exceptionally high standard of his work. Jody is pictured here receiving his award (middle) with Sarah Ward who heads up Energy and Climate Change at the City (left) and Councillor Raylene Arendse (right).
2016 Society of South African Geographers Centenary Student conference
The 2016 SSAG student conference celebrated 100 years of geography and brought students together from universities across South Africa. This was held in Stellenbosch University and was the 48th student conference celebrated in September, South...
PhD examines complex governance systems in Kosi Bay
Philile Mbatha left KwaZulu-Natal for UCT with a bag of prospects and family expectations. But a PhD is bringing the nGAP scholar full circle as she helps communities at a World Heritage Site in her home province.
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Saturday, 27 May 2017
Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at UCT Open Day 2017

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Science puts on an excellent display at UCT’s recent Open Day. As usual we had two stands, with one in Humanities and one in Science, indicative of our student in-take across these two Faculties.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00
2016 Society of South African Geographers Centenary Student conference

The 2016 SSAG student conference celebrated 100 years of geography and brought students together from universities across South Africa. This was held in Stellenbosch University and was the 48th student conference celebrated in September, South Africa’s heritage month. The conference provided us with the opportunity to get to know and network with other passionate geography students in our fields of research, and the wide range presentations was interesting and inspirational.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 09:30
EGS Poster Girl for Climate Change Communication

Earlier this year one of our Master’s students, Claire van Wyk, attended the biennial Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam. Adaptation Futures is run by the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). This year the conference was co-hosted by the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:30
PhD examines complex governance systems in Kosi Bay

One of UCT’s five New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) scholars, Mbatha had been set for a career at the parastatal who’d funded her honours year. And it was time to honour the family of modest means who’d supported her through her difficult undergrad years as she struggled to find her path.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:15

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